Churchill and the Dardanelles
Published in the UK: 23 Mar 2017
Published in North America: 23 May 2017
“This immaculate study of the First Lord of the Admiralty’s disgrace – and comeback – is definitive. ... Bell’s book shows brilliantly how events over a few weeks in the spring of 1915 affected the history of decades to come. Unlike most additions to the Churchill bibliography, it is truly valuable.”
-- Simon Heffer, Daily Telegraph
“In this highly readable and comprehensive treatment, Christopher M. Bell treats the evidence with forensic care and delivers arguments that are consistently nuanced and fair. The book casts new light both on Churchill himself and on the wider question of civil–military relations during World War I”
-- Richard Toye, author of The Roar of the Lion
"Bell supplies answers in this illuminating and fluent analysis of one of the most controversial and emotive episodes of the First World War."
-- Lawrence James, The Times
“Bell is careful to specify what we know and what we don’t know, and his reliance solely on corroborated sources and written records makes it easy to believe that his research is as unbiased as possible. This is both an excellent study of the campaign itself and a good account of how memory can be utterly twisted in both deliberate and unconscious ways.”
-- Megan Moore Burns, Quill & Quire
“commendable" "as definitive an answer ... as we are ever likely to get"
-- Nigel Jones, BBC History Magazine