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