• "This is a magnificent achievement"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Erudite and eloquent"

  • "Kurlansky writes history with his heart firmly on his sleeve, unashamedly hopeful that people are becoming more tired of war, quicker to condemn it"

    Adam Forrest, Sunday Herald
  • "Short and punchy and has a good heart... fascinating, vibrant and thought-provoking"

    Scotland on Sunday
  • "This book is crammed with historical fact... thought provoking"

    Financial Times