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Jay Volk
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I just purchased The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy by Peter Wilson. This book has some amazing buzz around it (with some calling it the definitive volume on the war in the English language).

So, in honor of Stephen Colbert, I need to ask:

The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy:

Great Book, or

Greatest Book?
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Richard Maurer
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Never read it, but I am always on the look out for good books on military history that I don't already know about. Thanks for the post.
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Well - I have started the book, and it is pretty awesome.

The central premise is that the Thirty Years war was not specifically a religious war, but a war conducted with a religious undercurrent.

Excellent so far - I will keep you all posted.
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I'd rather read a book covering the military details and personal history rather than from a more narrow viewpoint.

I've yet to find one on this war, if any of you have a suggestion.
 
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