• Churchill said that if bombing cities was justified, it was always repugnant. Sinclair McKay has written a shrewd, humane and balanced account of this most controversial target of the Anglo-American strategic bombing campaign, the ferocious consequence of the scourge of Nazism

    Allan Mallinson, author of Fight to the Finish
  • Beautifully-crafted, elegiac, compelling - Dresden delivers with a dark intensity and incisive compassion rarely equalled. Authentic and authoritative, a masterpiece of its genre

    Damien Lewis, author of Zero Six Bravo
  • Compelling . . . Sinclair McKay brings a dark subject vividly to life

    Keith Lowe, author of Savage Continent
  • This is a brilliantly clear, and fair, account of one of the most notorious and destructive raids in the history aerial warfare. From planning to execution, the story is told by crucial participants - and the victims who suffered so cruelly on the ground from the attack itself and its aftermath

    Robert Fox, author of We Were There
  • Along with much affecting human detail, I particularly like the way it contextualises the city's obliteration with scenes from Dresden's rich history

  • Extraordinary . . . a remarkably faithful account

    Guardian on The Secret Life of Bletchley Park
  • Painstakingly researched and fascinating

    Daily Mail on The Secret Listeners
  • Lucid, well-researched and rich in detail

    Daily Mail on The Spies of Winter
  • Fascinating, riveting, unsettling, and wonderfully rich in period detail

    Mail on Sunday on Mile End Murder