Max Hastings

WELCOME

Thanks to all my readers who took Catastrophe to No.1 on The Sunday Times best-seller list, and have already bought some 200,000 copies of the book in the UK, and many more in the US and worldwide.

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LATEST NEWS

THE SECRET WAR: SPIES, CODES AND GUERRILLAS 1939-45

Max’s new book – publishing in September 2015 – is a portrait of the role played by espionage, code-breaking and intelligence in the Second World War.

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Upcoming Events

Max is speaking at these events in 2015:

11th September – Chiswick Book Festival
7pm 22nd September – Times+/William Collins lecture, News Building, London Bridge Street, SE1
2.15pm 27th September – Kew Festival
7pm 1st October – City Books, Brighton Pavilion
11am 3rd October – Henley Festival
8th October – National Army Museum
10th October – Cheltenham Literary Festival
5pm 11th October – Wimbledon Literary Festival
7pm 13th October – Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street
Noon 16th October – Theatre Royal, Bath
8pm 16th October – Topping Bookshop, Bath
2.30pm 18th October – BBC  History Magazine Festival, Malmesbury
5pm 1st November – Yeovil Octagon Theatre
7pm 19th November – London History Festival, Kensington Central Library
AND LOTS MORE TO COME!

 

VIDEO

Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

Max Hastings introduces his new book Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914.

National Archives VisitCatastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914From D-Day to Victory in EuropeDid You Really Shoot the Television?Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord 1940-45All Hell Let Loose

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In 1914, Europe plunged itself into the twentieth century’s first terrible act of self-immolation – what was then called ‘The Great War’. On the eve of its centenary, Max Hastings seeks to explain both how the conflict came about and what befell millions of men and women during the first months of strife. He finds the evidence overwhelming that Austria and Germany must accept principal blame for the outbreak. While what followed was a vast tragedy, he argues passionately against the ‘poets’ view’, that war was not worth winning.

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