Roger Moorhouse is a historian and author specialising in Nazi Germany, Poland and World War Two in Europe. After a distinguished, if brief, career working on Portsmouth docks, Roger enrolled to study history at the School of Slavonic and East European History, London University.
Graduating with an MA in 1994, and cunningly avoiding gaining a PhD, he worked as researcher to Professor Norman Davies for many years, co-authoring with him the history of Wroclaw (Breslau) “Microcosm: Portrait of a Central European City” in 2002.
A fluent German speaker, he is a specialist in modern German history, particularly Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich and has written a number of books in this capacity, including “Killing Hitler” (2006), “The Devils’ Alliance” (2014) and the critically acclaimed “Berlin at War” (2010). He has been published in over 20 languages and is chuffed to have graced the best-seller lists in Poland, Denmark and Estonia.
An experienced broadcaster and public speaker, Roger is a regular on the lecturing and literary festival circuit, having spoken before such diverse audiences as Edinburgh International Book Festival and Princes Risborough U3A.
Roger is also a regular book reviewer and has written for The Times, The Financial Times, The Independent on Sunday, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He was honoured to have been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2015.
A co-founder of Historical Trips, (www.historicaltrips.com) Roger spends the summers leading public and private tours of the historical sights of Germany and Poland. When not abroad, he lives with his family in rural Buckinghamshire.