John Garrard learned Russian as a young officer-cadet in British Intelligence at Cambridge University, and it is his near-native facility with the language that has been the basis of his career. He is the author of 10 books, the last 4 of which are co-authored with his wife Carol. He has twice been a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., the last time 2004-05. That year led to the publication in 2008 of Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent: Faith & Power in the New Russia (Princeton University Press). In 1996 they published The Bones of Berdichev; the Life & Fate of Vasily Grossman, (The Free Press: NY, NY 1996), the first biography in any language to make use of the formerly sealed Soviet archives in telling the story of Vasily Grossman (1905-1964) the Red Army's leading war correspondent during the titantic battles of the Eastern front.