On Trump and the Puritans (written with James Roberts): Insightful, well-written . . . Recommended reading before a dinner party.
On Christ: The First 2000 Years (written with Esther Whittock) Intelligently written . . . informative and insightful; an excellent summary.
On Mayflower Lives: Whittock [is] an engaging writer.
On Trump and the Puritans: An essential and riveting read.
On Norse Myths & Legends (written with Hannah Whittock) A terrific, detailed introduction of these wonderful stories and the pantheon of characters in them . . . their writing is vivid and lively . . . a great addition to any library.
A classic example of how a generalist book can be actually a really good book. Whittock has got a great eye for nice vignettes, nice anecdotes that don't just entertain, but also actually illustrate wider points and precisely because he comes to it as a generalist I think he does an excellent job in distilling the big themes, the things that are important particularly in the different ages of Soviet police state and intelligence activity . . . a very readable book . . . even as something of spook wonk myself there were bits and pieces where I thought, 'Ah yes, I'd either forgotten about that or didn't know it in the first place' . . . a thoughtful piece that's done really well.
[R]eadable and thoughtful . . . does an excellent job of exploring how the murderous political police in all its incarnations defined the Soviet Union, and left a poisonous legacy still with us today.
On Mayflower Lives: Whittock displays a fine eye for detail.