Norman Stone

Norman Stone

Author (1941 - 2019)

Norman Stone (born 8 March 1941 in Glasgow, died 19 June 2019) was a celebrated historian and Professor of Modern History at Oxford University. He was a legendary teacher, one time Thatcher adviser and frequently controversial opinion maker.

He taught at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Bilkent University in Turkey. His short histories of both World Wars and of Turkey were all published to great critical acclaim.

Stone owned a house in the Galata neighbourhood of Istanbul, and divided his time between Turkey and England. He spent the last years of his life in Budapest.


The Eastern Front, 1914-1917 (1975)
Hitler (1980)
Europe Transformed, 1878-1919 (1983)
The Makers of English History (1987)
Czechoslovakia: Crossroads and Crises, 1918-88 (1989)
The Times Atlas of World History (1989)
The Other Russia (1990)
World War One: A Short History (2007)
The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A Personal History of the Cold War (2010)
Turkey: A Short History (2010)
World War Two: a Short History (2013),
Hungary: a Short History (2019)