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In this fascinating biography, Professor Gary Sheffield reassesses Haig's reputation, assessing his critical role in preparing the army for war.

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The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army by Gary Sheffield

'Well written and persuasive ...objective and well-rounded...this scholarly rehabilitation should be the standard biography' **** Andrew Roberts, Mail on Sunday 'A true judgment of him must lie somewhere between hero and zero, and in this detailed biography Gary Sheffield shows himself well qualified to make it ...a balanced portrait' Sunday Times 'Solid scholarship and admirable advocacy' Sunday Telegraph Douglas Haig is the single most controversial general in British history. In 1918, after his armies had won the First World War, he was feted as a saviour. But within twenty years his reputation was in ruins, and it has never recovered. In this fascinating biography, Professor Gary Sheffield reassesses Haig's reputation, assessing his critical role in preparing the army for war.

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'Solid scholarship and admirable advocacy' Seven (Sunday Telegraph) 'A true judgement of (Haig) must lie somewhere between hero and zero, and in this detailed biography Gary Sheffield shows himself well qualified to make it... a balanced portrait.' The Sunday Times (Culture) 'Well written and persuasive biography...objective and well-rounded...this scholarly rehabilitation should be the standard biography (of Haig)' - Andrew Roberts Four stars **** Mail on Sunday 'Sheffield is very good indeed in his analysis of Haig's battles...his account of the Somme is particularly good. This is a good book and a balanced book.' The Scotsman 'Erudite reappraisal' Daily Mail 'Sheffield's excellent scholarship convincingly shows precisely why Haig died a national hero' The Times 'A well-researched and thought-provoking book' Soldier magazine 'No-one knows Haig's army better than Prof Sheffield.' Country Life

About Gary Sheffield


One of Britain's leading military historians, GARY SHEFFIELD is Professor of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. He has written a number of critically acclaimed and commercially successful books on the First World War including Forgotten Victory: The First World War - Myths and Realities. He is the co-editor of Douglas Haig: War Diaries and Letters 1914-18.

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The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army by Gary Sheffield
Gary Sheffield
Used - Like New
Hardback
Aurum Press
2011-09-01
400
1845136918
9781845136918
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