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Historian, author and presenter Dominic hosts the world’s most popular history podcast, The Rest Is History with Tom Holland, which has had over a million downloads. He has been a book critic for the Sunday Times for almost twenty years and is the author of Never Had It So Good, State of Emergency, and White Heat, which was adapted into a BBC TV Drama series.
Historian and broadcaster Dominic Sandbrook is known for his best-selling series of books on life in post-war Britain, Never Had It So Good, White Heat, State of Emergency and Seasons in the Sun, The Great British Dream Factory and Who Dares Wins: Britain, 1979-1982. He has also written two books on recent American history, Eugene McCarthy, and Mad as Hell.
He has written and presented television series including The 70s and The 80s with Dominic Sandbrook, and has presented Tomorrow’s Worlds: The Unearthly History of Science Fiction, Strange Days; Cold War Britain, and Let Us Entertain You, in which he explored the extraordinary success of British popular culture over the last century. He also presented a documentary about the German car industry’s successes, Das Auto: The Germans, Their Cars and Us for the channel.
With fellow historian Tom Holland, Dominic presents the podcast, The Rest is History, which had had over a hundred million downloads. The success of the podcast led to a spin off book full of historical trivia. He has presented live history shows to sell-out audiences in New York, Washington, Dublin, Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland, and venues across Britain, including the West End.
Dominic has been a book critic for the Sunday Times for almost twenty years. He wrote a column in BBC History for more than a decade, and was a columnist for the Evening Standard, the New Statesman, and the Daily Mail. When Waterstone’s marked their twenty fifth anniversary they picked him as one of their twenty-five Authors for the Future. Dominic was nominated as Critic of the Year in the National Press Awards, and as Comment Journalist of the Year in the British Journalism Awards.
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