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Roberts, Andrew 1963-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 266 publications in 3 languages and 11,001 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Sources  Pictorial works  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: D743, 940.54
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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 )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,924 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 and Wellington : the Battle of Waterloo and the great commanders who fought it by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,199 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 )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Telling the story of the English-speaking people in the 20th century, this book covers the four world-historical struggles in which they have been engaged - the wars against German Nationalism, Axis Fascism, Soviet Communism & the War against Terror. It also deals with the cultural, & social history of the English global diaspora
Masters and commanders : how four titans won the war in the west, 1941-1945 by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,035 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 )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 879 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 )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrætter af personligheder, der var Churchills samtidige, og som spillede en rolle i Englands historie
Hitler and Churchill : secrets of leadership by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 504 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 )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 381 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."--BOOK JACKET
Salisbury : Victorian titan by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 350 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 )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Holy Fox : a biography of Lord Halifax by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 3rd Viscount Halifax was a church-going, fox-hunting aristocrat, but it was his political guile that earned him the nickname 'the Holy Fox'. Roberts presents Lord Halifax as 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 )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 247 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 : Napoleon's last gamble by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Portuguese and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Aachen memorandum by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
May 2045. England has become a minor region of the European superstate, politically correct but inert, weighed down by bureaucracy and unaware of past glories. With British culture diluted to near extinction by European influence, the nation having lost its Crown and its Parliament, nationalistic pride is liable to land you in prison, or even worse... Oxford don Horatio Lestoq finds the dead body of a prominent politician and is immediately tagged as prime suspect. On the run and desperate to clear his name, can he free himself from the tangled web of an EU government conspiracy, or will he be
A history of the world in 100 weapons by Chris McNab ( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The storm of war a new history of the Second World War by Andrew Roberts ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 131 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
Masters and commanders : the military geniuses who led the west to victory in World War II by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member 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
Love, Tommy : letters home, from the Great War to the present day by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 112 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
Waterloo : Napoleon's last gamble by Andrew Roberts ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and Russian and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postcards from Checkpoint Charlie by Bodleian Library (Oxford) ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Roberts, A.
ロバーツ, アンドルー
Languages
English (167)
Russian (1)
Portuguese (1)
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