Hugh Bicheno
Hugh Bicheno is a living British
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United States
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 military historian most famous for his revisionist interpretations of the American Revolution
American Revolution
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 in his acclaimed publication Rebels and Redcoats: The American Revolutionary War and of the Falklands War
Falklands War
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 in his best-selling Razor's Edge: The Unofficial History of the Falklands War.

Bicheno was born in Cuba
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 to British parents in 1948. He is a naturalised
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 citizen of the United States, although he now lives in Cambridge
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, England, where he was educated. Before becoming an author he was an academic and served as an intelligence officer
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 and security consultant in Italy and across Latin America
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, specializing in kidnap negotiations.

Bicheno has collaborated with Richard Holmes
Richard Holmes (military historian)
Brigadier Edward Richard Holmes, CBE, TD, JP , known as Richard Holmes, was a British soldier and noted military historian, particularly well-known through his many television appearances...

 on a number of projects. Holmes wrote the prefaces to Rebels and Redcoats and Razor's Edge and also made a television series adaptation of Rebels and Redcoats.

See Hugh Bicheno's website at


  • Gettysburg (Cassell, 2001) ISBN 0-304-35698-0
  • Midway (Cassell, 2001) ISBN 0-304-35715-4
  • Rebels & Redcoats: The American Revolutionary War (HarperCollins 2003) ISBN 0-00-715625-1
  • Crescent and Cross: The Battle of Lepanto 1571 (Cassell, 2003) ISBN 0-304-36319-7
  • Crescent and Cross: The Battle of Lepanto 1571 (Phoenix 2004) ISBN 1-84212-753-5
  • La batalla de Lepanto (Ariel 2005) ISBN 84-344-6762-3
  • Razor's Edge: The Unofficial History of the Falklands War (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006) ISBN 0-297-84633-7
  • Razor's Edge: The Unofficial History of the Falklands War (Phoenix 2007) ISBN 978-0-7538-2162-2
  • Vendetta: High Art and Low Cunning at the Birth of the Renaissance (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008) ISBN 978-0-297-84634-5
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