Max Hastings is the author of twenty books, including Armageddon, Warriors, Bomber Command, Overlord and Battle For The Falklands. Educated at Charterhouse and University College, Oxford, as a journalist he reported conflicts around the world for newspapers and BBC TV, experiences recounted in his memoir Going To The Wars. For almost ten years he was editor-in-chief of the Daily Telegraph, and spent a further six as editor of the Evening Standard. He has presented many television documentaries, and contributes regularly to the Daily Mail, Guardian and Sunday Times. He has won prizes both for his books and his journalism. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he was knighted in 2002. He lives in west Berkshire with his wife Penny, and has two grown-up children.