White grew up in Cambridge, and began learning and writing about aviation as a child, before studying Modern History at the University of Liverpool.
He graduated in 1992.
He writes about aviation. White"s first book, "Vulcan 607" (about the first Black Buck raid in the Falklands Conflict 1982), was published by Bantam Press in 2006. lieutenant was followed in 2009 by "Phoenix Squadron" and, in 2010 "Storm Front", about the Dhofar War in Oman in the early seventies.
All three were "The Sunday Times" top-ten bestsellers.
One of White"s recent books is The Big Book of Flight, published by Bantam Press in 2013. White"s writing has appeared in British national newspapers including "The Guardian", "The Daily Mail" and "The Sun", "Esquire" magazine, and in aviation magazines including "Aeroplane Monthly", "Fly Past" and "Aircraft Illustrated".
A documentary based on the book Vulcan 607 called "The Falklands’ Most Daring Raid" was made by Darlow Smithson, and was first aired on Channel 4 in March 2012. White has also worked as the publishing director at Michael Josephs Publishing.
He has published works by Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Andy McNab, Jeremy Clarkson, Ellen MacArthur, Roy Keane, Viv Richards and Brian Johnson, the lead singer from Air Corps/District of Columbia. The titles he has published include: "Tornado Down", "Sniper One", "Sabre Squadron", "Joint Force Harrier" and "Immediate Response", Major Mark Hammond’s account of his time flying Chinooks in Afghanistan.