"Peter Caddick-Adams's exceptional Monte Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell is a study in the challenges and possibilities of coalition warfare...Following the style of Richard Holmes and Max Hastings, Monte Cassino includes lucid analyses of high-level operational and strategic matters as well as choice quotes from the poor bloody infantry." --The Wall Street Journal
"Comprehensive and very well researched, Monte Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell is an important addition to our understanding of the ghastly campaign for central Italy in World War II." --Rick Atkinson, author of the Liberation Trilogy
"A superb account of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. There is no shortage of histories of the agonizingly drawn-out debacle at Monte Cassino, but this is certainly one of the best." --Kirkus Reviews (starred)
"Caddick-Adams uses the events of the battle to tell the stories of the armies that bled out around Cassino. His particular strength is his treatment of combat dynamics on both sides of the fighting line, from division headquarters to foxholes. This book is a learning experience for anyone interested in World War II on any level." --Dennis Showalter, former President of the American Society for Military History and author of Tannenberg: Clash of Empires, 1914
"Peter Caddick-Adams has brought highly perceptive and much-needed fresh analysis to this new account of the Cassino battles. Both authoritative and compellingly written, his immense knowledge and understanding of the Second World War exudes from every page. It will unquestionably remain the standard text on this bloody episode of the war for many years to come." --James Holland, author of Dam Busters
"Peter Caddick-Adams has produced a thoughtful treatment of a crucial period of the Italian campaign. It should be read by anyone with an interest in the Second World War." --Military History Monthly
About the Author
Peter Caddick-Adams is a Lecturer in Military and Security Studies at the United Kingdom's Defence Academy and author of Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives. He holds the rank of major in the British Territorial Army and has served with U.S. forces in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.