Books by Mark Urban

HISTORY
Released: June 7, 2011

"Useful overview of a bloody, confusing war, emphasizing the sophistication of the specialized units."
Brawny subtitle aside, BBC Newsnight diplomatic and defense editor Urban (Fusiliers: The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution, 2007, etc.) takes a cerebral approach to establishing the unique challenges faced by both British SAS and American Special Forces (SF) as the Iraq occupation developed, unraveled and was ultimately stabilized by the "surge." Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A passionately presented book full of intriguing revelations."
A spirited portrait of life during the American Revolution from the perspective of the British army, with a particular focus on a regiment known as the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Read full book review >
THE MAN WHO BROKE NAPOLEON’S CODES by Mark Urban
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2002

"Galloping history, despite the misleading title. (7 maps; 8 pp. b&w photographs, not seen)"
A well-known BBC correspondent takes the career of Lt. Col. George Scovell, who cracked a complicated French cipher during the Peninsular Campaign of 1807-14, as an excuse to retell the rousing story of Wellington's sanguinary preparation for the great test of Waterloo. Read full book review >