Max Hastings
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Max Hastings

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.

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    • Vietnam

    • An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble, Max Hastings - introduction
    • Length: 33 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 397

    Vietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Derrick on 20-10-18

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Battle for the Falklands

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 701
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641

    The Falklands War was one of the strangest in British history - 28,000 men sent to fight for a tiny relic of empire 8,000 miles from home....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive But Not What I Hoped For

    • By S. Morris on 26-07-16

    Regular price: £22.99

    • All Hell Let Loose

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 32 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 726
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 599
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594

    The complete magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 40 hours long yet still felt too short.

    • By MR on 10-09-16

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Nemesis

    • The Battle for Japan, 1944-45
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Stewart Cameron
    • Length: 29 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    A companion volume to his bes-tselling ‘Armageddon’, Max Hastings’ account of the battle for Japan is a masterful military history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant as usual

    • By Jim on 02-11-14

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Korean War

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 19 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376

    On 25 June, 1950, the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A missing piece of history

    • By Mark P on 14-12-14

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Max Hastings, Nigel Harrington
    • Length: 28 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    A chronicle of the calamity that befell Europe in 1914 as the continent shifted from the glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of total war....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended

    • By Tommy on 08-04-17

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Overlord

    • D-Day and the Battle for Normandy 1944
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365

    With an introduction read by Max Hastings. The famous D-Day landings of 6 June, 1944, marked the beginning of Operation Overlord, the battle for the liberation of Europe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent unbiased account of Overlord

    • By Ronan on 06-06-15
    • D-Day and the Battle for Normandy 1944
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 02-06-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 414 ratings

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Das Reich

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 198

    Within days of the D-Day landings, the 'Das Reich' 2nd SS Panzer Division marched north through France to reinforce the front-line defenders of Hitler's Fortress Europe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping, balanced, multifaceted

    • By Jim on 04-08-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939 - 1945

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 30 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    Examining the espionage and intelligence stories in World War II on a global basis, bringing together the British, American, German, Russian and Japanese histories....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lacking in excitement

    • By David on 05-12-15

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Bomber Command

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418

    With an introduction read by Max Hastings. Bomber Command's offensive against the cities of Germany was one of the epic campaigns of the Second World War....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By Jonathan Cunningham on 19-06-16

    Regular price: £22.99

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