'a gripping saga... that engrossed me utterly from start to finish' Alexander Waugh on The Call-Up -- Telegraph 'The great merit of Tom Hickman's definitive study of national service is that it presents an entirely fair balance sheet.' Anthony Howard on The Call-Up -- Sunday Telegraph 20040822 '... Tom Hickman's comprehensive history ... is much more than a romp down memory lane.' Sunday Express -- Sunday Express 20040905 'Hickman has drawn on the memories of 90 fellow conscripts to produce an often moving but also amusing chronicle of the national service years.' Sunday Times -- Sunday Times 20040905 '... a fair-minded and perceptive book; it's hard to imagine there'll be a better summary of the subject.' Daily Telegraph -- Daily Telegraph 20040911 'a hugely enjoyable anecdotal history' Gary Sheffield, TLS -- Times Literary Supplement 20041126
About the Author
Tom Hickman has worked as a journalist and editor on numerous national and specialist publications including Today magazine, the Daily Mail; Women's Mirror; Telegraph Magazine; TV Times and Faces magazine. He has written ten books including a history of the BBC during the Second World War and the very well reviewed The Call-Up.