Roberts, Andrew 1963-
Most widely held works by Andrew Roberts
The storm of war : a new history of the Second World War by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,228 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive history of World War II analyzes the factors that affected the war's outcome and presents stories of many little-known individuals whose experiences displayed the epitome of courage and self-sacrifice.
Napoleon and Wellington : the Battle of Waterloo and the great commanders who fought it by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
Explores the relationship between the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington prior to and in the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo, the most decisive battle of the nineteenth century.
A history of the English-speaking peoples since 1900 by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
Taking up the mantle of Winston Churchill, Roberts delivers the ambitious sequel to one of the greatest, most influential books of the 20th century. In 1900, where Churchill ended the fourth volume of his History of the English Speaking Peoples, the United States had not yet emerged onto the world scene as a great power. Meanwhile, the British Empire was in decline but did not yet know it. Any number of other powers might have won primacy in the twentieth century and beyond, including Germany, Russia, possibly even France. Yet the coming century was to belong to the English-speaking peoples, who successively and successfully fought the Kaiserʼs Germany, Axis aggression and Soviet Communism, and who are now struggling against Islamic fundamentalist terrorism.
Masters and commanders : how four titans won the war in the west, 1941-1945 by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 972 libraries worldwide
A joint profile of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and their armed forces commanders Alan Brooke and George C. Marshall evaluates the pivotal ways in which they determined the strategies of allied forces during World War II, in an account that reveals their divergent agendas and tense efforts to collaborate or outmaneuver each other.
Waterloo : June 18, 1815: the battle for modern Europe by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 855 libraries worldwide
The epic career of Napoleon was brought to a shattering end on the evening of June 18, 1815, when his hastily formed legions faced the Anglo-Allied armies under the command of the Duke of Wellington. It was the only time these men -- the two greatest captains of their age -- fought against each other. Waterloo, once it was over, put an end to twenty-two years of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and led to a century of relative peace and progress in Europe. When the wars of the future did come, they were fought with infinitely more appalling methods by a constantly changing balance of powers. At Waterloo, the honor of bold, lavish uniforms and, at least initially, the aesthetic beauty of battle were still intact. With precision and elegance, Andrew Roberts lucidly sets the political, strategic, and historical scene before offering a breathtaking account of each successive stage of the battle. He also draws on a recently discovered document from 1854 that casts new light on just how the battle was lost. It is a confession from a French officer that helps to explain why the French cavalry charged when it did -- unsupported by infantry or artillery,and headlong at well-defended British squares. It shows that accident rather than design may have led to the debacle that lost Napoleon the battle, the campaign, and the war. Authoritative and engrossing,Waterloo is a brilliant portrait of a legendary turning point in modern history, after which the balance of world power, the legend of Napoleon, and the art of war were never the same. An exploration of the conflict that ended the reign of Napoleon draws on new evidence about how the battle was lost,offering extensive background information about the political, strategic, and historical factors of the time while sharing new insights into the tactics employed by the French cavalry.
Eminent Churchillians by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
Hitler and Churchill : secrets of leadership by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 397 libraries worldwide
"By choosing Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill, two totally opposite leaders - both in what they stood for and in the way in which they seemed to lead - award-winning historian Andrew Roberts examines the phenomenon of political and military leadership, and comes to some fascinating and provoking conclusions." "With an Introduction and Conclusion that draw fascinating parallels with leaders from other eras, and by incisively examining those aspects of leadership that Hitler and Churchill had in common, Roberts comes to a series of conclusions about the practice of leadership that are as relevant today as they were before and during the Second World War. He also looks at the way Hitler and Churchill estimated each other as leaders, and how it affected the outcome of the War."--BOOK JACKET.
Salisbury : Victorian titan by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
What might have been : leading historians on twelve "what ifs" of history ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
The Holy Fox : a biography of Lord Halifax by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
The house of Windsor by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Masters and commanders : how Roosevelt, Churchill, Marshall, and Alanbrooke won the war in the West by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Waterloo : Napoleon's last gamble by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
The Aachen memorandum by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
The House of Windsor ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Masters and commanders : the military geniuses who led the west to victory in World War II by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Masters and Commanders describes how four titanic figures shaped the grand strategy of the West during the Second World War. Each was exceptionally tough-willed and strong minded, and each was certain that he knew best how to win the war. Yet each knew that he had to win at least two of the others over in order to get his strategy adopted. The book traces the mutual suspicion and admiration, the rebuffs and the charm, the often explosive disagreements and wary reconciliations which resulted.
Postcards from Checkpoint Charlie ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
The art of war. Great commanders of the ancient and medieval world ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
"The Art of War: Great Commanders of the Ancient and Medieval World is an authoritative account of the lives and careers of the greatest military commanders of the period, from Julius Caesar to Judas Maccabeus, from Belisarius to Bohemond, and from Trajan to Tamerlane. Every commander is profiled in a concise and informative 3000-word article which not only brings its subject vividly to life via a lively, fact-driven narrative, but also analyses and assesses his tactical and strategic gifts. Each biography is accompanied by a 'battle feature' or 'campaign feature' - embellished by a full-colour battle plan or campaign map - focusing on the commander's greatest battlefield achievement."--Publisher's description.
A history of the world in 100 weapons by Chris McNab ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Hitler and Churchill by Andrew Roberts ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Alanbrooke, Alan Brooke,--Viscount,--1883-1963 Belgium Belgium--Waterloo Berlin Wall (Germany : 1961-1989) Biography Churchill, Winston,--1874-1965 Combined operations (Military science) Command of troops Commonwealth countries Detective and mystery stories Dystopias English-speaking countries Europe Fiction France Friendship Generals Germany Germany--Berlin Great Britain Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood,--Earl of,--1881-1959 History History, Modern Hitler, Adolf,--1889-1945 Imaginary histories Kings and rulers Leadership Marshall, George C.--1880-1959 Military art and science Military biography Military campaigns Military history Military leadership Military weapons Napoleon--I,--Emperor of the French,--1769-1821 Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815) Pictorial works Political leadership Political science Postcards Prime ministers Queens Roosevelt, Franklin D.--1882-1945 Salisbury, Robert Cecil,--Marquess of,--1830-1903 Statesmen Strategy Waterloo, Battle of (Belgium : 1815) Wellington, Arthur Wellesley,--Duke of,--1769-1852 Windsor, House of World War (1939-1945)