'..is never supercilious and respects the complexity of [its] subject...recounts innumerable instances of heroism, yet in the end Christianity is the hero of [the] story...give it a try.'
The Sunday Times
'This major and magisterial book... the most important yet by this shrewd author. It must be read.'
Rt. Revd. Maurice Wood
'This is a respectful, cautious biography... but there is a good tale to tell, deliberately uncluttered by too much analysis or interpretation.'
The Financial Times
'A really excellent account... This is a shrewd and well-balanced assessment of an outstanding man. Not only an authoritative biography, but it is also highly readable.'
Lt. Col. Sir Julian Paget
Pollock has provided an interesting, readable accoount of Gordon's life. The book is well resarched and draws from his correspondence to family members and recollections of peers.
Byron Snapp, Calvary Herald, Calvary Reformed Presbyterian Church
'Gordon's mercurial character comes through with great charm from this narrative - it was not by chance that everyone called him Charlie - and Pollock demonstrates to good effect his un-heroic practicality...'