Taylor Downing is a television producer and writer. He was educated at Cambridge University and went on to become Managing Director and Head of History at Flashback Television, an independent production company. His most recent books include Spies in the Sky, Churchill's War Lab, Cold War and Night Raid.
Exactly what you want from a history of the boffins and technological pioneers of the First World War. There are bluff military adventurers and clumsy gentleman scientists - The Times[A] fascinating new take on the Great War - Daily ExpressSecret Warriors is a compelling insight into the role intellectuals can play in the business of war - History of War magazineUnique and timely, interesting and useful - Military History[A] fascinating study - New StatesmanLucid and entertaining . . . Secret Warriors is full of interesting characters . . . The straightforward story Downing tells is a refreshing change from older treatments of science and war - NatureThe war started the long road to the world of cyber warriors, electronic eavesdropping and large-scale chemical weapons we know today. It is a fearsome legacy, and Downing charts its birth with knowledge, wit and skill - Literary ReviewDowning delivers a riveting account - Publisher's Weekly