Sir Antony Beevor is a military historian and bestselling author who has published widely. His books include Stalingrad which won the Wolfson Prize for History and the first Samuel Johnson Prize and more recently, Russia: Revolution and Civil War, 1917—1921. He has been a visiting professor at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London and at the University of Kent and his works have been translated into over 30 languages.