• "Of the conflict itself - such as it was - there is extensive, unsparing detail, observed in the crisp tones of an officer delivering his report most of all, this is a book which puts the war into a proper context for the layman. And for that alone it is worth reading."

    Andrew Morrod, Daily Mail
  • "A remarkable achievement."

  • "One of our most distinguished military historians...A straight and self-contained book on Iraq."

    Literary Review
  • "Nobody does it better. The narration is clear and exciting...the author has you in his grip."

    New York Times Book Review