Gary Anderson: ‘The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost’ book review

THE ALLURE OF BATTLE: A HISTORY OF HOW WARS HAVE BEEN WON AND LOST By Cathal J. Nolan Oxford University Press, $34.95, 728 pages Not all great battles are decisive and not all decisive battles are great. For example, during the American Civil War, Gettysburg was a great battle as were Antietam and Shiloh; however, none…