Original and effective...Professor David exceeds the reader's expectations...one of the best measured accounts.
A splendid read... a specialist in 19th century colonial wars and a fine writer, David has intelligently boiled down recent scholarship on the war.
Saul David has come up with an ingenious approach... The charm of this unorthodox technique becomes clear as soon as you open the book... a remarkable book.
Splendidly well written - fluent, engaging, well paced and, despite the grim subject matter, often entertaining.