BOOKS & GIFTS
Our pick of the latest books and gear for some last-minute Christmas shopping
Jim Ring’s analysis of First World War strategy is more nuanced than the title suggests. The biographer of
Erskine Childers works steadily through the crucial decisions, events and personalities of the Great War to identify essential turning points on land and sea. If forced to pick one single component for victory, I suspect he might choose the Navy’s blockade of Germany. A fascinating re-assessment.