Top positive review
This book is pretty long, about 500 pages
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2017
This book is pretty long, about 500 pages...I read it in three days. Excellent research. Excellent detail. Excellent writing. Atkinson just has a way. If you are interested in military history--especially modern Middle Eastern Warfare--this book will not disappoint. I served in the Gulf War and Crusade brought back a lot of memories. I can't believe it took me this long to discover it. At first I didn't agree with Atkinson's conclusions. In a nutshell, although a smashing military victory, the Gulf War failed in the fact that nothing really changed for the better in the long term. However, the more I thought about it I realized Atkinson is dead right. And, he came to this conclusion just two years after the war ended. Rick Atkinson is a great writer and historian. And, Crusade is a great book.