Clearly explaining the British Policy in Africa, the machinations of the government of the time, and illustrating the powerful influence of the press and public opinion of the day, Nicoll has written an excellent book which deserves a place on any serious reader's bookshelf. - Shropshire Star
About the Author
Dr Fergus Nicoll is a well-known journalist and broadcaster who has a long-standing interest in African affairs, in particular in the history of Sudan. After 24 years with the BBC, he now works for the Rift Valley Institute. His publications include The Sword of the Prophet: The Mahdi of Sudan and the Death of General Gordon, Shah Jahan: The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Emperor, and An Index to the Complete Works of al-Imam al-Mahdi.