The Memoir You Should Read, but Probably Haven’t

From St. Augustine’s Confessions to Winston Churchill’s The World Crisis and The Second World War there are no shortage of great memoirs from history’s most consequential figures. Then there is One Hundred Days by British Admiral John Foster “Sandy” Woodward. Outside of Britain, Woodward’s memoir is perhaps known only to naval officers and hard core history buffs.

This is a shame for the memoirs of the Royal Navy’s task force commander during the Falklands War, which ended 37 years ago today, makes for not only great reading for fans of history…