Tom Mangold has been an investigative reporter with BBC TV and a reporter for the Sunday Mirror and the Daily Express. As a war correspondent, he covered Vietnam, two Middle East wars, and the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. His first book, The File on the Tsar, was an international bestseller.
John Penycate is a journalist who has reported regularly for BBC TV's weekly public affairs shows The Money Programme and Panorama and has interviewed major political and business leaders. He lectures at the journalism schools of London and Westminster universities. A resident of London, Penycate is active in institutes and societies concerned with the media and public affairs.
"A claustrophobic but fascinating tale."--The Wall Street Journal
"Chilling . . . what war really was and how it was fought."--The New York Times "Gripping . . . highly recommended."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "Remarkable."--The Washington Post