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The Force

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Saul has started work on a new history book – The Force – about a small unit of US/Canadian special forces who carry out mission impossible in World War Two. It has been commissioned by New York publishing giant Hachette Books and will appear in the US in the autumn of 2019.

New novel

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Saul’s third novel – The Prince and the Whitechapel Murders (the third in the Zulu Hart series) – is now finished and will be published by Hodder in the UK on 22 February 2018.

Entebbe feature film

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The feature film ‘Entebbe’ – based on my book ‘Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe’, and directed by José Padilha and starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl – will debut at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2018, and will go on general release in US and UK cinemas on 16 March.

MA in Military History

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

There is still space on the 2017-18 Master’s in Military History by Research programme that Saul runs for the University of Buckingham in London. Applications close on 30 September 2017. Full-time and part-time options available, as well as associate studentships (which do not require a written component, but instead give the student access to lectures and dinners).


For further details on the lecture dates and how to apply, see the Academic section of this website, the University of Buckingham website (www.buckingham.ac.uk/humanities/ma/militaryhistory ) or contact Maria Floyd in Humanities Research Admissions on +44 (0)1280 827514
Email: humanitiespg-admissions@buckingham.ac.uk



NY Times paperback review

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Saul’s OPERATION THUNDERBOLT, on the daring rescue of hostages from Entebbe airport in 1976, has been selected for the Paperback Row section of last weekend’s New York Times Book Review: ‘David recounts the episode in thrilling, minute by minute detail.’ Click here for full review

New Novel

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Saul has just delivered the manuscript to his new novel, the third in the George Hart series, set in London in 1888. It’s working title is: ‘The Prince and the Whitechapel Murders: A George Hart Novel’. It will be published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton in February 2018.

History Extra

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Saul’s next speaking event is on the Charge of the Light Brigade at the MShed in Bristol on Saturday 25 February 2017. Click here for more details

Timewatch Guide to Russia: A Century of Suspicion

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Saul’s next TV appearance is presenting ‘Russia: A Century of Suspicion’, a Timewatch Guide for BBC4, next Tuesday 22 November at 9pm. Click here for details

Boots on the Ground

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Click here for Saul’s review of Lord Dannatt’s fine new book on the history of the British Army since WW2

Filming of Entebbe begins

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The film rights to Saul’s latest book Operation Thunderbolt have been bought by the US film company Participant, and principal photography on the feature film ‘Entebbe’ begins in Malta next Monday 14 November 2016. The film is co-produced by Working Title, and stars Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl and Vincent Cassel.