• "If you buy one book to mark this Waterloo anniversary, buy this one"

    The Times
  • "It is all here – and all told with the same verve, eye for anecdote and command of the material. This is a very good book, and a model of how narrative history should be written... anybody remotely interested in the battle should read"

    The Spectator
  • "Invigorating and compelling"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "A grim story – but well worth the telling"

    Evening Standard