Saul David

Saul David


Saul David is an historian, broadcaster and novelist. His many critically-acclaimed history books include: The Indian Mutiny:1857 (2002), shortlisted for the Westminster Medal for Military Literature; Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879 (2004), a Waterstone’s Military History Book of the Year; Victoria’s Wars: The Rise of Empire (2006); All the King’s Men: The British Redcoat in the Age of Sword and Musket (2012); and 100 Days to Victory: How the First World War was Fought and Won.  He has also written two bestselling historical novels set in the late Victorian period. The first, Zulu Hart (2009), was described by The Times as a ‘rattling good yarn’ with ‘a compelling, sexy hero who could give Cornwell’s Sharpe a run for his money’.

His latest work of non-fiction, Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport was an Amazon History Book of the Year for 2015. Alan Furst commented in the New York Times Book Review: ‘Tense and riveting…This is the achievement of a masterly, first-rate historian.’ A film option was bought by US film company Participant, and principal photography began in November 2016. The film is co-produced by Working Title, and stars Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl and Vincent Cassel.

Saul has presented and appeared in history progammes for all the major TV channels. His presenting credits include ‘The Second World War: A Timewatch Guide’ and ‘Russia: A Timewatch Guide’, both one hour programmes for BBC4 in 2016; ‘Bullets, Boots and Bandages’, a 3 x 1 hour series on the history of military logistics, for BBC4 in 2012; ‘So You Think You’re Royal?’, 7 x 1 hour for Sky One (2007), ‘Escape From…’, 6 x 30mins for Channel Five (2004), and three programmes for the BBC2’s flagship history series Timewatch: ‘The Queen’s Lover’ (2001), ‘The Greatest Knight’ (2008) and ‘Queen Elizabeth’s Lost Guns’ (February 2009). He was an on-screen expert on BBC2′s virtual battle series ‘Time Commanders’ (2004) and two of his books – Mutiny at Salerno and Zulu – have been made into BBC Timewatch documentaries (1999 and 2003).

Saul is Professor of Military History at the University of Buckingham.

Saul David @sauldavid66

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Delighted to see that @KeithLoweAuthor has chosen CRUCIBLE OF HELL as one of his Books of the Year in the @BBCHistoryMag He writes: 'Brilliant...harrowing. The attention to detail is exemplary: we see the conflict from just about every angle, Japanese as well as American'

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