The Irish author of Is This America? has a natural affinity with one of my favorite writers A.G. Macdonnel, author of England, Their England. Its an intangible quality -- an ability to create an impression of good humor and delightful warmth, while at the same time putting over a purpose with biting sarcasm and irony. This nextbook is the account of his own experiences as a private in the World War, written for his son, and holding up to ridicule every facet of war. There's a devil may care bravado in his attitude -- on with the next war, let's get it over with. Good reading.