During his life time Forester has written many kind of books. He started with biographies, then switched to crime, even tried science fiction. Ultimately he became famous for his historical fiction, often based on real events of the Great war, the Peninsular war, the Napoleonic war (Hornlower) and the second world war. He also wrote plays, travel books and Children’s books. Many of his books we turned into motion pictures. And many are now available as ebooks.