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Warriors based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Very interesting stories about individual "warriors". Hastings' right-wing tendencies come through from time to time, although he doesn't seem to like Donald Rumsfeld. Generally, though, it is a balanced book. He tries to explore the disconnect between "civilisation" and the apparent need that societies have for ruthless killers during times of crisis. The vast majority of soldiers, sailors and aircrew do their bit competently enough, but he argues that battles are won due to a small number of extraordinary warriors who demonstrate courage, determination or leadership beyond the norm.But the best thing about this book is simply that it tells gripping stories about some fascinating men and women.