• "Simon Heffer’s latest hefty volume of 20th-century history tackles the high politics and muddy misery of the First World War."

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  • "A brilliant history: The first serious and really wide-ranging history of the Home Front during the Great War for decades. Scholarly, objective and extremely well-written. A masterclass […] that ought to be taught in schools. It is filled with surprising revelations […] and empathy. Heffer’s eye for the telling detail is evident on almost every page. A remarkable intellectual and literary achievement."