More About the Author
A little about myself. I was born in the United States, grew up in Australia, and educated (to the best of my modest abilities) in Britain. After that, I moved to Canada, became what was known in the pre-Internet era -- it seems a long time ago now -- as a "newspaperman," and eventually transferred to Washington, D.C. These days, I just write books here in New York. One of them, Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring, is the basis for a forthcoming AMC television series.
My writing has appeared in, among other places, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Washington Post, the New York Observer, the CIA journal Studies in Intelligence, MHQ: The Quarterly of Military History, Invention & Technology, Intelligence & National Security, The National Interest, the Daily Telegraph, and the English Historical Review.
I'm a member of the United States Commission on Military History, the Society for Military History, and the Royal Historical Society, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. I've worked as a consultant on several television series (including America: The History of Us, Gun Stories, and Discovery Channel's How We Invented The World) and magazine projects (U.S. News & World Report's special issues on the American Revolution and Espionage, for instance), and serve as a contributor to the Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence.
At the moment, I'm a Writer-in-Residence at the Allen Room of the New York Public Library, where I am striving to write a book about soldiers' experiences of battle since the War of Independence. If I can get my act together, it's scheduled for publication in Fall 2014.
I have a particular interest in military and intelligence history, but I write also on technology and, occasionally, firearms (a mix of military and technology, I guess). I review the odd book for the newspapers and write the occasional article for various magazines; I'll add links to these on my website as, when, or if they appear.
I always like to hear from readers, so if you have any questions or comments or requests (or insults), please feel free to contact me. You can also find me on Facebook. Anyway, come and browse over at www.alexrose.com, where you'll find excerpts, videos, a wide selection of articles, a contact page, and a link to Facebook.