Matthew Parker was born in Central America and spent part of his childhood in the West Indies, acquiring a lifelong fascination with the history of the region. He has worked as a writer, an editorial consultant, a commissioning editor, and a contributor to history television projects, and has written for a number of newspapers and magazines. Matthew's books include Panama Fever, the story of the building of the Panama Canal, and Monte Cassino: The Hardest-Fought Battle of World War II. He lives in London.
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