With maps and contemporary photographs, this vivid and important account sheds new light on this human story.
Clive Ponting is a Reader in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Wales, Swansea. His Green History of the World was an international bestseller, and his revisionist biography of Churchill raised a storm of controversy. He is the author of Armageddon, an analysis of the Second World War, The Pimlico History of the Twentieth Century, World History- A New Perspective and Thirteen Days- The Road to the First World War.
Lucid and comprehensive-a vivid essay on wartime blunders and the
post-war bluster that tried to hide them -- Charles King * Times
Literary Supplement *
Exhaustively researched and scholarly-an exciting story and one that benefits from accounts written at the time by various soldiers and observers -- Beryl Bainbridge * Guardian *
Between these covers you will find a wholly unpretentious, terrifyingly honest breakdown of a war-exceptionally harrowing and impossible to put down -- Mick Middles * Manchester Evening News *
Ponting is both incisive and original in his account of what contemporaries called the "Russian War" -- Michael Kerrigan * Scotsman *