'A thought-provoking study'
-- Big Issue in the North
About the Author
Gerard DeGroot is a Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrew’s, where he has taught since 1985. An American by birth, he came to Britain in 1980 to do a Ph.D. at Edinburgh University. He is the author of ten highly acclaimed books on twentieth-century history and has published widely in academic journals and in the popular press. His study of the atomic bomb, The Bomb: A Life
, won the RUSI Westminster Medal, awarded in Britain to the best book published in the English language on a war or military topic.