Adrian Goldsworthy is a British author of historical fiction and non-fiction books. He specializes in Ancient Roman history. Adrian studied Ancient and Modern History at St. John’s College, Oxford, and earned a D.Phil. degree. He then spent two years as a Junior Research Fellow at Cardiff University and then taught part-time at King’s College London. For six years, he was an assistant professor in the University of Notre Dame’s London programme. Outside of writing and teaching, he enjoys watching cricket, walking, and playing tennis. Adrian lives in South Wales.

Adrian Goldsworthy made his debut as an author in 1996 with the non-fiction book The Roman Army At War. His debut as a novelist came in 2008 with True Soldier Gentlemen. Below is a list of Adrian Goldsworthy’s books in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of City Of Victory Books

Publication Order of Napoleonic Wars Books

True Soldier Gentlemen (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beat the Drums Slowly (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Send Me Safely Back Again (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
All in Scarlet Uniform (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Run Them Ashore (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Whose Business is to Die (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Vindolanda Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Roman Army At War (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Punic Wars (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Caesar's Civil War (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the Name of Rome (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Caesar (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cannae (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fall of the West / How Rome Fell (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Antony and Cleopatra (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Complete Roman Army (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fall of Carthage (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Caesar's Civil War 49-44 BC (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Augustus (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pax Romana (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hadrian's Wall (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Philip and Alexander (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rome and Persia (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of General Military Books

The British Home Guard Pocketbook (By: A.F.U. Green) (0)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Otto Skorzeny: The Devil’s Disciple (By: Stuart Smith) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Forgotten Dead: Why 946 American Servicemen Died Off The Coast of Devon in 1944 (By: Mark Rogerson,Ken Small) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jackspeak: A Guide to British Naval Slang & Usage (By: Rick Jolly) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Joshua L. Chamberlain: The Life in Letters of a Great Leader of the American Civil War (By: Thomas A. Desjardin) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hunt the Bismarck: The Pursuit of Germany's Most Famous Battleship (By: Angus Konstam) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Out of Nowhere: A history of the military sniper, from the Sharpshooter to Afghanistan (By: Martin Pegler) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rome at War (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Struggle for a Vast Future: The American Civil War (By: Aaron Sheehan-Dean) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rolling Thunder In A Gentle Land: The Vietnam War Revisited (By: Andrew Wiest) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
FUBAR: Soldier Slang of World War II (By: Gordon L. Rottman) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Officer's Manual of the Western Front: 1914-1918 (By: Stephen Bull) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Warship 2008 (By: John Jordan) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Deceiving Hitler: Double-Cross and Deception in World War II (By: Terry Crowdy) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World (By: Brian Lavery) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The English Civil Wars, 1640-1660 (By: Blair Worden) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland's Forces in World War II (General Mi (By: Kenneth K. Koskodan) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Battleground Prussia (By: Prit Buttar) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Road to Victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa (By: Dale A. Dye,Robert J.O'Neill) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Spitfire Pocket Manual: 1939-1945 (By: Martin Robson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silent Killers: Submarines and Underwater Warfare (By: Clive Cussler,James P. Delgado) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Warship 2011 (By: John Jordan) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Quick Training for War (By: Robert Baden-Powell,Martin Robson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Panther: Germany's quest for combat dominance (By: Michael; Green Gladys Green) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Para Fitness Guide (By: Sam McGrath) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rice Paddy Navy:U.S. Sailors Undercover in China (By: Linda Kush) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Commando Pocket Manual: 1940-1945 (By: Christopher Westhorp) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Concrete Hell: Urban Warfare From Stalingrad to Iraq (By: Lou DiMarco) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
America's Elite: U.S. Special Forces From The American Revolution To The Present Day (By: Chris McNab) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
American Tanks & AFVs of World War II (By: Michael Green) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Invasion 1914: The Schlieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne (By: Ian Senior) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
No Victory in Valhalla: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Bastogne to Berchtesgaden (By: Ian Gardner) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The SAS Pocket Manual: 1941-1945 (By: Christopher Westhorp) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Company of Heroes: A Forgotten Medal of Honor and Bravo Company’s War in Vietnam (By: EricPoole) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915 (By: Prit Buttar) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The History of the Panzerwaffe: Volume I: 1939–42 (By: ThomasAnderson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Finland at War: the Winter War 1939-40 (By: Vesa Nenye) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
American Knights: The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion (By: Victor Failmezger) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Finland at War: The Continuation and Lapland Wars 1941–45 (By: Chris Birks,Vesa Nenye,Peter Munter,Toni Wirtanen) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Liberty or Death: The French Revolution (By: Peter McPhee) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Samurai Armour: Volume I: The Japanese Cuirass (By: Trevor Absolon) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maps of War: Mapping conflict through the centuries (By: Jeremy Black) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
We March Against England: Operation Sea Lion, 1940-41 (By: Robert Forczyk) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Instrument of War: The German Army 1914–18 (By: Dennis E. Showalter) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
With Their Bare Hands: General Pershing, the 79th Division, and the battle for Montfaucon (By: Gene Fax) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Loco Spotter’s Guide (By: Stuart Black) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Long Range Desert Group in World War II (By: Gavin Mortimer) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sevastopol’s Wars: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin (By: Mungo Melvin) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bloodstained Sands: U.S. Amphibious Operations in World War II (By: Michael G. Walling) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank and Variants (By: Stephen Sewell,James Kinnear) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow over the Atlantic: The Luftwaffe and the U-boats: 1943–45 (By: Jim Laurier,Robert Forsyth) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shot Down and in the Drink: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews Saved from the Sea in WWII (By: Graham Pitchfork) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Splintered Empires (By: Prit Buttar) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Panther (By: ThomasAnderson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Second World Wars (By: Victor Davis Hanson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Concorde Pocket Manual (By: Richard Johnstone-Bryden) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pacific Thunder: The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943–October 1944 (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Case Red: The Collapse of France (By: Robert Forczyk) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Legion versus Phalanx (By: Myke Cole) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mosquito Pocket Manual: All Marks in Service 1941–1945 (By: Martin Robson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Morning Star, Midnight Sun: The Guadalcanal-Solomons Naval Campaign of World War II (By: Jeffrey R. Cox) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cutty Sark Pocket Manual (By: Arron Hewett,Louise MacFarlane) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Snapdragon: The World War II Exploits of Darby's Ranger and Combat Photographer Phil Stern (By: Liesl Bradner,PhilStern) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tidal Wave: From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
HMS Belfast Pocket Manual (By: John Blake) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The German Soldier's Pocket Manual: 1914–18 (By: Stephen Bull) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat: Naval slang and its everyday usage (By: Martin Robson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Valley Of The Shadow: The Siege Of Dien Bien Phu (By: Kevin M. Boylan,Luc Olivier) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Day of the Rangers: The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years On (By: Leigh Neville) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Forts: An illustrated history of building for defence (By: Jeremy Black,National Archives) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Third Reich is Listening: Inside German codebreaking 1939–45 (By: Christian Jennings) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Charlie Company Journeys Home: The Forgotten Impact on the Wives of Vietnam Veterans (By: Andrew Wiest) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Run to the Sound of the Guns: The True Story of an American Ranger at War in Afghanistan and Iraq (By: Nicholas Moore,Mir Bahmanyar) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Soviet T-54 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell,James Kinnear,Andrey Aksenov) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hitler's Death (By: Luke Daly-Groves) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Great Bear at War: The Russian and Soviet Army, 1917–Present (By: Chris McNab,Mark Galeotti) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers (By: Angus Konstam) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
How to Survive in the Georgian Navy: A Sailor's Guide (By: National Archives) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Englishman Abroad: SOE Agent Dick Mallaby’s Italian Missions, 1943–45 (By: Gianluca Barneschi) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War Bows: Longbow, crossbow, composite bow and Japanese yumi (By: Mike Loades) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pilgrim Days: A Lifetime of Soldiering from Vietnam to the SAS (By: Alastair MacKenzie) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Panzerartillerie: Firepower for the Panzer Divisions (By: ThomasAnderson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Holding the Line: The Naval Air Campaign In Korea (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
World War II Battle by Battle (By: Nikolai Bogdanovic) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Doctor for Friend and Foe: Britain's Frontline Medic in the Fight for the Falklands (By: Rick Jolly) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Warship 2019 (By: John Jordan) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Scapa 1919: The Archaeology of a Scuttled Fleet (By: Innes McCartney) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway (By: David Rigby) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
German submarine U-1105 'Black Panther': The naval archaeology of a U-boat (By: Aaron Stephan Hamilton) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Soviet T-55 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell,James Kinnear,Andrey Aksenov) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hurricane Pocket Manual: All marks in service 1939–45 (By: Martin Robson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
On a Knife's Edge (By: Prit Buttar) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939 (By: Robert Forczyk) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sent by the Iron Sky: The Legacy of an American Parachute Battalion in World War II (By: Ian Gardner) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Persian War: In Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices (By: William Shepherd) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blazing Star, Setting Sun: The Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign November 1942–March 1943 (By: Jeffrey R. Cox) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Audacious Missions of World War II: Daring Acts of Bravery Revealed Through Letters and Documents from the Time (By: National Archives) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Be PARA Fit: The 4-Week Formula for Elite Physical Fitness (By: Sam McGrath) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hitler's Tanks: German Panzers of World War II (By: Chris McNab) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Master Shipwright's Secrets: How Charles II built the Restoration Navy (By: Richard Endsor) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lawrence of Arabia on War: The Campaign in the Desert 1916–18 (By: Rob Johnson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Devil's Bridge: The German Victory at Arnhem, 1944 (By: Anthony Tucker-Jones) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rome - City in Terror: The Nazi Occupation 1943–44 (By: Victor Failmezger) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I Will Run Wild: The Pacific War from Pearl Harbor to Midway (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Reckoning (By: Prit Buttar) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mutiny on the Spanish Main: HMS Hermione and the Royal Navy's Revenge (By: Angus Konstam) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood, Metal and Dust: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq 2001–14 (By: Ben Barry) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Churchill Quiz Book: How much do you know about Britain's wartime leader? (By: Kieran Whitworth) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Warship 2021 (By: John Jordan) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Soviet T-62 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell,James Kinnear,Andrey Aksenov) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jutland 1916: The Archaeology of a Naval Battlefield (By: Innes McCartney) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Smithsonian History of Warfare Books

War in the Air 1914-45 (By: Williamson Murray) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Civil War and the Wars of the Nineteenth Century (By: Brian Holden Reid) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Warfare in the Eighteenth Century (By: Jeremy Black) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Second World War in Europe (By: Charles Messenger) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Second World War in the East (By: H.P. Willmott) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Art Of War: War And Military Thought (By: Martin van Creveld) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War at Sea in the Age of Sail (By: Andrew D. Lambert) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
War at Sea in the Ironclad Age (By: Richard Hill) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
History of Warfare: The Renaissance at War (By: John Keegan,Thomas F. Arnold) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wars of National Liberation (By: Daniel Moran) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wars Of The Ancient Greeks (By: Victor Davis Hanson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Roman Warfare (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Great Commanders of the Ancient World, 1479BC - 453AD(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like Adrian Goldsworthy Books, You’ll Love…

Adrian Goldsworthy Synopses: True Soldier Gentlemen by Adrian Goldsworthy is the first book in the Napoleonic Wars series. The 106th Foot is a new regiment full of young gentlemen who know nothing of war. William Hanley is in the army because he has no other method to make a living. Hamish Williams, a man without money or influence, is hoping war will make his name. Their friend Billy Pringle believes the rigours of combat will keep him from his habits of drinking and womanising. And for George Wickham, battle is simply another means of increasing his social status. When the band of four goes to war against the veteran armies of Napoleon, they find their illusions shattered and their lives changed forever as they face the brutality of the battlefield…

Beat the Drums Slowly by Adrian Goldsworthy is the second book in the Napoleonic Wars series. In the middle of winter, Sir John Moore is forced to retreat to Corunna. Up against unfavourable weather, and pursued by an overwhelming French army led by Napoleon himself, the very survival of Britain’s army is at stake. But while the 106th Foot fights a desperate rearguard action, for the newly promoted Hamish Williams, the retreat turns into an unexpectedly personal drama. Separated from the rest of the army in the initial chaos, he comes upon another fugitive, Jane MacAndrews, the daughter of his commanding officer, and the woman he is completely in love with. As the pair battle the elements and the pursuing French, picking up a rag-tag band of fellow stragglers along the way – as well as an abandoned newborn – the strict boundaries of their social relationship are tested to the limit, with surprising results. But Williams soon finds he must do more than simply evade capture and deliver Jane safe and sound to her father. A specially tasked unit of French cavalry is threatening to turn the retreat into a massacre, and Williams and his little band are the only ones standing between them and their goal.

Vindolanda is the first book in a trilogy by Adrian Goldsworthy. In the year 98 AD, the bustling army base at Vindolanda lies on the northern frontier of Britannia and the entire Roman world. In a little more than two decades, the Emperor Hadrian will build his famous wall. But for now defences are weak as tribes rebel against Rome, and local druids preach the fiery destruction of the invaders. It falls to Flavius Ferox, Briton and Roman centurion, to maintain the peace. But it will take more than just the courage of a soldier to survive in Roman Britain.

The Fort is the first book in Adrian Goldsworthy’s City of Victory series. In 105 AD, the Dacian kingdom and Rome are at peace, but no one believes it will be anything more than fleeting. Sent to command an isolated fort beyond the Danube, centurion Flavius Ferox can sense that war is on the horizon, but also knows that enemies may be closer to home.

Many of the Brigantes under his command are former rebels and convicts, as likely to stab him in the back as obey an order. And then there is Hadrian, the emperor’s cousin, who has plans of his own…

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