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A vivid, brutal and enthralling account of the Burma Campaign - one of the most punishing and hard-fought military adventures of World War Two
Frank McLynn is a highly regarded historian, who specializes in biographies and military history. He has written over 20 books, including critically acclaimed biographies of Napoleon and Richard the Lionheart. Other books include 1066, Stanley, 1759, and Marcus Aurelius. He is a graduate of Wadham College, Oxford, and London University, where he obtained his doctorate.
"Epic...a comprehensive and engrossing account" -- Brian MacArthur * Literary Review * "McLynn gives an honest, gruelling account of the longest most punishing campaign fought by the British during the Second World War" -- Iain Finlayson * The Times * "Easily one of the best books he has written in a long and distinguished career... A marvellous subject, too" -- Trevor Royle * Sunday Herald * "Magnificent...a closely woven, tightly argued and beautifully written account of the extraordinary men and women who were responsible for the higher direction of the war... This book delights, page after page. McLynn held me spellbound" -- Robert Lyman * BBC History Magazine * "A riveting read" -- Christopher Sylvester * Daily Express *