The Politics of the Prussian Army, 1640-1945
By Gordon A. Craig
Oxford University Press, 1955, 536 pp.
Covering some of the same ground as Görlitz' "History of the German General Staff," Professor Craig's study is much superior in scholarship and insight. A broadly conceived political history of the Prussian-German Army from the Great Elector to the eve of the Second World War, the core of the book is the period between the era of Prussian reform and the collapse of the Weimar Republic. A most valuable contribution.