• "'The most comprehensive and accessible account of the sinking there has been or perhaps will be'"

    Alan Judd, Sunday Telegraph
  • "'Sets a standard which other books have not achieved'"

    Irish Independent
  • "'A fitting monument to a multiudinous loss'"

    John Updike, New Yorker
  • "'It is not easy, nowadays, to write an original book on the first world war...but Preston has succeeded'"

    Norman Stone, The Sunday Times
  • "'A book as majestic as its subject.  Preston is a consumate popular historian and a stylish and elegant writer'"

    Chicago Sun-Times