by William Wright.
ISBN 978 1 4456 6548 1
For readers wishing to learn more of the role of Sir Garnet Wolseley in South Africa, then this is the book to buy. Apart from all the historical facts, and there are a number which were new to me, the book painted a sound overall picture of this soldier and his achievements. It is also very well written and takes the reader into the mind set of Wolseley when handling the closure of the Zulu War and his dealings with difficult colleagues. Wolseley comes over as a clever, kindly and thoughtful General and I now view this great soldier from a fresh perspective. I liked the author's use of relevant references and his account of the campaign against King Sekukhuni came to life as a result of the author actually making the difficult journey to visit the battlefields - a refreshing approach. Highly recommended.
Dr Adrian Greaves
Editor Anglo Zulu War Historical Society.