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Occupation  historian
Genre  non-fiction
Role  Author
Language  English
Name  Alexander Rose
Education  University of Cambridge
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Subject  American history British history
Notable works  Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring
Books  Washington's Spies: The Story of A, American Rifle, Kings in the North: The Hous, Men of War: The American, Pay the Two Dollars: O

Alexander Rose (born 1971) is an author and a historian.


Early life

Born in the United States, Rose was raised in Australia and Britain and educated at Cambridge University. He was awarded a doctorate for his thesis, Radar Strategy: The Air Dilemma and British Politics, 1932–1937.


He worked as a journalist for several years, including as an editorial writer for the Daily Telegraph (UK) and the National Post (Canada). He has authored Kings in the North: The House of Percy in British History, a biography of some thirteen generations of the barons and earls of Northumberland between 1066 and 1485, Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring (a detailed account of George Washington's personal spies, the Culper Ring), as well as American Rifle: A Biography, describing how America's military firearms shaped the country's history and vice versa. He is 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. Renamed Turn: Washington's Spies, Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring is currently airing on AMC as a television series.

Rose has written for 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, and the English Historical Review.


  • Review of American Rifle at Letters on Pages
  • Publications

  • Rose, Alexander (2002). Kings in the North: The House of Percy in British History. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 978-0-297-81860-1. OCLC 45338102. 
  • Rose, Alexander. Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring. New York: Bantam Books, 2006. ISBN 0-553-80421-9 OCLC 64230502
  • Rose, Alexander. American Rifle: A Biography. New York: Bantam Dell, 2008. ISBN 0-553-80517-7 OCLC 191922709
  • Rose, Alexander (2015). Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima. Random House. ISBN 0-553-80518-5. OCLC 885313615. 
  • References

    Alexander Rose (author) Wikipedia

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