Michael Burleigh is the author of eight well-received works of history. His two-part history of politics and religion, Earthly Powers and Sacred Causes, were two of the most acclaimed books of 2005 and 2006 respectively. His work has been translated into fifteen languages and his The Third Reich: A New History won the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2001. Blood and Rage, published in 2009, was a critically acclaimed exploration on the cultural history of terrorism. He writes for several newspapers on religion, history and politics. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Board at the Institut fur Zeitgeschichte in Munich and was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He is married and lives in London.