This book has been given no reviews in national newspapers. David Fletcher, our literary agent with forty years experience in the publishing business, remarks that has never experienced such determination by the mainstream press to suppress a book. However, here is a small sample of unsolicited comments from readers:
'A most remarkable book about the true origins of the First World War.' Will Podmore, author, British Foreign Policy Since 1870.
'This book is a triumph and an essential counterbalance to a century of establishment propaganda posing as history.' Dr John O'Dowd, Glasgow University.
'A wonderful book and very brave and bold attempt to confront the long held shibboleths on the origins of the war. I have struggled with “official” scrubbed-up versions for years.' Yvonne McEwen, Edinburgh University.
'I have read this book with much interest and profited greatly from it.' Professor Hans Fenske, author, Der Anfang von Ende des alten Europe.
'This is a hugely important book on the war's origin. It is absolutely necessary that this book is translated into German. Wolfgang Effenberger, author, Pfeiler der US-Macht.
'Docherty and Macgregor do not mince their words. They present powerful arguments in this thought provoking book.' John Grehan, The History Herald blog.
'A really important ground breaking book.' Pat Mills, author, Charley's War.
'Hidden History should be a template for historians and reporters to chronicle the true causes of other wars. But beware! This book could affect you. It is not for the faint-of-heart.' Tom Cahill, freelance American journalist.
'Gerry Docherty and Jim Macgregor should be proud of their unstinting work and historical analyses of the origins of the Great War and in the meticulous way they unravel and unmask the genesis of that unparalleled war of human carnage.' Patrick Scott Hogg, author, The Patriot Bard.
'A long and personal rant against the English by two Scots. To say there was a cabal of just a few men in Britain who wanted to takeover the world is just ludicrous.' 'Sarah', Amazon reviewer.
'This book isn't for people who find comfort in conventional explanations of 20th century history. For those with more open minds it will provide plenty of ammunition to blow away the myths propagated by the official histories.' Marcus Laver, Amazon reviewer.
'This is no conspiracy theory nonsense. It is well researched, verifiable history and all the more chilling for that. It is a book that will cause thought, research and debate, and for that reason alone deserves the widest possible audience.' Steve Earles, Destructive Music blog.
'I thank the authors of Hidden History most warmly and draw people's attention to it wherever I lecture in this country. The next four years will be an uphill struggle, given the level of propaganda from the Establishment, but as 'they' say, truth will out in the end.' Terry Boardman, author and political commentator.
'I have delved enough into related publications to be convinced that Hidden History is a serious attempt to uncover how British imperial strategy really developed, in the aftermath of the negative experience of the Boer War, in the direction of instigating a war to destroy Germany while making it look like Germany initiated it. May I urge anyone considering writing about Larne and Howth in centenary mode not to do so without having read this book. Dr Roy H W Johnston. Irish writer and political commentator.