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Korvessa09 Nov 2019 11:01 a.m. PST

I just got this (title too long for subject line):
The Swedish Army of the Great Northern War, 1700-1721 (Century of the Soldier)

To be fair, I am only part way through it. Mostly because it is a difficult read. The content is pretty good for an overview and the author is certainly well qualified. There are some excellent color plates and maps, etc.

But my gosh, reading this thing gives me a brain-ache. Here are but two examples of what I mean, both from the same page (41):

"But instead of sending larger forces to rescue these provinces, Tsar Peter decided to strike directly towards Russia's heart."
"At Grodno in eastern Poland in January 1708 the Russian army led another rushing defeat, and in July the same year a Russian force was defeated at Holovzin.

There are many other examples.

dbf167609 Nov 2019 3:30 p.m. PST

I agree. A combination of an author whose primary language is not English and almost non existent editing. I think that Helion has gotten better with their editing in more recent books.

Historydude1810 Nov 2019 10:34 a.m. PST

I love Swedish GNW uniforms.

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