Not for many years has there been a CDS with comparable operational experience, nor one who has thought as much about defence.?Allan Mallinson, Times Defence Correspondent
A brilliant memoir by the UK’s most significant soldier-scholar-statesman of the new century; a compelling, thoughtful,and thought-provoking read by one who played a key role in virtually every military endeavor of the past decade?General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, retired)
He has seen just about every combat zone since Sandhurst. One is in the hands of a consummate soldier.?Frederick Forsyth
Not the usual dry treatise on the use of force, his memoir is a highly readable account from someone involved in all the key theatres of our recent history?The Sunday Times
A highly-readable, authoritative and thought-provoking memoir from a distinguished military leader . . . both relevant and instructive?Lord Robertson, Financial Times
A fascinating book on the British Army from the 1970s to today?The Spectator
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