Prof. Saul David, PhD

Prof. Saul David PhD is Professor of War Studies at the University of Buckingham and Course Director and Tutor of Buckingham’s London-based MA in Military History by Research, The Art of War from Napoleon to Iraq, 1793–2003. Professor David received a History MA from the University of Edinburgh and a History PhD from the University of Glasgow where his doctoral research focused on the Bengal Army and the origins of the Indian Mutiny of 1857. He specializes in the history of the British Army and the Wars of Empire and his many publications include Mutiny at Salerno (Brassey’s, 1995), The Indian Mutiny (Penguin, 2002, shortlisted for the Westminster Medal for Military Literature), Zulu: The Tragedy and Heroism of the Zulu War of 1879 (Penguin, 2004), Victoria’s Wars: Rise of Empire (Penguin, 2006), The Bengal Army and the Outbreak of the Indian Mutiny (Manohar, 2009), and All the King’s Men: The British Soldier from the Restoration to Waterloo (Penguin, 20012). He also contributed a chapter on the “Greased Cartridges” to Kaushik Roy (ed.), War and Society in Colonial India (OUP, 2006). He is currently working on a history of World War I, 100 Days to Victory: How the First World War Was Won, to be published by Hodder & Stoughton in September 2013. Professor David is an experienced broadcaster and regularly presents and appears in history programs on British TV and radio. In 2012 he appeared on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time discussion about Clausewitz and On War.


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