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Rebelyell2006 Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2012 10:15 p.m. PST

And it looks like I found another book in the campus library here. It seems that Showalter's Railroads and Rifles was missing (and they put a hold on it so when they find it or buy a new copy I'll be the first to read it) and since I don't want to wait for interlibrary loan just yet I checked out Scott Lackey's The Rebirth of the Habsburg Army: Friedrich Beck and the Rise of the General Staff. Anybody here read it? (I couldn't find anything about this book when using the search function.) I found five English-language reviews on JSTOR and except for Wawro's review they were generally positive. Geoffrey Wawro called it "not very useful" because Wawro doubts the entire premise of the Habsburg Army being reborn after the Battle of Sadowa. Is that just Wawro and Lackey going back and forth because Lackey criticized Wawro's Austro-Prussian War, or is that a valid problem?

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