'Detailed and timely . . . [a] valuable account of political chicanery'
'A wonderfully clear guide to the events and their causes . . . knows how to tell a complex story.'
Barry Turner's lucid anlaysis . . . offers a fresh, concise, well-argued account, at ease with the complexity of events. He excels at unravelling the duplicitous threads of diplomacy.
'Turner makes a rattling yarn of it all, taking us through the interminable build-up and the actual fiasco with verve and wit.'
'Barry Turner has written an excellent straightforward narrative of events. Familiar as the story is, Turner tells it grippingly.'
'An exhaustive but excellent account of the intervention....This is narrative history at its sharpest, offering insight and, perhaps, lessons to be learnt.'