Reviews

  • A heartbreaking, serious and thoughtful survey of human evil that is utterly fascinating and dramatic

    Simon Sebag Montefiore, The New York Times
  • Unputdownable, controversial, compelling

    Independent on Sunday
  • The grenade lobbed into the cosy tea party of received wisdom

    Max Hastings
  • A big, bold and brilliantly belligerent book

    Sunday Telegraph
  • History at its most controversial ... no one can afford to overlook it

    Allan Mallinson
  • Hums with energy, quotable insights and pithy summaries

    Observer
  • Gripping

    Tristram Hunt