'More than just a "witness to history", Jack Wheeler-Bennett was himself a gifted historian, illuminating his work with personal knowledge of many of the protagonists. Intrepid adventurer, skillful journalist, intelligence agent, one of the best informed men on Germany, or USA, and wonderful company, he walked with ease with presidents, kings, queens (and even Kaiser Wilhelm II), charming all down to club porters with his unaffected warmth. He was one of the outstanding, though unsung, certainly unrepeatable Britons of his age.'— Sir Alistair Horne
“Schofield delivers a complete chronicle of Wheeler-Bennett’s links to the international politics of his time.”—Booklist
“[An] engaging chronicle.”—Brendan Simms, The Wall Street Journal
(Brendan Simms The Wall Street Journal
“Well-researched and well-written.”—Andrew Roberts, The Weekly Standard
(Andrew Roberts The Weekly Standard
About the Author
Victoria Schofield is an author and journalist specializing in military and Asian history. She is the author of Wavell: Soldier and Statesman, Afghan Frontier: Feuding and Fighting in Central Asia, and Kashmir in Conflict.