This is a fascinating book that is valuable for several different reasons - as a view of life in the Soviet Union, for its account of the fighting over Korean, often dominated by the American view and as an account of the first battles to be fought between jet aircraft.

History of War

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

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