Richard Brooks is a freelance military historian with a BA in Modern History from Oxford University and an MSc in International Relations from Southampton University. With numerous published articles dating back to 1969 his recent work includes Cassell's Battlefields of Britain and Ireland (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2005) and The Royal Marines -1664 to the Present (Constable & Robinson, 2002).
"This book by Richard Brooks covers the various battles fought during this campaign that let up to the final battle at Solferino. We get a good look at the opposing commanders through the eyes of those who wrote about them during this time and how their armies performed." --Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (September 2009)