In This Review

Field Marshall Sir Henry Wilson
Field Marshall Sir Henry Wilson
By Major-General Sir Charles E. Callwell
Scribner, 1927, 0 pp

A work based to a large extent upon the diaries of the general, and hardly less important than the biography of Edward VII. In an age when militarism is generally discredited and loose talk of an idealistic nature is all too prevalent it is rather instructive to study the life of an out-and-out military man of great ability and determination, and useful to be reminded of the realistic outlook on things political. Wilson had no use whatsoever for the sentimental approach, and this unusually frank and honest account of his life and career is a valuable cross-section of recent world history.