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The author has written a thimy veneered Hagiography and not an academically sound or factual History of the dynasty nor periods he covers. His perfunctory readings of secondary sources and his specious argumentation throughout tarnishs any actual merit of the work. In constantly reminding the reader his space is limited, while often taking paragraphs outlining his chapters or retreading already covered ideas, he essentially cops out on making any sort of whollistic and convincing historical narrative out of the short, albeit complex, time period he chose to cover.
TLDR; This is a really badly done history\pop-history book. Look elsewhere for knowledge
If you want the numbers, dates and a narrative for all the engagements in the wars Sweden waged for 100 years, starting with the 30 years war in 1630, this delivers. It does not give much sense of the reasons behind the war, or any of the personalities involved. In keeping with that, it is read like a very long list, very flat. Not what I wanted or expected, but I did listen to it all. Not completely sure why, but it had some strange attraction as background noise. I did learn more a lot about the battles and tactics.