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Born in California, Gerard DeGroot is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews. He has written ten books on various aspects of twentieth-century history, including The Bomb: A Life, a history of nuclear weapons which won the 2004 RUSI Westminster Medal for Military Literature. His next book, Dark Side of the Moon, about the American lunar quest, was published in February 2007. DeGroot contributes to most national newspapers both in Britain and in the USA, and he has been a regular columnist for Scotland on Sunday.

Books by Gerard DeGroot