Every so often new work emerges that dramatically changes how we view key aspects of the war, and A War of Empires does just that. Written with meticulous scholarship and from a deep and profound knowledge of the subject matter, it is full of wisdom, sound judgement and with a convincing and refreshing central thesis. Robert Lyman has unquestionably become the foremost scholar of the War in the Far East.
James Holland, bestselling author and broadcaster
Rob Lyman has crafted a masterful analysis of the clash between two proud empires. A compelling read.
General The Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL
A fine, comprehensive and much-needed reappraisal of the pivotal Burma campaign in World War II. Exhaustively researched and engagingly written, it tells this dramatic story from the perspective of all the major combatants.
Professor Saul David, historian, novelist and broadcaster
A comprehensive account of the Second World War campaign in India and Burma.
Dr Alan Jeffreys, Imperial War Museums curator and author
With deep knowledge, clarity and empathy for the tangled cast of remarkable characters involved, [Robert Lyman] has given us the best single volume on the campaign.
Professor Raymond Callahan, University of Delaware
A masterful account not only of the longest British (and imperial) campaign of the Second World War but also, in a very real sense, of India's victory.
Professor Ian Beckett, University of Kent
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