Alexander Rose is an author and a historian. Born in the United States, Rose was raised in Australia and Britain and educated at Cambridge University. He was awarded a doctorate for his thesis, Radar Strategy: The Air Dilemma and British Politics, 1932-1937. He worked as a journalist for several years, including as an editorial writer for the Daily Telegraph and the National Post. He has authored Kings in the North: The House of Percy in British History, a biography of some thirteen generations of the barons and earls of Northumberland between 1066 and 1485, Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring, as well as American Rifle: A Biography, describing how America's military firearms shaped the country's history and vice-versa. He is a member of the United States Commission on Military History, the Society for Military History, and the Royal Historical Society, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. Renamed Turn, Washington's Spies is now an AMC television series, scheduled for broadcast on April 6, 2014.