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Talk at Chiltern Bookshops

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Saul will give the first talk on his new book, Crucible of Hell: Okinawa – The Last Great Battle of the Second World War – at Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5LN, at 7pm on Tuesday 7 April 2020. The event is organised by Chiltern Bookshops. For more details and to book tickets: https://chilternbookshops.co.uk/event/saul-david-crucible-of-hell/

Praise for Crucible of Hell

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Historian David Reynolds has praised Saul’s new book, out in April 2020. ‘Gripping, even gruesome, yet deeply moving,’ he writes, ‘Crucible of Hell sweeps us masterfully from a coral charnel house in the Pacific to the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima.’

Extraordinary Irregulars

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Another wonderful review of The Force has appeared in the Wall Street Journal. “A very fine book,” writes Alexander Rose. “[David] has both a knack with the pen and a nose for a thrilling tale… Special forces are always cool and books relating their exploits are always exciting, especially when related in so masterly a style… Readers should exult in ‘The Force’, whose heroic subjects deserve to be forever remembered.”

Wartime missions recounted in vivid detail

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

The Winnipeg Free Press hailed Saul’s new book as “a fitting tribute to the heroism of these soldiers… While David rightly celebrates the heroism of the Force, he never loses sigh of the grimness and tragedy of war. His account brings wartime experience – the gruelling training, the ferocity of combat – vividly to life with an immediacy that is breathtaking.”

Book review

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Saul’s new book The Force has been praised by Paul Dickson in the Washington Independent Review of Books. Describing the book as “riveting and harrowing”, Dickson adds: “David does a remarkable job in bringing these rugged, non-conforming men back to life…[He] has written an important, highly engaging work that is, as novelist Raymond Chandler once wrote of a book he was reviewing, unputdownable.”

http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/index.php/bookreview/the-force-the-legendary-special-ops-unit-and-wwiis-mission-impossible

Chinese translation of ‘Crucible of Hell’

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Saul’s forthcoming book, Crucible of Hell: Okinawa – The Stalingrad of the Pacific, has been sold to Chinese publishing company Beijing Huaxia Winshare Books, and will be available in mainland China from April 2020, the 75th anniversary of the Okinawa landings.

The Force is published in the US

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Saul’s new book, The Force: The Legendary Special Ops Unit and WWII’s Mission Impossible, is now available in the US. https://www.amazon.com/Force-Legendary-Special-Mission-Impossible/dp/0316414530

Saul spoke about the book on Fox & Friends: https: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6084614999001/#sp=show-clips

Master’s in Military History

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

There are still places available on Saul’s 1-year MA in Military History by Research programme in London for the University of Buckingham. Click here for details.https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/humanities/ma/militaryhistory

Publishers Weekly

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Saul’s new book is described by the influential US trade journal Publishers Weekly as an “action-packed tale.” It adds: “David works the soldiers; individual stories into the narrative, adding heart to the derring-do. This thrilling history will captivate readers.” PW review_THE FORCE

Another great quote for The Force

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Another great quote has just come in for Saul’s new book, The Force, out in September:

“A mesmerizing read that blends strategy with tactics and traditions, narrating in gritty detail the  1943 mountain battle by a small, dauntless American-Canadian force. This was the battlefield birth of our Special Operations Forces. A compelling tale of human valor, doubts, mistakes and victory, honestly told.”

—Bing West, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense, author of The Village and coauthor with Jim Mattis of Callsign Chaos