First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
'Drawing on an impressive range of government archives, as well as on interviews with key participants, this is official history at its best.' - Jeremy Black, University of Exeter, UK
'Freedman's text stands as a monument to the precarious snatching of military triumph from the tragedy of an unecessary war.' - The Round Table
'Freedman deserves high praise. It would be good to see a comparable account of the recent war but I doubt it.' - Jeremy Black, University of Exeter, UK
'Having worked his way through what must have been a vast accumulation of documents, records and transcripts, he has produced a history that impresses from start to finish and manages to be both meticulous and stimulating.' - THES