Book Reviews of The Reason Why

The Reason Why
The Reason Why
Author: Cecil Woodham-Smith
ISBN-13: 9780689706226
ISBN-10: 0689706227
Publication Date: 11/1982
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Publisher: Atheneum
Book Type: Paperback
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Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do or die,
Into the valley of death
Rode the six hundred.

--Alfred, Lord Tennyson

During the Crimean War, fought by Russia against Britain, France and Turkey, there occurred a battle of such monumental stupidity and wasteful casualties on the part of the British that it was celebrated in poetry and song. This book details the chronology of events and clash of aristocratic personalities that led to what amounted to a suicide charge by an entire cavalry brigade.
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Excellently researched on the men and events leading up to the Crimean War.
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This book is subtitled, The Incredible Story of the Charge of the Light Brigade. A fascinating account of the personalities that went into this incredible military blunder.
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This is one of my favorite history books - it really DOES tell "The Reason Why" the Charge of the Light Brigade took place. The personal snubs, vaguely worded orders, and military strategies (or lack thereof) that led to these events are examined in depth and detail. A fascinating book and an all-around great read.
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A great factual read about the lead up to the charge of the Light Brigade. "Nothing in British campaign history has ever equalled the tragic farce..." If you like reading about British history, you love this book!