John Macdonald was a distinguished management theorist, consultant and lecturer who wrote many influential books on management, business and politics. His special interest in the Great War and the fighting on the Italian Front in particular was inspired by a visit to the battlefields in Slovenia and Italy, and he made an in-depth study of the Isonzo battles and the entire campaign. He completed this book shortly before he died in 2011.
"...this is certainly the best short account of the campaign, an
useful for anyone looking for a quick introduction."--The NYMAS
Review, Autumn 2017
"MacDonald gives us a concise, yet informative look not only at how the battles unfolded, within the framework of the greater war. He gives us some excellent looks at the respective armies, their equipment, organization, and evolution through the war, and at their commanders... Caporetto and the Isonzo Campaign, 1915-1918 is certainly the best short account of the campaign, an useful for anyone looking for a quick introduction."--StrategyPage
"This is a welcome book, it is noteworthy for an excellent collection of photographs, many of which are from archives in Slovenia and never published before"--The Long, Long Trail