It's a non-fiction book, so there isn't really an ending...In any case, the viewpoint was fresh and there was a lot of interesting support for specific evidence. For example, apparently nuclear bombs were not the entire reason or even a major reason that Japan surrendered in WW2: it was actually due to continuous and precise regular bombing. I think the global and more use-based view that was introduced in this book is actually quite useful to take into account when looking at global politics and economics, since "creole" technology used in the poor world are actually quite important when considering technology use and innovation. I wouldn't recommend this book to someone who isn't willing to get through some pretty verbose sentences, though. Edgerton takes a lot of ideas and says them in a sort of complicated way to better tie in his points and overlook a few key loopholes or fallacies in his logic, like how human labor is used in wars and how deterrence technology, although not cost-effective, was definitely useful in preventing further warfare.
Reviewed by: Baguette Mendez