Max Hastings is the author of twenty-nine books, most about conflict, and between 1986 and 2002 served as editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph, then as editor of the Evening Standard. He has won many prizes both for journalism and his books, of which the most recent are the Sunday Times bestseller Vietnam, The Secret War, Catastrophe and Nemesis. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of King’s College, London and was knighted in 2002.
In X Questions with..., your favourite historians and authors will discuss ten questions submitted by the public. We would love you to submit a question for Max Hastings in advance via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. This event will be held at the Storage Works Speakers Corner tent.
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We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.
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Bestselling historian Sir Max Hastings will reflect on a lifetime of studying war based on his very personal gathering of sparkling, gripping tales by many writers, about men and women who have borne arms. This talk will illustrate what it is like to fight in wars, to live and die as a warrior from Greek and Roman times through to recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.