Just finished Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Richard Holmes. A really interesting read and what I liked most about it is the storytelling structure. Holmes basically devotes the first part of the book to a complete history of the war on the Western Front, then dives into the particulars of just who "Tommy" was for the rest of it. Everything from the social makeup of the army to details of weapons, tactics, and other background information. Highly recommended and I'm really looking forward to reading the next book I bought by him: Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket Currently reading Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U. S. Navy by Ian W. Toll, which so far is even more fascinating than the Holmes book.