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Roberts, Andrew 1963-

Overview
Works: 86 works in 402 publications in 8 languages and 14,182 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history  Counterfactual histories  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Sources  Biographies  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 )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,015 WorldCat member 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 : a life by Andrew Roberts( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,458 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
Napoleon and Wellington : the Battle of Waterloo and the great commanders who fought it by Andrew Roberts( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,152 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 )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,123 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 )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,043 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
Waterloo : June 18, 1815: the battle for modern Europe by Andrew Roberts( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 851 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
Eminent Churchillians by Andrew Roberts( Book )

25 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 )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 526 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."--BOOK JACKET
The house of Windsor by Andrew Roberts( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 362 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 )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 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
Waterloo : Napoleon's last gamble by Andrew Roberts( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the 'Making History Series' ' 'Waterloo' is an exciting retelling of one of the moments that shook the world ' Waterloo, one of the truly decisive battles of history. The illustrious 'Making History Series', edited by Lisa Jardine and Amanda Foreman, explores an eclectic mix of history's tipping points. In 'Waterloo', Roberts provides not only a fizzing account of one of the most significant forty-eight hour periods of all time, but also a startling interrogation into the methodology of history ' is it possible to create an accurate picture from a single standpoint' What we can say for certain about the battle is that it ended forever one of the great personal epics. The career of Napoleon was brought to a shuddering halt on the evening of 18 June 1815. Interwoven in the clear-cut narrative are exciting revelations brought to light by recent research: accident rather than design led to the crucial cavalry debacle that lost the battle. Amongst the all-too-human explanation for the blunder that cost Napoleon his throne, Roberts sets the political, strategic and historical scene, and finally shows why Waterloo was such an important historical punctuation mark. The generation after Waterloo saw the birth of the modern era: ghastly as the carnage here was, henceforth the wars of the future were fought with infinitely more ghastly methods of trenches, machine-guns, directed starvation, concentration camps, and aerial bombardment. By the time of the Great War, chivalry was utterly dead. The honour of bright uniform and tangible spirit of Elan met their final dance at Waterloo
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 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 307 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
Napoleon the Great by Andrew Roberts( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 261 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
Elegy : the first day on the Somme by Andrew Roberts( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 248 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 --
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 238 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
A history of the world in 100 weapons by Chris McNab( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is arranged by age and details 100 weapons of history in a highly-illustrated format. Among these 100 weapons: the Roman gladius that helped establish the Roman Empire; the Japanese Katana, the sword of the Samurai warriors; the English longbow, used to defeat the French at the battle of Agincourt; the Maxim and Lewis guns of World War I, the Flying Fortress bomber of World War II - the epitome of US military superiority, the bomb on Hiroshima that made a weapon the ultimate deterrent; and the AK-47 rifle which has become the most manufactured weapon in the world. Presents each weapon in full detail, exploring the how and why of the weapon's development, the times from which it emerged, how it was used in battle and by whom, and to what extent and impact it made on history
The Aachen memorandum by Andrew Roberts( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 173 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 )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 168 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
Love, Tommy : letters home, from the Great War to the present day by Andrew Roberts( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of letters housed at the Imperial War Museum sent by British and Commonwealth troops from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa from the frontline of war to their loved ones at home. Poignant expressions of love, hope and fear sit alongside amusing anecdotes, grumbles about rations and thoughtful reflections, eloquently revealing how despite the passage of time many experiences of the fighting man are shared in countless wars and battles
 
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The storm of war : a new history of the Second World War
Alternative Names
Andrew Roberts Brits historicus

Andrew Roberts English historian

Roberts, A.

Roberts, Andrew V.

רוברטס, אנדרו 1963-

로버츠, 앤드류

ロバーツ, アンドルー

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Napoleon 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, 1941-1945Waterloo : June 18, 1815: the battle for modern EuropeEminent ChurchilliansHitler and Churchill : secrets of leadershipThe house of WindsorSalisbury : Victorian titan