Richard Evans was born in Paris of British parents at the outset of World War Two. After fleeing the German occupation in June 1940, he returned to Paris in 1945 as a child and was later educated at prep school in Sussex and Canford School in Dorset. Served two years National Service, rising to Acting Captain in the British Army and then resumed journalistic career, joining the Evening Standard as tennis and rugby correspondent. Witnessed Winston Churchill's funeral from the crowd in Westminster. In 1965, emigrated to America and began seven years as a foreign correspondent for the London Evening News in New York and later based in Paris. Joined Robert Kennedy's campaign in Indiana and California and subsequently wrote of his assassination. Had Winston Churchill's grandson as his colleague covering the riot-strewn Democratic Convention in Chicago 1968 and also covered Nixon's re-election in 1972. Made three trips to Vietnam and Cambodia during the war, reporting for ABC Radio and the BBC. Evans has written 22 books, including the history of the Davis Cup and an autobiography, The Roving Eye. He lives with his son, Ashley, in Delray Beach, Florida.