Reviews

  • "What makes Bailey's book so readable is not only his grasp of strategy but his hold on tactics and personalities.... The Wildest Province...establishes him as a modern historian of great skill... Anyone interested in human nature under stress, or problems of counter-insurgency, or sheer adventure, will read it with profit"

    Literary Review
  • "This is a gripping account of two wars...a rich and rounded account...he has mastered a mass of complex material, and analysed it with great clarity and fairness...it is hard to imagine the task being done better than this... History more breathtaking than any thriller"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Reminiscent of John Buchan and The Thirty-Nine Steps... Extreme stuff"

    Daily Mail
  • "Beautifully written and impeccably researched... a compelling work and by far the most comprehensive yet undertaken on the subject...The Wildest Province is a must-have acquisition for anyone remotely interested in the region, the war, its politics or the experiences of the men who fought there. I devoured the book quickly"

    The Times
  • "A tribute to average men with the guts to be extraordinary... The author's research is monumental"

    Sunday Express