Major Frederick Forsyth

Frederick Forsyth

Frederick Forsyth, CBE (born August 25, 1938 in Ashford, Kent) is an English author and occasional political commentator. He was educated at Tonbridge School and later attended the University of Granada in Spain. He is best known for thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fist of God, Icon, The Veteran, Avenger, The Afghan, The Cobra and The Kill List.

Before becoming a journalist, he joined the RAF and was a jet fighter pilot. He joined Reuters in 1961 and later the BBC in 1965, where he served as an assistant diplomatic correspondent.

In a BBC Documentary on the Nigerian Civil War, Forsyth reported on his early activities as a journalist. His early career was spent covering French affairs and the attempted assassination of Charles De Gaulle. He had never been to what he termed "black Africa" until reporting on the Nigerian Civil War between Biafra and Nigeria as a BBC correspondent. He was there for the first six months of 1967, but few expected the war to last very long considering the poor weaponry and preparation of the Biafrans when compared to the British-armed Nigerians. After his six months were over, however, Forsyth eager to carry on reporting approached the BBC to ask if he could have more time there.

He noted their response:
I was told quite bluntly, then, 'it is not our policy to cover this war.' This was a period when the Vietnam War was front-page headlines almost every day, regarded broadly as an American cock-up, and this particularly British cock-up in Nigeria was not going to be covered. I smelt news management. I don't like news management. So I made a private vow to myself: 'you may, gentlemen, not be covering it, but I'm going to cover it.' So I quit and flew out there, and stayed there for most of the next two years.

He thus returned to Biafra as a freelance reporter, writing his first book, The Biafra Story, in 1969.

He is an occasional radio broadcaster on political issues, and has also written for newspapers throughout his career, including a weekly page in the Daily Express. In 2003, he criticised "gay-bashers in the churches" in The Guardian newspaper. He has narrated several documentaries, including Jesus Christ Airlines, Soldiers, a history of men in battle and I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal.


The Kill List
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Signet (August 5, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451467639 - ISBN-13: 978-0451467638

The Kill List (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series) same as above
Series: Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series Hardcover: 433 pages
Publisher: Thorndike Press; Lrg edition (February 26, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1410465330 - ISBN-13: 978-1410465337

The Shepherd
Paperback: 66 pages
Publisher: Open Road Media; Reprint edition (August 20, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1480437255 - ISBN-13: 978-1480437258

The Devil's Alternative
Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: NAL (September 4, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451239385 - ISBN-13: 978-0451239389

The Cobra
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Signet; Reprint edition (June 7, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451233565 - ISBN-13: 978-0451233561

The Afghan
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Signet; Reprint edition (August 7, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0451221834 - ISBN-13: 978-0451221834

There Some Days
part of a collection of short stories in The Mammoth Book of Movie Detectives and Screen Crimes
Series: Mammoth Books
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Carroll & Graf (September 16, 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786705841 - ISBN-13: 978-0786705849

The Most Powerful Tailor in the World
with Michael Crichton
Audio Cassette
Publisher: Playboy Audio; Abridged edition (September 1, 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1567405002 - ISBN-13: 978-1567405002

The Fist of God
Mass Market Paperback: 592 pages
Publisher: Bantam (July 1, 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0553572423 - ISBN-13: 978-0553572421

Great Flying Stories
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (October 1994) Language: English
ISBN-10: 0393036499 - ISBN-13: 978-0393036497

The Emperor
by Frederick Forsyth and Edward De Souza
Audio Cassette
Publisher: Dh Audio; Abridged edition (October 1993)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0886466768 - ISBN-13: 978-0886466763

Money With Menaces
by Frederick Forsyth and Edward De Souza
Audio Cassette
Publisher: Dh Audio (October 1993)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0886466717 - ISBN-13: 978-0886466718

The Careful Man
with Robert Powell
Audio Cassette
Publisher: Dh Audio; Unabridged edition (October 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0886466067 - ISBN-13: 978-0886466060

The Deceiver
Mass Market Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Bantam (June 1, 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0553297422 - ISBN-13: 978-0553297423

Sharp Practice
Audio Cassette
Publisher: DH Audio (August 1991)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0886463025 - ISBN-13: 978-0886463021

Series: Spectrum paperbacks
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Spectrum Books; 2 Revised edition (January 1, 1991)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9782462098 - ISBN-13: 978-9782462091

The Negotiator
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: BANTAM PRESS; First Edition edition (1989)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0593016475 - ISBN-13: 978-0593016473

Frederick Forsyth: 3 Complete Novels
Hardcover: 710 pages
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing; Avenel 1981 ed edition (December 12, 1988)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0517343460 - ISBN-13: 978-0517343463

Hardcover: 880 pages
Publisher: Hutchinson (February 17, 1987)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0091681901 - ISBN-13: 978-0091681906

The Fourth Protocol
Mass Market Paperback: 435 pages
Publisher: Bantam; Reissue edition (September 1, 1985)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0553251139 - ISBN-13: 978-0553251135

No Comebacks
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam (April 1, 1983)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0553276735 - ISBN-13: 978-0553276732

Dogs of War
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam; Reissue edition (October 1, 1982)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0553268465 - ISBN-13: 978-0553268461

Forsyth's Three
Hardcover: 1135 pages
Publisher: Viking Adult; Omnibus ed edition (August 29, 1980)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0670524107 - ISBN-13: 978-0670524105

The Devil's Alternative
Hardcover: 403 pages
Publisher: The Viking Press; 1st edition (March 3, 1980)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0670270814 - ISBN-13: 978-0670270811

Hardcover: 337 pages
Publisher: Viking Adult; First Edition edition (November 1, 1972)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 067052042X - ISBN-13: 978-0670520428

The Biafra Story: The Making of an African Legend
Series: A Penguin special
Mass Market Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; First edition (June 1969)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 014052276X - ISBN-13: 978-0140522761

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