Mead has an excellent turn of phrase that renders military matters more comprehensible to the lay reader... This engaging and vivid writing style makes this probably the most accessible of the Haig biographies. -- British Army Review
This engrossing book has the great strength of having been written by someone who, by his own admission, started out a sceptic and came to admire, like and appreciate his subject.
-- David Edelston, The Field
the best and fairest biography of Haig that I have read... well-written, admirable biography. -- Allan Massie, Daily Telegraph
Gary Mead was a journalist for the Financial Times for ten years and has worked extensively with the BBC. He is the author of The Doughboys: America and the First World War (2000).
It is claimed that when Zhou En Lai was asked about the effects of the French revolution he replied, cryptically, "It is too soon to tell". Read morePublished 8 months ago by John Blanchfield
Absolutely outstanding. Haig was not without his faults but at last an honest appraisal of a Commander who led the British Army to a great victory.Published 9 months ago by Tim Corbett
A good balanced common sense biography of haig. no, he was no donkey - but no military genius either, just probably the right man for the job at the time..Published 13 months ago by big bri
I have long been interested in both world wars and in particular the major tragidies of the 1st war. Read morePublished on 25 Aug. 2013 by Gert and Daisy