Michael Asher has served in the Parachute Regiment and the SAS Regiment. The author of twenty-four books and presenter of six TV documentaries, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1996. For his writing and travels, he has been awarded the Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Medal, the Mungo Park Medal and the Ness Award. He lives in Nairobi, Kenya.
"A staggering achievement. Asher has delivered a scintillating tale of a period of history that deserves to be remembered." "G""uardian"" "It is hard to see how this bloody conflict could be more conclusively and convincingly told." "Sunday Times"" "This is the most complete picture of the Sudanese campaigns that has yet been published . . . a vigorous and engrossing narrative." "Telegraph""