Alex Kershaw

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Alex Kershaw is the author of several popular books on World War II, including the New York Times best-sellers The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter. He has lived in the United States since 1994.

Early Life[edit]

Born in York, England, in 1966, Kershaw attended University College, Oxford where he studied politics, philosophy and economics. He taught history at Whitgift school for two years before working as a journalist for several British newspapers, including The Guardian, The Independent and The Sunday Times.


His journalism has appeared in many leading newspapers and magazines around the world. He has also worked as a writer and producer in television, penning an award-winning documentary on Bobby Kennedy.[1] Several of his books have been optioned by Hollywood, including The Few which was selected as the Military Book Club's first-ever book of the year in 2006. He has been cited as a "master storyteller" by Booklist for his work on The Few. His work has been translated into over a dozen languages. Kershaw appeared in the "Battle Of The Bulge" episode of When Weather Changed History.

His most recent book is The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau.[2]

Director Duncan Jones will be directing the film adaptation of Escape from the Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew.[3]

Personal Life[edit]

He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.[4]



  1. ^ "Alex Kershaw". IMDb. 
  2. ^ "Alex Kershaw: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Duncan Jones To Direct Escape From The Deep". BowieNet, 1 June 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Alex Kershaw". Alex Kershaw. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 

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