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PJ Capelotti - Professor of Anthropology, Penn State Abington

Book Title: Master of the Battlefield: Monty's War Years 1942-1944

Author: Nigel Hamilton

Book Description:

Hamilton's three-volume biography of Field Marshal Montgomery, of which Volume Two: Master of the Battlefield, is perhaps the greatest installment, is a magisterial triumph in the documentation of one man's struggle to learn, master, and then apply the lessons of his craft in the most extreme and stressful historical situations imaginable.  It was a model of writing and exposition that stood as a high example of historical art as I pursued my own documented the explorers of the Arctic during the Heroic Era of Polar Exploration.


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