John Ramsland

John Ramsland reviews 'Monash' by Grantlee Kieza and 'Maestro John Monash' by Tim Fischer

John Ramsland
21 December 2015

While A.J.P. Taylor's famous assessment of John Monash was that he was the sole general of creative originality in World War I, the word 'creative' here is misleading. The real measure of Monash's celebrated genius, as Grantlee Kieza frequently points out in this massive tome, was that he learnt, not without mistakes, how to maximise every tool he was given in an in ... More