'[An] impeccably researched book' --The Herald
'Structured in an accessible and intelligent way [. . .] Empire of Sand is a useful, meticulously written introduction to a complex history, of direct relevance to our own times [. . .] well researched, well planned, and overall a useful addition to the literature on this subject' --Journal of Israeli Foreign Affairs
'Extremely well written and enjoyable to read' --European Review of History
About the Author
Walter Reid studied at the universities of Oxford and Edinburgh, and has written a number of highly acclaimed works of military history: Arras, 1917 (new edn. Birlinn 2011), Architect of Victory: Douglas Haig (Birlinn 2006) and Churchill 1940 -1945: Under Friendly Fire (Birlinn, 2008).