The General

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William Collins,
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The book John Kelly reads every time he gets a promotion to remind him of ‘the perils of hubris, the pitfalls of patriotism and duty unaccompanied by critical thinking’The most vivid, moving – and devastating – word-portrait of a World War One British commander ever written, here re-introduced by Max Hastings.
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display_description After Herbert Curzon fumbles a fortuitous early step on the path to glory in the Boer War, 1914 finds him an honorable, decent, brave and wholly unimaginative colonel. Survival through the early slaughters in which so many fellow-officers perish brings him rapid promotion, and by 1916 he commands 100,000 British soldiers. Unyeilding and diligent, he leads them through the horrors of the Somme and Passchendaele. -- from back cover.
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subject_facet Combat -- Fiction, Somme 1916 -- Fiction, Ypres, 3rd Battle of, Ieper, Belgium, 1917 -- Fiction
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title_full The General/ C.S. Forester; with an introduction by Max Hastings
title_short The General