Michael Foley spent most of his working life as a teacher in east London. Fifteen years ago, at the age of 45, he gave up teaching to become a full-time carer for his disabled grandson, which is when he began to write seriously. Since then he has had more than thirty books published, mainly local and military titles as well as three novels as ebooks. He has written numerous magazine articles, short stories and a weekly newspaper column for West Ham United supporters. Michael writes for several Pen & Sword military history series including 'Cold War 1945-1991', 'Death Squads' (on massacres and genocides) and 'Architects of Terror'. He lives in Romford with his wife, grandson and three dogs.
Michael Foley's Russian Civil War reminds readers how the grip of authoritarianism took root and what it meant -- and means -- for Russia's current place in the world [...] It's a history worth revisiting for insights into the shape and trajectory of the Russian body politic. --Joshua Sinai Washington Times (01/01/2019)