Brian MoynahanBrian Moynahan (30 March 1941 – 1 April 2018) was an English journalist, historian and biographer. He was born in 1941, the son of the dermatologist Edmund Moynahan of Guy's and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. He was educated at Sherborne School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he was a Foundation Scholar and editor of the student magazines ''Cambridge Opinion'' and ''Broadsheet''. He graduated in 1962 with a double First in history.
He was a leader writer with ''The Yorkshire Post'' before covering wars in Vietnam, Laos and Borneo, the ''violencia'' in Colombia and the American intervention in the Dominican Republic, for ''Town Magazine'', and ''The Times''. He also wrote on industry and business in the Far East. He was editor of Town before joining the staff of ''The Sunday Times'' in 1968.
As a foreign correspondent, Moynahan covered the Arab-Israeli, Ethiopian and Lebanese conflicts, as well as events in Europe and Russia. He was latterly ''The Sunday Times'' Europe editor, based in Paris, before concentrating on writing books.
These include the award-winning history, ''The Russian Century,'' ''The Faith'', a history of Christianity, ''If God Spare My Life'', a biography of William Tyndale, described as "a triumph, authoritative, vital, passionate, closely attentive to the sources" and the best-selling ''Airport International'' and ''Jungle Soldier''. His last book, ''Leningrad Siege and Symphony'', an account of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony, was a Spectator Book of The Year. Provided by Wikipedia