Month: April 2017

The World of James Bond

Endorsements for Jeremy’s forthcoming publication:

“Jeremy Black is a scintillating writer who understands our culture brilliantly—his is the definitive take on Britain’s Greatest Spy.”

—Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP


“Fans of James Bond must get ahold of this superb book by distinguished historian Jeremy Black. Black explores the enduring global fascination with Ian Fleming’s incredible creation, the legendary superspy 007, who comes to the defense of the Britons in this most recent dangerous dark age. With insight and flair, Black relates the Bond books and movies produced over the past sixty years to today’s kaleidoscopic real-world nightmares of superpower confrontation and international terrorism. In Jeremy Black, Mr. Bond has finally met his match!”

—John H. Maurer, U.S. Naval War College

The World of James Bond is published by Rowman and Littlefield – out August 2017. Find out more

France Heads for a Dreadful Choice

Article by Jeremy Black in the Wall Street Journal (17 April) on the French elections.

“Do you fancy retirement at 60, a guaranteed income, a short workweek, and the abolition of fear about the future? Well, move to France and choose among the 11 candidates for the presidency.

Most of the outside world is worried about Marine Le Pen and her National Front, especially in light of her recent demand that France be absolved of responsibility for the….

Read full article at WSJ website.