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Gisgo and his Enemies

John Bayley, 13 February 1992

The Age of Battles: The Quest for Decisive Warfare from Breitenfeld to Waterloo 
by Russell Weigley.
Indiana, 608 pp., £22.50, June 1991, 0 253 36380 2
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... worked themselves out higgledy-piggledy. His model for the process was Borodino, about which Russell Weigley also writes at some length in his highly scholarly and wonderfully absorbing study. (One would so much rather read about battles and games than fight or play in them.) Weigley’s main thesis is that ...

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