Con Coughlin was born in London in 1955 and read History at the University of Oxford. He is The Daily Telegraph's Executive Foreign Editor and a world renowned expert on the Middle East and Islamic terrorism. He regularly broadcasts on television and radio in Britain and America, and is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Saddam: The Secret Life (a New York Times bestseller) and American Ally: Tony Blair and the War on Terror. He lives in London.
Books in order of publication:
Hostage: The Complete Story of the Lebanon Captives (1993).
A Golden Basin Full of Scorpions: The Quest for Modern Jerusalem (1997).
Saddam: His Rise and Fall (2002).
American Ally: Tony Blair and the War on Terror (2006).
Khomeini's Ghost: The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam (2009).
Churchill's First War: Young Winston and the Fight Against the Taliban (2013).