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How Can Man Die Better? By Col. Mike Snook
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I just recently ordered the book How Can Man Die Better? The Secrets of Isandlwana revealed. By Col. Mike Snook. Looking forward to a great read! How'd everybody else like this book? Heard it's interesting.

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An excellent book, written by a man with a professional soldier's eye for ground and a passion for his Regt.

(Mine was the BAR review)

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Isandlwana is a complex battle and difficult to do justice in a single book. Mike's book is definitely worth reading as are those by Ian Knight. Ron Lock and Peter Quantrill provide a slightly alternative view. Enjoy.

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Thank you for the good advice. I look forward to an excellent read.

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It's an excellent book, and you will enjoy it.

After you've finished it, get hold of Mike's second AZW book, which is called "Like Wolves on the Fold: The Defence of Rorke’s Drift". It is also excellent and well recommended.

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I would concur with Peter in that whilst Mike's books are first class (incl those on Sudan), other authors provide alternative views and some different material that would enhance [broaden] your overall knowledge.

That said, if you read only one, then Mike's will most certainly do the job!

Enjoy!

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I am reading this at the moment and finding it fascinating- the only minor "niggle" is that there are very few footnotes to substantiate some of his factual statements .
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