Terry makes history entertaining as well as thought provoking. He most likely tells a closer version of the truth about the horrors of "warriors" instead of just glamorizing them like the "winner's" propaganda of most history books. It is tragic that "warriors" on both sides of wars could not read this book when they were young so they could make better decisions about whether or not to follow their "leaders", who usually sit safely at home, but send the young and courageous into the hells of war. At the same time this book gives a better perspective of how many men would rather rape, pillage and conquer others unless a few heroes have the mental, emotional and physical capabilities to defeat their assailants with even more effective strategies, tactics and force. Like I said at the beginning, it is definitely thought provoking.