1st ed., 1998. Xiv + 369 pp., frontis., + photo & other plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Basil Liddell Hart was a military writer, creative artist, journalist, propagandist, controversialist, archivist, adviser, exemplar, and thrower of stones. A war poet in prose ' his best work carried a comparable charge ' his writing engaged and enraged three generations. He consorted with Lawrence of Arabia and the Captain who taught Generals was expert in more fields than one, including being a leading authority on fashion. Like all great artists, his best ideas were other people's, made matchlessly his own. This is the first biography of this remarkable man.