"This book presents my father as a real individual, in a real setting. There is much to his history presented here that I did not know, and Baxter has presented it with a great deal of insight. It is the first time someone has attempted writing about his life in this way, not merely presenting the facts, but embellishing his life with his own interpretations." Nicholas von Sternberg"
"Provocative, well-written, and whether you love Sternberg's work or you hate it, you'll find it hard to put this book down." Kevin Brownlow, author of The Parade's Gone By"
"Fans of Erich von Stroheim and Orson Welles will find familiar terrain in this accomplished work." huffingtonpost.com"
"The ego has landed. The most indefatigable self-glorifier in US cinema (born plain Joe Sternberg and affecting the "von") gets thoroughgoing, perceptive and even sympathetic treatment from a veteran biographer. The maker of The Blue Angel, Morocco, Blonde Venus and The Scarlet Empress deserves no less." Financial Times"