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 Posted: Tue Nov 7th, 2006 03:40 pm
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I read it several months ago and was really impressed by Alexander.  He wrote most of this memoir while on assignment after the war in Nicaragua, I believe.  He wrote it for his children, so the style is more informal than his official reports.

Because he was an artillerist, you can learn a lot about the long arm and just how complicated it was.  Partly due to this book, I've become fascinated by artillery.

I like this man.  He was smart, brave, and very good at whatever job he was given.


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