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Saul interviewed by Aspects of History

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

To watch Saul talking about his latest book Crucible of Hell for the Aspects of History Summer Festival, click on this link

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Saul is delighted to announce that he’s been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition of his ‘contribution to historical scholarship’. He is henceforth entitled to use the letters ‘FRHistS’ after his name.

The Society was founded in 1868 and exists to promote historians and historical research worldwide. Click here for more information about the RHS

Talk for ABF – The Soldier’s Charity

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

At 6.30 pm on Tuesday 4 May 2021, Saul will talk about his book Crucible of Hell with General Sir Mike Jackson at an event organised by ABF – The Soldier’s Charity. Tickets cost £20 and all proceeds go to helping former servicemen and their families. Click here for more details

Talk on ‘The End of the War in the Pacific’

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Join Saul and Oxford’s Prof Rana Mitter this Friday 5 March 2021 at 5.45pm, online (and for free), talking about ‘The End of the War in the Pacific’ for the  National World War II Museum’s International Conference. Click here for details

Talk for ABF – The Soldier’s Charity

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Do join Saul at 6.30pm on Tuesday 4 May to hear him give an online lecture about Crucible of Hell in aid of ABF – The Soldier’s Charity. Click here  to book

Shortlisted for 2021 British Army Military Book of the Year

Monday, January 25th, 2021

It’s just been announced that Saul’s latest book Crucible of Hell has been shortlisted for 2021 British Army Military Book of the Year. Click here for details

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