Times Literary Supplement- 2nd July 1999- " Stephen Miller offers readers a largely traditional military history, highlighting afresh, from the new perspectives afforded by Methuen"s experience, the watershed the Boer War has long been seen to represent".
The Journal of Military History, Vol 64, No 3, July 2000
"Miller"s assessment of the British Army"s failure is not novel. His carefully researched, informed, well-written case study of Lord Methuen, however, provides a trenchant and convincing example of that failure. It also helps to restore Methuen"s historical reputation."
The International History Review, Vol 22, No 2, June 2000
"A study of Methuen is to be welcomed, especially as his papers have been so little used by historians. ... Miller has made a commendable addition to the historiography of the South African War."
Solidiers of the Queen
"informative, interesting and significant addition to Boer War Studies