Frank McDonough, was educated at Balliol College, Oxford and is Professor of International History at Liverpool John Moores University where his main research interests are in the history of the Third Reich and Anglo-German Relations in the 20th century.
He is the author of the critically acclaimed biography of Sophie Scholl, a leading figure in the German resistance to Hitler which was published in 2009. His other popular titles include: The Origins of the First and Second World Wars; Hitler and Nazi Germany; Opposition and Resistance in Nazi Germany; The Holocaust; Hitler and the Rise of the Nazi Party; Hitler, Chamberlain and Appeasement; Neville Chamberlain, Appeasement and the British Road to War and The Conservative Party and Anglo-German Relations, 1905-1914 and The British Empire, 1815-1914. He is a very popular public speaker and has given lectures in the UK and in many countries around the world. He has also appeared many times on TV and Radio, including appearances on the popular “Film Series” on BBC1 and on Channel 5 News, BBC 1, Radio 4, Newstalk and local radio. He most recently acted as consultant on a BBC documentary called “A Tale of Two Rival Cities” which is part of the BBC History of the World Series and goes out in May 2010.
He is currently working on a new project drawing on eye witness accounts of life inside Nazi Germany.