Viking signs Dimbleby WW2 title

Viking signs Dimbleby WW2 title

Viking has bought a new account of the Battle of the Atlantic by historian and journalist Jonathan Dimbleby.
 
Publisher Daniel Crewe acquired world rights from Veronique Baxter of David Higham Associates.
 
Crewe said Dimbleby's "breadth and depth of research, insightful analysis and wonderful storytelling will make for a must-have history".
 
The Battle of the Atlantic will tell the story of the longest campaign of the Second World War, including the moves and manoeuvrings that led to victory.
 
Dimbleby said: “It is hard to exaggerate the importance of a long battle that was fought with relentless ferocity at sea and in the corridors of power in Britain, Germany, Russia and the United States. It was a human and political drama of great intensity that shaped the outcome of the Second World War. I hope that my account of this seismic struggle will engross my readers as it has absorbed me.”
 
Dimbleby presents “Any Questions?” for BBC Radio 4 and is the author of books including Destiny in the Desert: The road to El Alamein (Profile) and Russia: A Journey to the Heart of a Land and its People (BBC Books).
 
Viking will publish The Battle of the Atlantic in Autumn 2015.