Author(s): Saul David
Bullied at school for his suspiciously dark skin and lack of a father, Hart soon learns to fight - and win.
At eighteen, his world is shaken by his mother's revelation that his anonymous father is willing to give him a vast inheritance ndash; provided he can prove himself worthy of the prize as an officer in the King's Dragoon Guards. At a time when racism and prejudice are rife in Victorian society, Hart struggles to come to terms with his identity. Forced to leave the army, he decides to head to South Africa, and a fresh start. But George Hart has soldiering in his blood, and once in Africa the urge to serve again is strong. Yet now he is caught between two fierce and unyielding forces as Britain drives towards war with the Zulus.
Hart must make a choice - and fight for his life.
'Gems like this are too rare. I was hooked in ten pages.' -- Conn Iggulden on ZULU HART 20081110 'Saul David has already shown himself to be a first-rate historian, now he proves to be a masterly story-teller. ZULU HART left me wanting more...much more' -- Bernard Cornwell 20081125 'David is brilliant at showing both sides of the combat and the book includes magnificent accounts of the shambles that was Isandlwana and the feat at arms that followed it at Rorke's Drift.' -- Shaun Hutson, Independent on Sunday Books of the Year, on ZULU 20081125 'Must supersede Donald Morris's bestseller The Washing of the Spears' -- Allan Massie, Daily Telegraph on ZULU 20081125 'A great narrative, a powerful story told at an exciting pace that never neglects the colourful details' -- Princess Michael of Kent, Mail on Sunday on VICTORIA'S WARS 20081125 'Saul David, a splendid narrator, interweaves histories of each of the early wars of Victoria's reign with the Queen's own experiences' -- Sunday Telegraph on VICTORIA'S WARS 20081125
Saul David is the author of several critically-acclaimed history books, including The Indian Mutiny: 1857 'shortlisted for the Westminster Medal for Military Literature', Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879 'a Waterstone's Military History Book of the Year' and, most recently, Victoria's Wars: The Rise of Empire. A Professor of Military History at the University of Buckingham, he is currently working on a history of the British Army. An experienced broadcaster, Saul David has presented and appeared in history programmes for all the major TV channels and is a regular contributor to Radio 4. In 2009 he presents 'Secrets of Elizabeth's Armada' for BBC2's flagship history series, Timewatch.