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Keith Lowe on Crucible of Hell

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Historian Keith Lowe has chosen Crucible of Hell as one of his Books of the Year in the Christmas edition of the BBC History Magazine. Lowe writes: ‘Brilliant … harrowing. The attention to detail is exemplary: we see the conflict from just about every angle’

James Holland on Crucible of Hell

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Historian James Holland has chosen Crucible of Hell as one of his Books of the Year on Waterstones.com He writes: ‘Saul David is a brilliant historian… In shocking and jaw-dropping detail, he brings a battle that deserves far greater prominence and understanding vividly back to life.’ https://www.waterstones.com/blog/james-hollands-favourite-reads-of-2020

Daily Telegraph History Books of the Year

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Crucible of Hell has been chosen as one of the Daily Telegraph‘s History Books of the Year for 2020. Simon Heffer writes: ‘Magisterial… David describes the action with a clarity and deftness uncommon in military historians.’

Times/Sunday Times History Books of the Year

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Crucible of Hell has been chosen as one of the Times/Sunday Times History Books of Year for 2020. Gerard deGroot writes: ‘Historians of the Pacific war too often portray the Japanese as soulless automatons fighting relentlessly without qualms or fear. Saul David restores an essential human dimension – both sides are brave, stoic, frightened, barbaric and occasionally cowardly. This is war at its most personable, brutal and depressing.’ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/best-history-books-of-the-year-2020-w5t77tztq

Presentation on Saul’s MA in Military History

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Saul gave a live online presentation on his London-based MA in Military History by Research that runs from September 2020-September 2021 (or from Sept 2020-Sept 2022 if you do the Master’s part-time). It is also possible to join the programme as an Associate: meaning you can attend the guest lectures and dinners, but do not need to submit written work.   Click here to watch the presentation  Click here for more information and to apply

Review in the Daily Telegraph

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Saul’s latest book CRUCIBLE OF HELL was given a 5-star review by Simon Heffer in the Daily Telegraph. Heffer wrote: ‘Saul David is…peerless now among our military historians… [A] superb book…that often reads like a screenplay, but depicts suffering that was all too real’. Click here to read full review

Interview with Mark LiVecche of Providence Magazine

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Saul spoke to Mark LiVecche of Providence magazine about his new book Crucible of Hell. Click here to watch

Interview by Marc LiVecche for Providence Magazine

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Saul was interviewed about his new book CRUCIBLE OF HELL by Dr Mark LiVecche for Providence magazine. https://providencemag.com/video/crucible-hell-conversation-saul-david/

Live webinar for MA in Military History by Research, 2020-21

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

For those budding military historians out there, Saul will be holding a live webinar at 6pm on Monday 15 June 2020 for his London-based one year MA in Military History (or two years part-time), starting this September. Do join him. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/event/military-history-from-marlborough-to-montgomery-and-macarthur/

Amazon History Book of the Month

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Saul’s new book Crucible of Hell has been chosen as an Amazon.com History Book of the Month for May 2020. Chris Schluep wrote for Amazon Book Review: ‘Okinawa was the largest air-land-sea battle in history. It was a battle that lasted more than 80 days, and it truly was a crucible. Saul David brings those days to brilliant, bloody, dramatic life in his book.’