Fear is a great examiner of one's character, argues the World War II veteran and pre-eminent historian of war, Michael Howard. He recommends the best books on war, two on strategy and three on what it's actually like for soldiers and commanding officers.
The author of The Glorious Art of Peace says history is usually studied and written from the perspective of war, and can look very different when viewed from the perspective of peace.
The veteran British journalist and broadcaster on his history reading list. Says Stalingrad was touch and go. Wellington was feared, respected and admired by his men, but he wasn’t loved