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

    Gerard DeGroot, 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
  • "I was gripped by the wealth of detail and humanity in the book... This is how the tales of battles should be told, whatever the time, place or outcome"

    Emily Mayhew, author of Wounded
  • "A grim story – but well worth the telling"

    Saul David, Evening Standard