This important book gathers an extraordinary collection of quilts created during wartime. The fi rst and major part of the book is dedicated to works made by men, mainly soldiers; at the most, one hundred of these spectacular pieces exist throughout the world. The fabrics are those from their uniforms, the motifs sometimes relate to military scenes but not exclusively, and the piecing and appliqué work is exceptional. Each one is well documented and makes us see these diffi cult periods, beginning with the oldest, dated 1760, in a new light. Photos, historical research, illustrations; it is all superb! Beyond the historical aspect, it is also an inspirational bible of traditional quilts.