"Fascinating...Nagorski has a terrier-like ability to unpick conflicts."
The Mail on Sunday
"Father of psychoanalysis comes alive again"
The Jewish Chronicle
"Nagorski has written a book for our time."
"[a] thrilling book, as edge-of-your-seat gripping as any heist movie."
The Guardian
The New York Times
"As exciting and suspenseful as a spy novel"
Lynne Olson, author of Madame Fourcade's Secret War
"An intimate, touching portrait"
Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind
"a gripping masterpiece"
Professor Brett Kahr, Freud Museum London
"pulses with urgent life"
Kati Marton, author of The Chancellor
"a masterful work…a page-turner"
Rebecca Erbelding, historian and author of Rescue Board
"spectacularly engaging and entertaining"
Seth MacFarlane, executive producer, Family Guy and The Orville
"a riveting page-turner. . . Excellent"
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"entertaining history"
Publishers Weekly
"John le Carré meets Ian Kershaw."
Emma Szewczak, Holocaust scholar and author of The Offset
"Astonishing…this tale has found its ideal narrator."
Sunday Times