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  • It is impossible ... to exaggerate how impressive this book is

    David Crane, The Spectator
  • Brilliant and comprehensive ... a major contribution

    A. W. Purdue, The Times Higher Education Supplement
  • This is, as one would expect from a historian of Stevenson's great learning and analytical power, a masterly study

    The Sunday Telegraph
  • An immensely useful study, emphasising the crucial importance of morale, political stability and trust

    Max Egremont, Literary Review
  • Stevenson brings to his study a formidable authority and mastery of the sources, and judgments that seem admirably measured and nuanced

    Max Hastings, Sunday Times
  • A fascinating military narrative ... masterly

    William Anthony Hay, Wall Street Journal
  • A magnificent and exhaustive account of the war's final year ... Stevenson has a deserved reputation as one of the world's leading authorities on the war

    Tony Barber, Financial Times
  • A magisterial single volume synthesis of all the themes to deliver a punchy, incisive reboot of WW1 history that is never a dull read

    Warships International Fleet Review
  • An outstanding contribution

    Frank Ellis, Quarterly Review
  • A monumental study deserving of a wide readership by scholars and generalists alike

    Library Journal

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