Simon Read - Author

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Simon Read is an award-winning British newspaper reporter, who currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Winston Churchill Reporting Adventures of a Young War Correspondent

Winston Churchill Reporting Adventures of a Young War Correspondent

Author: Simon Read Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2015

Long before his finest hour as Britain's wartime leader, Winston Churchill emerged on the world stage as a brazen foreign correspondent, covering wars of empire in Cuba, India, the Sudan, and South Africa.In those far-flung corners of the world, reporting from the front lines between 1895 and 1900, Churchill mastered his celebrated command of language and formed strong opinions about war. He thought little of his own personal safety, so convinced was he of his destiny, jumping at any chance to be where bullets flew and canons roared. I have faith in my star- that I am intended to do something in the world, he wrote to his mother at the age of twenty-three before heading into battle.Based on his private letters and war reportage, Winston Churchill Reporting intertwines young Winston's daring exploits in combat, adventures in distant corners of the globe, and rise as a major literary talent- experiences that shaped the world leader he was to become.

Winston Churchill Reporting

Winston Churchill Reporting

Author: Simon Read Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2015

Long before his finest hour as Britain's wartime leader, Winston Churchill emerged on the world stage as a brazen foreign correspondent, covering wars of empire in Cuba, India, the Sudan, and South Africa. In those far-flung corners of the world, reporting from the front lines between 1895 and 1900, Churchill mastered his celebrated command of language and formed strong opinions about war. He thought little of his own personal safety, so convinced was he of his destiny, jumping at any chance to be where bullets flew and canons roared. "e;I have faith in my star that I am intended to do something in the world,"e; he wrote to his mother at the age of twenty-three before heading into battle. Based on his private letters and war reportage, Winston Churchill Reporting intertwines young Winston's daring exploits in combat, adventures in distant corners of the globe, and rise as a major literary talent experiences that shaped the world leader he was to become.

The Case that Foiled Fabian Murder and Witchcraft in Rural England

The Case that Foiled Fabian Murder and Witchcraft in Rural England

Author: Simon Read Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2014

On Wednesday 14 February 1945, the body of Charles Walton was discovered on the lower slopes of Meon Hill near the sleepy Warwickshire village of Lower Quinton, his torso pinned to the ground by a pitchfork. Myths and rumours soon swirled about the crime. Accounts claim Walton, a retired labourer and a lifelong resident of Lower Quinton, was believed by many to be a clairvoyant who could talk to birds and exercise control over animals. It has even been reported that many villagers attributed Walton's death to ritual witchcraft. But what is fact and what is fiction? The most famous police officer in Britain, Chief Inspector Robert Fabian, was promptly dispatched by Scotland Yard to solve this increasingly peculiar and foreboding mystery. `Fabian of the Yard' was not a man prone to superstition and had dealt with some of the most notorious killers of his time - but there was something strange about the Walton murder. Did the clues point to ritual witchcraft as the modus operandi, or was the black magic angle merely a ruse? With the villagers unable - or unwilling - to shed light on the matter, Fabian faced, for the only time in his glittering career, the daunting prospect of failure. The Case That Foiled Fabian lays out for the first time what actually happened and distills the truth from the many myths about this case that are today mistaken for facts.

Human Game: Hunting the Great Escape Murderers

Human Game: Hunting the Great Escape Murderers

Author: Simon Read Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

In March 1944, 76 Allied officers tunnelled out of Stalag Luft III. Of the 73 captured, 50 were shot by direct order of Hitler. This is the story of how a British Bobby from Blackpool, Frank McKenna, was sent to post-war Germany on the express orders from Churchill to bring the Gestapo murderers to justice. In a quest that ranges from the devastated, bombed out cities of Europe to the horrors of the concentrations camps, McKenna is relentless in his pursuit. A gripping read set in the aftermath of World War II.

The Killing Skies RAF Bomber Command at War

The Killing Skies RAF Bomber Command at War

Author: Simon Read Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2008

Of the 125,000 men who served with Bomber Command in World War II, more than 55,000 perished, an attrition rate worse than practically any other theatre. This book shows why the sacrifice was so great, and attempts to explain why it was so necessary.

The Killing Skies RAF Bomber Command at War

The Killing Skies RAF Bomber Command at War

Author: Simon Read Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2006

Amid the carnage and destruction of the Second World War, RAF Bomber Command's efforts to blast Germany into submission would emerge as one of the bloodiest and most protracted campaigns of the war - this is the story of those who braved the killing skies of Nazi Germany.

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