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Christopher Ward - Author

About the Author

Christopher Ward is the grandson of Jock Hume, at 21 the youngest member of the Titanic's orchestra. Christopher joined the Evening Chronicle in Newcastle-upon-Tyne aged 17, and moved to Merseyside to become the Daily Mirror's Liverpool correspondent at the height of Beatlemania. In his early twenties, he moved to London, writing a column in the Mirror for more than ten years. At 38 he became Fleet Street's then youngest editor when he was appointed editor of the Daily Express. He left, aged 42, to co-found Redwood, Europe's first customer magazine agency, of which he is Chairman today. He lives in the Scottish Borders, seventy miles from Jock Hume's birth place in Dumfries.

 

Featured books by Christopher Ward

And the Band Played on The Enthralling Account of What Happened After the Titanic Sank

And the Band Played on The Enthralling Account of What Happened After the Titanic Sank

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

On 14th April 1912 the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank. Fifteen hundred passengers and crew lost their lives. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments on deck and continued to play. They were still playing when the ship went down. The violinist, 21 year-old Jock Hume, knew that his fiancee, Mary, was expecting their first child, the author's mother. One hundred years later, Christopher Ward reveals a dramatic story of love, loss and betrayal, and the catastrophic impact of Jock's death on two very different Scottish families. He paints a vivid portrait of an age in which class determined the way you lived - and died. An outstanding piece of historical detective work, AND THE BAND PLAYED ON is also a moving account of how the author's quest to learn more about his grandfather revealed the shocking truth about a family he thought he knew, a truth that had been hidden for nearly a hundred years.

And the Band Played on The Titanic Violinist and the Glovemaker - A True Story of Love, Loss and Betrayal

And the Band Played on The Titanic Violinist and the Glovemaker - A True Story of Love, Loss and Betrayal

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2011

On 14th April 1912 the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank. Fifteen hundred passengers and crew lost their lives. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments on deck and continued to play. They were still playing when the ship went down. The violinist, 21 year-old Jock Hume, knew that his fiancee, Mary, was expecting their first child, the author's mother. One hundred years later, Christopher Ward reveals a dramatic story of love, loss and betrayal, and the catastrophic impact of Jock's death on two very different Scottish families. He paints a vivid portrait of an age in which class determined the way you lived - and died.

Other books by Christopher Ward

Dambusters: The Forging of a Legend 617 Squadron in World War II

Dambusters: The Forging of a Legend 617 Squadron in World War II

Author: Christopher Ward, Andy Lee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2018

617 Squadron of 5 Group RAF Bomber Command was without doubt the most famous RAF Squadron in World War II. It was formed to carry out the precision low-level attack on the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe Dams, using Barnes Wallaces newly developed rotating mine, now commonly referred to as The Bouncing Bomb. The raid was a tremendous success, although at great cost to the squadron, and proved to be a great moral booster for the war-weary British public. Guy Gibson VC was tasked with organising the formation and training of the new squadron and the Dambusters have been national heroes ever since. Although several books have previously been written on this epic adventure, this is a new look at their first raid and then the long and envious history of 617 until the end of the war. This new version of the Dams raid within the book, pays particular attention to timings, as it is easy to overlook the fact, that this was a complex three-phase operation, spanning 8 hours and 47 minutes, with action occurring simultaneously at widely dispersed locations. It also attempts to settle finally the circumstances of the losses, by examining the testimony of eyewitnesses on both sides, and presenting arguments to help readers decide for themselves what actually happened where previous accounts are contradictory or at variance. In the later war years 617 suffered greatly during an attack on the Dortmund-Ems Canal but recovered and their list of priority special targets then included the German missile research plant at Peenemunde, Hamburg, the U boat pens at La Pallice and the sinking of the battleship Tirpitz. The legendary Leonard Cheshire VC led the Squadron for much of that period. This newly researched account of 617s wartime record contains many first-hand accounts from squadron members and also German and Dutch witnesses who were present at some of the most spectacular raids and have explained many of the mysterious losses of the Squadrons aircraft. Lengthy appendices contain a Roll of Honour, Commanders, Airfields and aircraft, Operational statistics and Aircraft Histories.

Congelada

Congelada

Author: Christopher Ward Format: eBook Release Date: 18/11/2017

14 de marco de 2012.O dia em que a vida de Erika desabou. Ainda assombrada pelos trgicos acontecimentos daquele dia, Erika bebe para esquecer, tropeando pela vida para sempre beira do desastre. Preso em um limbo, onde ela caadora e a caa, sua vida muda no dia em que ela conhece Patrick, um professor britnico que lida com problemas prprios, tanto em casa como em Tquio.Para que Erika e Patrick encontrem o amor juntos, eles devem enfrentar os demnios do passado.

Improved agricultural water management for Africa's drylands

Improved agricultural water management for Africa's drylands

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2016

Sermons to Self

Sermons to Self

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2014

Sermons to Self

Sermons to Self

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/11/2014

The water crisis in Yemen Managing extreme water scarcity in the Middle East

The water crisis in Yemen Managing extreme water scarcity in the Middle East

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2014

Christopher Ward provides a complete analysis of the water crisis in Yemen, including the institutional, environmental, technical and political economy components. He assesses the social and economic impacts of the crisis and provides in-depth case studies in the key management areas. The final part of the book offers an assessment of current strategy and looks at future ways in which the people of the country and their government can influence outcomes and make the transition to a sustainable water economy. The Water Crisis in Yemen offers a comprehensive, practical, and effective approach to achieving sustainable and equitable management of water for growth in a country whose water problems are amongst the most serious in the world.

Dead Brilliant

Dead Brilliant

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2014

Dying is the best way to revive your musical career ... even if you're not really dead. It's all slipping away from Roc Molotov - his band, his girlfriend, and worst of all, his ability to play the game demanded by the star-making machinery of the music business. When the best record he's ever made is about to pass unnoticed, his oldest friend and manager, Uncle Strange, concocts the perfect scheme. Roc will fake his death, on MTV, in front of millions of viewers, assuring massive success on his latest project and the ability to create a body of posthumous songs to feed the grieving fans and satisfy his still-active artistic imagination. The plan works to perfection, but the ever-restless Roc finds that being dead has its limitations in this novel that's sex, death, and rock n' roll, played in a satirical key.

Mac in the City of Light

Mac in the City of Light

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2013

Mac's school trip to Paris turns into an adventure she never imagined. Fourteen-year-old California girl Mackenzie, known as Mac, goes on a school trip to Paris where she meets up with an old musician friend of her dad's, Rudee Daroo, who now makes a living as a cab driver. Rudee reveals that some of the greatest monuments in Paris are being either destroyed or stolen and that the city is slowly becoming darker. Mac finds herself in league with a crew of crazy cabbies and their friends as she tries to right these wrongs. She encounters sinister, shadowy characters who live in the Paris underground, a philosopher gendarme, a gypsy who can dance people into dream states, and gargoyles come to life. From dodging her school group to a heart-stopping encounter atop Notre Dame Cathedral, Mac needs all the resources she can muster to help Paris remain the City of Light.

Balance

Balance

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2012

Balance

Balance

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2012

And the Band Played on The Enthralling Account of What Happened After the Titanic Sank

And the Band Played on The Enthralling Account of What Happened After the Titanic Sank

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2012

On 14th April 1912 the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank. Fifteen hundred passengers and crew lost their lives. As the order to abandon ship was given, the orchestra took their instruments on deck and continued to play. They were still playing when the ship went down. The violinist, 21 year-old Jock Hume, knew that his fiancee, Mary, was expecting their first child, the author's mother. One hundred years later, Christopher Ward reveals a dramatic story of love, loss and betrayal, and the catastrophic impact of Jock's death on two very different Scottish families. He paints a vivid portrait of an age in which class determined the way you lived - and died. An outstanding piece of historical detective work, AND THE BAND PLAYED ON is also a moving account of how the author's quest to learn more about his grandfather revealed the shocking truth about a family he thought he knew, a truth that had been hidden for nearly a hundred years.

The War of the Revolution

The War of the Revolution

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2011

From the first crack of musket fire at Lexington and Concord to the downing of the British colors at Yorktown, Christopher Ward does not tell the whole history of the American Revolution, but rather, illuminates the history of the war caused by that revolution--the military operations on land in the War for Independence. When The War for the Revolution was first published almost sixty years ago, it was instantly recognized as a modern classic of American historical scholarship, as well as a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction Revolutionary War history. Today it is probably the most cited single work on the American Revolutionary War. The combination of a simple format and eloquent writing make The War of the Revolution an ideal reference for the professional historian and American history buff alike.

Case Files of an Internet Exorcist

Case Files of an Internet Exorcist

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2005

New Sweden on the Delaware

New Sweden on the Delaware

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1938

The Dutch and Swedes on the Delaware, 1609-1664

The Dutch and Swedes on the Delaware, 1609-1664

Author: Christopher Ward Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/1930

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