ALEX VON TUNZELMANN

Author, Screenwriter, Historian

Books

Alex’s latest book FALLEN IDOLS was published in 2021. It was shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2022.



FALLEN IDOLS

TWELVE STATUES THAT MADE HISTORY

In the past few years, there has been a rush to topple statues. From the USA to India, from the UK to Mexico, from Canada to Bangladesh, protesters inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement defaced and hauled down statues of slaveholders, Confederates and imperialists.

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BLOOD & SAND

SUEZ, HUNGARY AND THE CRISIS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

Over sixteen extraordinary days in October and November 1956, the twin crises of Suez and Hungary pushed the world to the brink of a nuclear conflict and what many at the time were calling World War III.

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REEL HISTORY

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO THE MOVIES

Was the printing press invented by King Arthur? Did William 'Braveheart' Wallace father Edward III of England? And did Jon Bon Jovi rescue an Enigma machine during World War II?

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Red Heat

RED HEAT

CONSPIRACY, MURDER AND THE COLD WAR IN THE CARIBBEAN

America's secret war in the Caribbean during the Cold War is revealed as never before in this riveting story of the machinations and blunders of superpowers, and the daring of the mavericks who took them on.

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Indian Summer

INDIAN SUMMER

THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE END OF AN EMPIRE

The stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947 liberated 400 million Indians from the British Empire.

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Film & Television

    Feature Film

  • CHURCHILL (2017)
  • Director: Jonathan Teplitsky
  • Stars: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy
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  • Television

  • MEDICI, MASTERS OF FLORENCE (I MEDICI) (2016–)
  • Series director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
  • Created by: Nicholas Meyer & Frank Spotnitz
  • Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Richard Madden, Frances Barber, Stuart Martin
  • IMDb

About

Alex von Tunzelmann read Modern History at University College, Oxford, and now lives in London. She is the author of five books and writes drama for film and television.

Reel History
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Contact

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