‘Mr Roberts’s narrative account of the crucial months grips and convinces. His account of Halifax’s great service to his country . is considerably more convincing that Churchill’s own highly-coloured account.’ Andrew Marr, The Economist

‘Roberts possesses all the spirit and daring of youth . He has written an uncommonly good, combative biography.’ Anthony Howard, The Sunday Times

‘It is quite a life, and in Andrew Roberts the life has found quite a
biographer – elegant, sometimes funny, splendidly in control of his sources.’
Norman Stone, The Guardian

‘The story is brilliantly told . Andrew Roberts combines a skilled use of sources with dashing, Macaulayesque narrative assurance.’Michael Foot, The Observer