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.

Career[edit]

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]

Works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alex Kershaw". IMDb. 
  2. ^ "Alex Kershaw: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". Amazon.com. 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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