A masterly narrative history of the climactic battles of the Second World War, and companion volume to his bestselling 'Armageddon', by the pre-eminent military historian Max Hastings. / Set to be the biggest history book of the year, 'Nemesis' is a masterpiece of narrative history by the outstanding military historian, Max Hastings. / In this companion volume to Hasting's bestselling 'Armageddon', 'Nemesis' focuses on the battle for Japan, bringing to life the climatic battles of the Second World War. / Alongside Richard Holmes, Max Hastings is considered to be one of the top military historians working in Britain today. / 'Armageddon' was a huge bestseller for Pan Macmillan in hardback and paperback. Hasting's previous work 'Warriors' has been published to great acclaim and has sold over 35,000 copies in the UK alone. / Huge media coverage guaranteed for this prestigious and bestselling historian.
Max Hastings is the author of twenty-six books, most about conflict, and between 1986 and 2002 served as editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph, then editor of the Evening Standard. He has won many prizes both for journalism and his books, of which the most recent are All Hell Let Loose, Catastrophe and The Secret War, best-sellers translated around the world. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of King's College, London and was knighted in 2002. He has two grown-up children, Charlotte and Harry, and lives with his wife Penny in West Berkshire, where they garden enthusiastically.
Reviews for 'Warriors': 'With this collection, Hastings is back on home territory, where he can bring his unique blend of skills as war reporter, and social as well as military historian to bear!This is one of the best and most diverting of his shorter pieces.' Evening Standard 'All (of the stories) are corking!opinions are stated firmly and with big bold swings of the pendulum. His virtues are clarity and decisiveness -- greatly to be admired when it comes to making clear, for the lay reader, roughly what is going on in the fiendishly complex and bloody engagements he describes.' Spectator 'A wonderfully eclectic selection!Hastings has written a marvellous book. Wry, perceptive and engaging, it lays bare the curious mix of character traits -- good and bad -- that a successful warrior requires.' Sunday Telegraph 'His brisk prose has the qualities of his warriors: clear, decisive, forceful! "Warriors" will enthral everyone.' Daily Telegraph