..". a strong and stimulating book. It has no rival in either scope or quality. For libraries, history buffs, and armchair warriors, it is a must. For political science students, career diplomats, and officers in the armed services, its reading should be required." -- History "A particularly timely account." -- Kansas City Times "It reads easily but is not a popularized history... nor does the book become a history of battles.... Weigley's analyses and interpretations are searching, competent, and useful." -- PerspectiveRussell F. Weigley is the author of 'The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy', published 1977 under ISBN 9780253280299 and ISBN 025328029X.