I’m a writer of contemporary history books that are underpinned by rigorous scholarship, enhanced by a journalist’s eye and driven by exciting storytelling. My new book, just published, is the story of one of the most turbulent - and dangerous years - in the Cold War. It's called Two Minutes to Midnight - 1953, The Year of Living Dangerously.
My previous book, All Behind You, Winston – Churchill’s Great Coalition 1940-45, is about the often-overlooked men (and two women) in Churchill’s government who helped steer Britain to victory on the Home Front, and laid the foundations of the ‘New Jerusalem’. My first book was Clough and Revie, an acclaimed double biography of two of English football’s most famous and controversial managers. My second (shortlisted for Best Intelligence Book of the Year 2014) was The Greatest Traitor – The Secret Lives of Agent George Blake, the extraordinary story of a British spy whose treachery caused untold damage to the West in the Cold War.
Read more about my books - and my articles - on my website http://www.rogerhermiston.co.uk/