Prof. Alexander Watson discusses his new book, The Fortress, and talks more generally about his work on the First World War.
Please join us for the Department of History's first 'In conversation with...' event.
On this occasion, Prof. Aexander Watson will be in conversation, discussing his new 2019 book, 'The Fortress: The Great Siege of Przemysl' and his wider work on the First World War.
Recent acclaim for The Fortress has included:
'The vividly written and well-researched The Fortress is a masterpiece. It deserves to become a classic of military history.' (Lawrence James, The Times)
'Marvellous ... Watson's splendid book combines great evocative power (and flashes of sharp humour) with the ethical authority of the best history writing.' (Christopher Clark, The Guardian)
'Superb, revelatory, haunting ... It is excellent history, a marvellously readable, though tragic, story.' (Julian Evans, Daily Telegraph)
Professor Watson's 2014 book, 'Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918' won the 2014 Wolfson History Prize, the 2014 Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, The Sunday Times ‘History Book of the Year’ for 2014, the Society for Military History’s 2015 Distinguished Book Award, and the 2015 British Army Military Book of the Year Competition. Ring of Steel was also nominated for the Wacław Felczak and Henryk Wereszycki Prize, awarded by the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.
Dr Maurice Walsh, convenor of the BA History and Journalism programme and author of 'Bitter Freedom: Ireland in a Revolutionary World 1918-1923', will be hosting the conversation and there will be the opportunity for questions from the audience.
Following the conversation, Prof. Watson will be available to sign copies of his books.
Drinks and snacks will be served before and after the conversation.
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