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Gerard DeGroot

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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

Back in Blighty

A powerful and moving portrait of a nation under stress, Back in Blighty examines what life was like back at home while WWI was being fought in the trenches.

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Dark Side of the Moon

Gripping, packed with anecdotes, brilliantly researched and beautifully written, the story of how a nation went mad in its quest to put a man on the moon

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The Bomb

A PAGE-TURNING BIOGRAPHY OF MANKIND'S MOST TERRIFYING CREATION, THIS DISTURBS, AMUSES, ENLIGHTENS AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, MAKES YOU THINK TWICE' WORDAn extraordinary, compelling account of the life and times of the atom bomb, from one of the UK's leading historians.

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