* "Giblin is brilliant . . . breathtaking clarity . . . readers will be engrossed until the very last footnote."
"Giblin raises his biographical curtain . . . opens a wealth of avenues for further reading . . . put[s] faces to the history."
* "The writing is engaging and eminently readable . . . consummate storytelling. What a story! This is nonfiction at its finest."
—School Library Journal, starred review
* "Compelling . . . fascinating biography of brothers during a time of war . . . readable and interesting."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"[A] dual biography by a master of the art . . . Giblin weaves high drama."
—The Washington Post Book World
"[Giblin] offers a particularly poignant picture . . . relates the fraternal saga with verve as well as diligence."