Books by Gavin Mortimer

Gavin Mortimer is a native Londoner. He began writing by freelancing for several publications, including the London Evening Standard, the Observer, and the Guardian. He has contributed articles to a richly diverse range of magazines from Esquire to BBC Hi

Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Aside from the often corny narrative, the author provides an original contribution to the history of Civil War spying."
A well-documented biography of one of Allan Pinkerton's detectives and a successful Union spy. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2009

"Enjoyable, accessible technological history, further enlivened by colorful character sketches of some of the most interesting figures in the early days of flying."
Mortimer (The Great Swim, 2008, etc.) chronicles a pivotal moment in the history of aviation. Read full book review >
THE GREAT SWIM by Gavin Mortimer
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A stirring portrait of courage and endurance, but also a bittersweet tale of the vagaries of fame and fortune."
Mortimer (The Longest Night: The Bombing of London on May 10, 1941, 2005, etc.) recounts the quest of four intrepid women who in the summer of 1926 attempted to become the first female to swim the turbulent English Channel. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Reader-friendly, informative reporting—history that reads like a novel."
An emotionally stirring account of the single most devastating attack on London during the Blitz. Read full book review >