Sunday, June 28, 1914
The book is going to take me a while to read, as Strachan does not tone down any dryness in voice, and many foreign names and historic locations are repeated as if the reader understands it all. I certainly prefer a less technical approach to storytelling - even nonfiction storytelling. The narrative is lost in the complications. I am hopeful for more simplicity as the war actually gets started in the book, and I am hopeful for more understanding on my own part.