"How strange that the Meuse-Argonne campaign in the last weeks of World War I is not better remembered: to this day it remains the largest and costliest battle American troops ever fought. William Walker's Betrayal at Little Gibraltar should help dispel this national amnesia, for he has given us both a propulsive, closely observed war narrative and an engrossing murder mystery. The victims are thousands of needlessly killed American soldiers, the perpetrator a vain, glory-hungry general whose motives Walker artfully uncovers in a tale of low selfishness and high courage that casts fresh light on the timeless snares of military command while righting a tremendous century-old wrong."
—Richard Snow, author of A Measureless Peril and I Invented the Modern Age
“Provocative...Mr. Walker paints an intensely personal and graphic portrait of the battle, with its new technologies of machine guns and poison gas, and of the men consumed by them.”
—The Wall Street Journal
"William Walker's Betrayal at Little Gibraltar provides evidence of a deliberate misinterpretation of orders and of an army cover-up afterward. The cast of characters, from men like Pershing, Bullard, and Kuhn to common soldiers like novelist James A. Cain and Harry Parkin, is compelling. The tale of conspiracy and cover-up, with consequent human suffering on a large scale, makes for an exciting read."
—Edward G. Lengel, author of To Conquer Hell, Thunder and Flames, and General George Washington: A Military Life
"Walker’s reconstruction of the details of the battle is nicely balanced with the stories of individual participants....A military history for all libraries."
"Fascinating...a detailed, fact-filled history....For the military professional or civilian history buff, this book is an essential addition to a credible collection. Its readability is superb; maps and photos are well-chosen and expertly placed, and arcane terminology is patiently explained....As invaluable an account as Barbara Tuchman's "The Guns of August" and similar seminal works, and certainly a more fast-paced, less intimidating read."
“Well-written, impeccably researched, and lavishly illustrated…gripping…compelling…[a] masterful account….Betrayal at Little Gibraltar goes far to right an almost-forgotten wrong that took place almost 100 years ago.”
—Knoxville News Sentinel
"This is one of the best new AEF books I've read. I highly recommend it."
—Peter Belmonte, Roads to the Great War: A Journal of World War I
"Betrayal at Little Gibraltar is an intriguing combination of military history and detective story sure to prove controversial among both historians and military officers. Extensively footnoted and richly illustrated with maps and photographs, the book will undoubtedly become a must-read for those interested in World War I, particularly in the role played by the American Expeditionary Forces."
—Robert Guttman, Military History Magazine