Summary and Info
I learned quite a bit while reading this book, and still go back to it on a regular basis. This book is an excellent reference guide, I highly recommend it.
The author does a good job of outlining the historical significance of each battle with concise, yet detailed descriptions. The illustrations are spare, but adequate. My only complaint: The author does spoil the ending by naming the victor at the beginning, rather than the end of each battle. A well placed thumb while reading each description will remedy this problem.
I lent this book to my father-in-law. He loved it so much, I told him to keep it and I ordered another. As an aside: I bought used copies from Amazon resellers. The books were in "like new" condition at about half the cost of new. I recommend purchasing like this if not in a "big" hurry to get the book.