Antony Beevor

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Ardennes-Front-CoverAntony Beevor is the author of 11 non-fiction books and four novels. His books have been translated into 30 foreign languages and sold more than six and a half million copies.

His latest book is Ardennes 1944 – Hitler’s Last Gamble. It went to No. 1 on the Sunday Times Bestseller list and remained there for five weeks.

His other books include Crete – The Battle and the Resistance, which won the Runciman Prize, Stalingrad, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, Wolfson Prize for History and Hawthornden Prize for Literature.

Beevor has also authored Berlin – The Downfall, The Battle for Spain, and D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, winner of the Prix Henry Malherbe and the Royal United Services Institute Westminster Medal. His 2012 book The Second World War was another No. 1 international bestseller.

Beevor studied at Winchester and Sandhurst, where his tutor was John Keegan. He was an officer with the 11th Hussars for five years before leaving the army to take up writing. A former chairman of the Society of Authors, Beevor has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Kent, Bath, East Anglia and York. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Kent.