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The Guns of August

14 June 2010

Close up of cover showing soldiers

To be able to tell a story in such a way that it grips the reader from beginning to end, to be able to fill a book with an enthralling narrative that is never boring or trite is by itself a significant feat that not too many authors pull off. To do it by chronicling events of which we know the outcome already very well is pure brilliance. Doing it while faithfully sticking to historical reality and true facts, in a work of non-fiction, must surely indicate rare genius.

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