Christopher Sandford is the critically acclaimed biographer of nineteen books. Although British-born, he grew up in Washington, DC, at the time of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, where his father served as a senior British military liaison. Sandford took a masters degree in modern history from Cambridge. He has written on postwar affairs for a range of publications including "The Times," the "Daily Telegraph, Chronicles," the "Daily Mail," the "Transactions of the Historical Society," and on Harold Macmillan and his administration in the "American Conservative." His various other articles have appeared in, among others, the "Seattle Times, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone," the" Spectator," and the "Observer." He has written biographies of rock, film, and sports stars including Mick Jagger, Kurt Cobain, Keith Richards, Steve McQueen, Roman Polanski, among others. Sandford's joint study of Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle was published in November 2011. His most recent book is "Summer 1914."
"An interesting and persuasive account of these accidental friends." -"Washington Post Book World " "A magnificently rich story." --"The Observer" (on "Masters of Mystery")"Astonishing, full of insight, and utterly gripping." --"Daily Express" (on "Masters of Mystery")