"One of the many pleasures of the book is the finely drawn portraits of the diverse characters who participated in the peace talks, including Menachem Begin and Moshe Dayan on the Israeli side, and, most importantly, Sadat himself….This fine book ends with a moving account of Boutros-Ghali learning of Sadat’s assassination."
"Boutros’s memoir enriches the record of this very important era in the Middle East. It is, like Boutros himself, lucid, intelligent, self-deprecating and, sometimes, even funny. But we still want to read about Boutros’s years at the U.N. We can only hope that he will not make us wait much longer."
–Milton Viorst, The Washington Post Book World
"This is an elegant and forceful narrative by a prolific scholar and diplomat par excellence."
–Robert Hazan, Rocky Mountain News
"An important, impassioned but impartial map to the Sisyphean effort, the bold initiatives and the painstakingly slow process of breaking age-old taboos and paving the way for the fragile, and now threatened, peace between Israel and its neighbors."
–Abbas Milani, San Francisco Chronicle