General Gordon's Last StandA History of British Heroes

Max’s latest book project examines how and why ideas about national heroes have changed over the last three hundred years. For a taster of the themes the book will address, read Max’s article for the BBC History Magazine (August 2010), ‘Whatever Happened to the British Hero?’

Last Great Quest
The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott’s Antarctic Sacrifice (Oxford UP, 2003)
Oxford University Press

‘Mesmerising and superbly researched’ – Beryl Bainbridge, Spectator

‘Excellent Book – 5 Stars’ – Independent on Sunday

‘A meticulous examination…weaving record, anecdote and example with great skill, with some remarkable conclusions’ – Duncan Spencer, Washington Times

Journals PB Cover
Robert Falcon Scott, Journals: Scott’s Last Expedition (Oxford UP, 2006)
Oxford University Press

‘definitive … It should be the last word for a very long time’ – Peter Speak, Polar Record

‘scrupulously scholarly edition … there is nobody who knows more about the mythologizing of Scott than Jones does’ – David Crane, Spectator

Book Chapters, Journals and Magazine Articles.
Series Editor: ‘Cultural History of Modern War’ (Manchester University Press)
Manchester University Press