“The Battle of the Somme
adds a human touch to this devastating campaign — a fine book by one whom many consider the greatest living war author.”
— Ottawa Sun
“Gilbert has unearthed fascinating details of the campaign. . . . An unforgettable read.”
— Philadelphia Inquirer
“A steadily astonishing piece of work that acts as a worthy remembrance.”
— New York Post
“Superbly written . . . a fitting commemoration of the tragedy.”
— Publishers WeeklyFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
, the author of more than seventy books, is Winston Churchill’s official biographer and a leading historian of the modern world. In 1995 he was knighted “for services to British history and international relations,” and in 1999 he was awarded a Doctorate of Literature by the University of Oxford for the totality of his published work. As a British schoolboy he was sent to Canada to live out the years of World War II in safety. He now divides his time between London, Ontario, and London, England.