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Philip W. Blood

Philip W. Blood

The historian of the Second World War discusses history, his writing and influences.

Philip W. Blood, what first attracted you to the period or periods you work in? My fascination with twentieth-century warfare was ignited by several memorable moments in childhood. My father, an aircraft design engineer with Avro, introduced me to the fascinating...

David O. Stewart on The Burning Land

David O. Stewart on The Burning Land

The historian and novelist talks about his continuing trilogy tracing the history of the United States.

The New Land, the first novel in The Overstreet Saga, is set during the 1750s on the Maine coast, USA. What excited you to write about this period of upheaval in history? It was a time of great challenges and great potential. For German settlers like the Overstreets,...

Iain MacGregor

Iain MacGregor

Iain talks history, interests and inspiration.
Iain MacGregor

What first attracted you to the period or periods you work in? From a young age I have avidly devoured narratives and illustrated books on military history of all periods. I have been fascinated by the Second World War and it clearly has left its mark on the United...

Iain MacGregor

Iain MacGregor

Iain MacGregor has been an editor and publisher of nonfiction for over 25 years. He is the author of the acclaimed oral history of Cold War Berlin: Checkpoint Charlie and his writing has appeared in the Guardian, Spectator and BBC History.
Iain MacGregor

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Timothy Ashby

Timothy Ashby

Timothy's narrative non-fiction biography, Elizabethan Secret Agent: The Untold Story of William Ashby (1536-1593), will be released in hardback on 30 March 2022 by Scotland Street Press, Edinburgh.
Timothy Ashby

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David O. Stewart on The Burning Land

David O. Stewart

David discusses history, his inspiring history books and his research approach

David O. Stewart, what prompted you to choose the period that you wrote your first book in? I’ve done five books – four histories and one novel – on the American Founding era (1770-1815), beginning with our Constitutional Convention (The Summer of 1787).  It is an...

David O. Stewart on The Burning Land

David O. Stewart

Formerly a trial and appellate lawyer, David O. Stewart turned to writing history and historical novels.His recent George Washington:  The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father, was called “an outstanding biography” by the Wall Street Journal, with “clear, often superlative” writing  and “a narrative drive such a life deserves.” The book won the History Prize of the Society of the Cincinnati (as did his Aaron Burr book), plus the George Washington Memorial Award.
David O. Stewart

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Gordon Corrigan

Gordon Corrigan

Gordon talks history, interests and inspiration.

Gordon Corrigan, what first attracted you to the period or periods you work in? Inspirational history tutors both at school and at Sandhurst gave me a lifelong fascination with history, and my service in the army sharpened the focus to specialise in military history....

General Butler in New Orleans

General Butler in New Orleans

General Butler in New Orleans: A History of the Administration of the Department of the Gulf in the Year 1862, by James Parton