Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Critics chart: six books on irregular war

M.R.D. Foot is a decorated veteran of the British Army and scholar of modern history. His many books include SOE: The Special Operations Executive 1940-1946. For the (London) Times, he named a critics chart of "six books on irregular war."

One book to make his list:
Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E Lawrence

Full of guerrilla theory: how Arab irregulars helped to break Turkish power over the Levant in 1917-18.
Read about another book on Foot's list.

--Marshal Zeringue