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The following books are available at Amazon. To view the Amazon reviews please click the book cover images.

A collection of Gary Sheffield’s shorter work, spanning a range of angles on the First World War.
  A work providing in-depth examinations of key aspects of the operations of the British Army, the Royal Air Force and its antecedents in the climactic year of the First World War.
In this fascinating biography, Professor Gary Sheffield reassesses Haig’s reputation, and demonstrates the crucial role he played in leading British forces to victory in the First World War.

‘Well written and persuasive… this scholarly rehabilitation should be the standard biography’
Andrew Roberts

This reader provides authoritative and thought-provoking pieces of War Studies scholarship in an accessible form. Covering a wide spectrum of topics, including strategy (Colin S. Gray), ‘Shell-Shock and the Cultural History of the Great War’ (Jay Winter) and Coalition Warfare (Holger H. Herwig), this book purposefully ranges across military history, international relations and contemporary security to capture the multidisciplinary nature of the subject. Gary Sheffield also provides an introduction to the Reader and to War Studies, explaining the growth and development of this dynamic field of study.
  A major reinterpretation of Britain’s role in the Great War. Still available in paperback 10 years after original publication.

‘An important book that shatters many myths about the First World War’
Richard Holmes

A study by historians of the First World War considering numerous aspects of command at various levels on the Western Front. This book asks, if the British Army really had been led by donkeys, how was the war won and how did the Army reach such a peak of military excellence in 1918?
Chilling detail on the attack on the River Somme by the British Army. This book covers everything from the grand strategy to the experience of the men on the ground. Illustrated throughout, it is a stunning and absorbing depiction of the horror that was the Somme in 1916.