Gavin Mortimer

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Men-Who-Invented-SAS-e1445944908620Gavin Mortimer is a bestselling author and an award-winning historian whose versatile narrative non-fiction books have been published in Britain and the United States.

Included among Mortimer’s recent titles is The History of the Special Boat Squadron in World War 2, an Amazon Top 100 bestseller.

His next title, The Men Who Made the SAS: a History of the Long Range Desert Group in WW2, was published in 2015 by Constable & Robinson, and tells the stirring story of the pioneers of British Special Forces warfare.

Among Mortimer’s previous titles are The History of Cricket in 100 Objects, selected by the Guardian in its list of the 50 Best Books of the Summer of 2013, and The Great Swim, the story of the thrilling race to become the first woman to swim the English Channel. Voted one of the best books of 2008 by The Sunday Times, The Great Swim was dramatized on BBC Radio 4 and won the Women’s Sports Foundation Book of the Year award in 2009.

Mortimer has acted as a consultant to several television documentaries concerning aspects of the Second World War.