100 Days to Victory: How the Great War Was Fought and Won
Saul David's 100 DAYS TO VICTORY is a totally original, utterly engaging account of the Great War - the first book to tell the story of the 'war to end all wars' through the events of one hundred key days between 1914 and 1918. The history of any war is more than a list of key battles and Saul David shows vividly how the First World War reached beyond the battlefield, touching upon events and lives which shaped the conduct and outcome of the conflict. Ranging from the young Adolf Hitler's reaction to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, through a Zeppelin raid on Scarborough, the tragic dramas of Gallipoli and the battlefields of the Western Front to the individual bravery of the first Indian VC, Saul David brings people and events dramatically to life. 100 DAYS TO VICTORY is a 360 degree portrait of a global conflict that stretched east from the shores of Britain to the marshes of Iraq, and south from the forests of Russia to the bush of German South East Africa. Throughout his gripping narrative we hear the voices of men and women both eminent and ordinary, some who were spectators on the Home Front, others - including Saul David's own family - who were deeply embroiled in epic battles that changed the world forever. 100 DAYS TO VICTORY is the work of a great historian and supreme story teller. Most importantly, it is also an enthralling tribute to a generation whose sacrifice should never be forgotten.
ZULU (2005) 'A remarkable work by a huge new talent' -- William Dalrymple, Sunday Times Saul David's brilliant and magisterial account must now be regarded as the definitive history of the Zulu War -- Frank McLynn, Literary Review This meticulously detailed book...give[s] a fully rounded and judicious account of this dismal conflict -- Guardian Fascinating, thrilling, convincing... reads like a novel -- Economist VICTORIA'S WARS (2007) Splendid ... a terrific treasure-chest of anecdotes ... a splendidly brisk, cool and judicious narrator -- Daily Telegraph Incisive and acute ... thorough and occasionally revelatory, [David] always finds a telling phrase, an eye-catching detail or a human story -- Sunday Times
Saul David is Professor of War Studies at the University of Buckingham and the bestselling author of Zulu Hart, the first novel in the George Hart series, as well as several critically-acclaimed history books, including The Indian Mutiny: 1857 (shortlisted for the Westminster Medal for Military Literature), Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879 (a Waterstone's Military History Book of the Year), Victoria's Wars: The Rise of Empire and All the King's Men. He regularly appears on television and radio, and recently presented the series 'Bullets, Boots and Bandages' for BBC 4. Visit Saul's website at www.sauldavid.co.uk and follow Saul on Twitter @sauldavid66