• "He has a gift for seeing the whole world and for packing complicated material into a few boldly stroked sentences"

    New York Times
  • "Fromkin gives some excellent pen portraits of the principals and uses quotations to deadly effect"

    Sunday Times
  • "A crisp, lively, day-by-day account of that fateful summer... This book, both decisive and nuanced, is as convincing as it is appalling"

    Foreign Affairs
  • "An absorbing history of WWI's origins... Superb"

  • "An enormously impressive book, a popular history brimming with fresh scholarship"

    Weekly Standard