"I have long believed the three-day siege of Monterrey deserves a book of its own. Christopher D. Dishman has done exactly that, giving this bloody battle, critically important and uncertain in its outcome, the focus it deserves. Impressively researched, readable, and rich in the human element, A Perfect Gibraltar is a welcome addition."
~John S. D. Eisenhower, author of So Far from God: The U.S. War with Mexico, 1846–1848
"Using numerous primary sources including an ample number of Mexican sources, Dishman provides the most complete account of the Battle of Monterrey to date. Because Monterrey is a little-known battle in a forgotten war, this book will help rescue it from obscurity. I recommend this important work."
~Timothy D. Johnson, author of A Gallant Little Army: The Mexico City Campaign
"Useful for scholars but also attractive to a broader reading public, this first full-length book on the Battle of Monterrey provides a vivid and fast-moving narrative in which scenes of the battle come alive, supported by an impressive array of maps and illustrations. Dishman’s account grips the reader, even if the outcome is never in doubt."
~Miguel Ángel González Quiroga, author of Nuevo León ocupado: Aspectos de la guerra México–Estados Unidos
"Dishman's substantive study highlights the difficulties of urban warfare and provides new perspectives on the United States’ war with Mexico."
~Joseph G. Dawson, III, author of Doniphan's Epic March: The 1st Missouri Volunteers in the Mexican War
"The Perfect Gibraltar signals a maturing of Mexican War studies. Dishman takes the literature of the field to a new level by offering readers the short, quality battle study they expect from Civil War authors. His work should appeal to both the general reader and the scholar."
~Richard Bruce Winders, author of Mr. Polk’s Army and Crisis in the Southwest