The frank-speaking autobiography of one of Britain's most respected military leaders
General Sir Richard Dannatt is one of the most respected British Generals of modern times. He stepped down from the position of Chief of the General Staff in August 2009. In the same year he was appointed by the Queen to the position of Constable of the Tower of London. In January 2011 he entered the House of Lords as a Crossbench Peer.
A passionate and searingly honest account of four decades of army
service, it offers both a sober caution of the past and a carefully
thought-out blueprint for the future -- Saul David * Sunday
In this book, Sir Richard Dannatt has some thoughtful things to say not only about the past but also about the future shape of our forces. No one can read it without being reminded that we need, as a country, to take the military covenant with our forces with the utmost seriousness -- Richard Harries * Church Times *