A Main Selection of the History Book Club.
One of the most interesting, important, and ambitious books about the conduct, and perhaps the ultimate futility, of war." —Gunther E. Rothenberg
[A] highly scholarly and wonderfully absorbing study." —John Bayley, The London Review of Books
What Russell F. Weigley writes, the rest of us read. The Age of Battles is a persuasive reminder that even in the age of ‘rational’ warfare, one can honestly wonder why war seemed an unavoidable policy choice." —Allan R. Millett, The Journal of American History