• "Totally gripping … A fascinating, revelatory and surreal WWII story of almost incredible courage and unspeakable horror – how a Polish resistance fighter helped reveal the secret of the final solution from inside Auschwitz"

    Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • "A remarkable book. Fairweather’s account is often harrowing; but it is an important account of the suffering and tragedy in Nazi death camps, told using many previously unpublished sources - and from a new perspective."

    Peter Frankopan
  • "Times of truly monstrous evil bring forth people of remarkable courage, and there is no more extraordinary example of this than the story of Witold Pilecki. Well-researched, well-written and searingly memorable, Jack Fairweather’s book reminds us of the capacity for nobility in the human soul in times of unimaginable peril"

    Andrew Roberts, bestselling author of ‘Churchill: Walking with Destiny’
  • "Superbly written and breathtakingly researched … a story of incalculable value delivered in the most compelling prose I have read in a long time"

    Sebastian Junger, #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist
  • "An outstanding achievement ... a harrowing tale, revealing the depths of human depravity, redeemed by the shining courage and nobility of one of humanity's heroes."

    Patrick Bishop, bestselling author FIGHTER BOYS