CAPTIVATING STORY: The desperate tale of the British soldiers and sailors holding fast against an endless onslaught of bombardment, shipwrecks, terrifying diseases, and failed rescues makes for narrative history of the highest order.
WONDERFUL HARDCOVER RECEPTION: Early reviews for the book were glowing and noted how strong a candidate Gibraltar is for a big screen adaptation.
KEY TO AMERICAN HISTORY: The plight of Gibraltar and its deep connection with the Revolutionary War raging in Britain’s American colonies at the same time will have strong resonance with readers in the U.S.
HUSBAND AND WIFE AUTHOR PAIR: Roy and Lesley Adkins have established themselves as masters of the military and cultural history of Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries. This new book will appeal to readers of their previous title, Jane Austen’s England, as well as fans of Antony Beevor’s Stalingrad (a comparison made by multiple reviewers of Roy Adkins’ book Nelson’s Trafalgar).
MILITARY AND CIVILIAN LIFE EXAMINED: In writing about soldiers on both sides of the conflict as well as the many civilians who lived through the siege, the authors provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of individuals operating at the limits of human endurance.
Praise for Gibraltar:
“Well-researched and briskly written…worthy of the most melodramatic Hollywood blockbuster.”—Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times
“Fascinating and timely.” —Daily Mail
“A definitive new book…it recounts in detail the stirring story of the conflict and Lord Heathfield’s key role in ensuring a momentous British victory.” —Sussex Express
“The Adkins bring the siege vividly to life, especially the everyday experiences of all those involved in the struggle…An epic page-turner.”—Julian Stockwin
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