What a fascinating book this turned out to be! For the first time, through the many letters and instructions that passed between them, we are given a glimpse into the personal emotions and thoughts of several of the key figures involved in this war. The work is well presented and readable and if you are an enthusiast, or student, of the Anglo Zulu War, then i believe this book is a thoroughly worthwhile read and its wealth of contemporary material puts it into the collectors' category.

Dave Sutcliffe, Secretary of the Battlefields Region Guides of Kwa-Zulu-Natal

Urban gives a careful and highly readable survey of the highways and byways of18th century warfare, with an enjoyable and arresting emphasis on the individual's experience of war.

John France

David Karunanithy has produced a meticulously researched and documented account of the workings of the Macedonian army. Not your standard discussion of organisation and deployment, this splendid and scholarly work tells us virtually everything we are capable of knowing about armament, training, logistics and the personal aspects of what the author aptly calls The Macedonian War Machine. For the author this has clearly been a long labour of love, and the results are stunning. Karunanithy's book is an essential guide for all serious students of military history and warfare in the age of Alexander.

Professor Waldemar Heckel, University of Calgary

Husband-and-wife Russian experts John and Carol Garrard highlight complex Jewish aspects of their subject's own life in The Life and Fate of Vasily Grossman, writer of the seminal 20th century epic, Life and Fate, recently receiving renewed popularity after the BBC's dramatisation of Robert Chandler's fine translation.

Jewish Chronicle

The Royal Air Force Coastal Command’s main role was hunting and destroying German U-Boats. As the book so eloquently describes, it performed that role and others with relentless effectiveness, particularly from early 1943. The author describes the lack of recognition accorded Coastal Command’s achievements by politicians and the media. He examines every activity of Coastal Command’s work, people and equipment. He highlights its many successes and the casualties suffered in achieving them. A valuable history of a rather neglected subject.

Baird Maritime