• "The book which changed how military history is written. Keegan set out to discover what it must have been like to be present at Agincourt, Waterloo and the Somme - and he succeeded brilliantly."

    Bernard Cornwell (Chosen as number one of his six best books), Daily Express
  • "This without any doubt is one of the half-dozen best books on warfare to appear in the English language since the end of the Second World War."

    Michael Howard, Sunday Times
  • "In this book, which is so creative, so original, one learns as much about the nature of man as of battle."

    J. H. Plumb, New York Times Book Review