Peter Watson

Peter Watson

Peter Watson has been a senior editor at the London Sunday Times, the New York correspondent of the daily Times and a columnist for the Observer. He has also written regularly for the New York Times and the Spectator. He is the author of several books of cultural and intellectual history, including Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud, and The German Genius: Europe’s Third Renaissance, The Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century.  From 1997 to 2007 he was a research associate at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge.  He lives in London. Peter also writes gripping and finely researched historical fiction, some of it under a pseudonym.

 

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