Critically acclaimed historian and author of fourteen books, many of them about Germany. These include monographs on Berlin and Prussia and biographies of Frederick the Great and the last Kaiser. His book on post-war Germany, After the Reich, was a best-seller. He is currently preparing a study of Angela Merkel’s Germany. He has worked as a teacher and journalist and is a prize-winning translator from French and German. He is also an expert on wine and food.