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Andrew Macdonald

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Andrew Macdonald is a New Zealand-born author and military historian living in London. He holds a PhD (University of London) in First World War military history, which he completed around his career as a Reuters correspondent. His PhD is in the assessment of military effectiveness in the First World War, which is an all-too-brief way of saying that Macdonald is an expert in deciphering how and why battles unfold as they do.
He works full time as a writer and has been published twice by HarperCollins. His second book, Passchendaele: The Anatomy of a Tragedy has been released to critical acclaim, following in the footsteps of his well-received first book, On My Way to the Somme.
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