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Roberts, Andrew 1963-

Overview
Works: 90 works in 375 publications in 8 languages and 13,600 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history  Fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: DC203, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Andrew Roberts
The storm of war : a new history of the Second World War by Andrew Roberts( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of World War II analyzes the factors that affected the war's outcome and the flawed Axis strategy that led to their defeat. It presents stories of many little-known individuals whose experiences displayed the epitome of courage and self-sacrifice. The Second World War lasted for 2,174 days, cost $1.5 trillion, and claimed the lives of more than 50 million people. What were the factors that affected the war's outcome? Why did the Axis lose? And could they, with a different strategy, have won? From the western front to North Africa, from the Baltic to the Far East, the author tells the story of the war, the grand strategy and the individual experience, the cruelty and the heroism. In researching this history, he walked many of the key battlefields and wartime sites in Russia, France, Italy, Germany, and the Far East, and drew on a number of never-before-published documents, such as a letter from Hitler's director of military operations explaining the reasoning behind the Fuhrer's order to halt the Panzers outside Dunkirk, a delay that enabled British forces to evacuate. He illuminates the principal actors on both sides and analyzes how they reached critical decisions. He also presents the tales of many little-known individuals whose experiences form a panoply of the extraordinary courage and self-sacrifice, as well as the terrible depravity and cruelty, of the Second World War. This book gives a dramatic account of this momentous event and shows in detail why the war took the course it did
Napoleon : a life by Andrew Roberts( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... The first single-volume, cradle-to-grave biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation"--Jacket
Waterloo : June 18, 1815: the battle for modern Europe by Andrew Roberts( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,183 WorldCat member 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
Napoleon and Wellington : the Battle of Waterloo and the great commanders who fought it by Andrew Roberts( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,176 WorldCat member 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 )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here, Andrew Roberts tells the story of those countries where English is spoken by the majority of people as their first language - Great Britain and her dependencies, the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the British West Indies and Ireland. In the course of researching this book, Roberts researched the private papers of over two hundred individuals in thirty archives on three continents."--BOOK JACKET
Masters and commanders : how four titans won the war in the west, 1941-1945 by Andrew Roberts( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member 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
Eminent Churchillians by Andrew Roberts( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and German and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over politici die in het kielzog van Churchill politieke macht probeerden te veroveren
Hitler and Churchill : secrets of leadership by Andrew Roberts( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
The house of Windsor by Andrew Roberts( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The House of Windsor has at its centre fascinating insights into and vivid biographies of the kings and queens of England during a tumultuous century - a period that has seen two world wars, an abdication and undreamt-of social change. Richly illustrated and accessibly written, the book traces the lives of the monarchs of living memory and the near past: from 'Sailor' George V to the eleven days of Edward VIII's reign: from the rebuilding of the crown's authority under George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the accession of the present queen, the turmoil of her children's marriages and the death of the Princess of Wales."--Jacket
Salisbury : Victorian titan by Andrew Roberts( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristocratic, witty, eccentric, brilliant and ruthless, Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, was three times Queen Victoria's prime minister and the genius behind her empire. --publisher's description
What might have been : leading historians on twelve "what ifs" of history( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holy Fox : a biography of Lord Halifax by Andrew Roberts( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling historian Andrew Roberts's much-admired reappraisal of one of the most influential - and controversial - British politicians of the 1930s. A fox-hunting Anglo-Catholic aristocrat, nicknamed 'The Holy Fox' by Churchill for his political guile, Halifax was one of the most prominent Tory politicians of the interwar period. As Viceroy of India, he struck a deal with Gandhi that ended the Civil Disobedience campaign. His meeting with Hitler in 1937 was a milestone in appeasement, yet just days before the infamous Munich agreement, he demanded 'the destruction of Nazism'. By May 1940, for many it was Halifax, not Churchill, who was the natural choice for Britain's war leader. Andrew Roberts' acclaimed biography draws on private documents to offer a nuanced reappraisal of an enigmatic, influential and much-maligned politician
Masters and commanders : how Roosevelt, Churchill, Marshall, and Alanbrooke won the war in the West by Andrew Roberts( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member 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
Napoleon the Great by Andrew Roberts( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. Here, after years of study extending even to visits paid to St Helena and 53 of Napoleon's 56 battlefields, Andrew Roberts has created a true portrait of the mind, the life, and the military and above all political genius of a fundamentally constructive ruler. This is the Napoleon, Roberts reminds us, whose peacetime activity produced countless indispensable civic innovations - and whose Napoleonic Code provided the blueprint for civil law systems still in use around the world today. It is one of the greatest lives in world history, which here has found its ideal biographer. The sheer enjoyment which this book will give anyone who loves history is enormous."--Provided by publisher
A history of the world in 100 weapons by Chris McNab( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our history has been shaped and changed by weapons: the smallest advances in weapons development have helped to build and overthrow empires, changed the course of civilization, driven modern technology, and won wars."--Back cover
The Aachen memorandum by Andrew Roberts( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Året er 2045. Mordet på en gammel admiral bliver optakten til afsløringen af den skandale som gennem 30 år har hærget Europas forenede stater og næsten udslettet den engelske nationalidentitet
Napoleon : a life by Andrew Roberts( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times. The biography takes advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's 33 thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine
The storm of war : a new history of the Second World War by Andrew Roberts( Recording )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From "Britain's finest military historian" (the Economist) comes a magisterial new history of World War II and the flawed axis strategy that led to their defeat
The art of war( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member 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
Elegy : the first day on the Somme by Andrew Roberts( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 1st July 1916, after a five-day bombardment, 11 British and 5 French divisions launched their long-awaited 'Big Push' on German positions on high ground above the Rivers Ancre and Somme on the Western Front. Some ground was gained, but at a terrible cost. In killing-grounds whose names are indelibly imprinted on 20th-century memory, German machine-guns - manned by troops who had sat out the storm of shellfire in deep dugouts - inflicted terrible losses on the British infantry. Andrew Roberts evokes the pity and the horror of the blackest day in the history of the British army - a summer's day-turned-hell-on-earth by modern military technology - in the words of casualties, survivors, and the bereaved --
 
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The storm of war : a new history of the Second World War
Alternative Names
Andrew Roberts English historian

Roberts, A.

רוברטס, אנדרו 1963-

ロバーツ, アンドルー

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Waterloo : June 18, 1815: the battle for modern EuropeNapoleon and Wellington : the Battle of Waterloo and the great commanders who fought itA history of the English-speaking peoples since 1900Masters and commanders : how four titans won the war in the west, 1941-1945Eminent ChurchilliansHitler and Churchill : secrets of leadershipThe house of WindsorSalisbury : Victorian titan