SAS Rogue Heroes by Ben Macintyre (Penguin, 2022)
A cracking good story on the non-fiction front is Ben Macintyre’s SAS Rogue Heroes (recently republished to coincide with the fantastic BBC series, ISBN: 9780241996904, paperback). I’m reliably informed that the TV series is nearly as good as the book….. Note the ‘nearly’. Ben Macintyre was given full access to SAS archives to write this first-ever authorised book on the SAS. It tells the story of how they came about – at the height of the North Africa campaign, when a new type of warfare was desperately needed – unconventional, no rules, brilliantly audacious, often suicidal. These words could apply to the men of the SAS as much as their style of attack.