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Castles, Battles, and Bombs by Jurgen Brauer
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Aug 17, 12

it was ok
Read in August, 2012

The first chapter of this book is the best. It does a good job of explaining the ideas from economics that it will develop in the following pages.

After that, it is a painful elaboration of the obvious. The authors appear to be well informed on their topics of history and the military but isn't it obvious that there is "opportunity cost" in every decision a general may make? If you choose one thing, you can't choose another at the same time so you must weigh what is most advantageous.


I couldn't get through the book, because I wasn't learning anything by reading it.

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