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Martin Gilbert (1) [1936–2015]

This page covers the author of The First World War: A Complete History.

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Martin Gilbert was born in London, England on October 25, 1936. He was sent to Canada during World War II, but returned on a liner bringing American troops to Britain in preparation for D-day. After national service in the intelligence corps, he was educated at Magdalen College at Oxford. He graduated from Oxford in 1960 and wrote his first book entitled The Appeasers. In 1961, after a year of research and writing, he was asked to join a team of researchers working for Winston Churchill. At the age of 25, he was formally inducted into the team, doing all of his own research. Gilbert became known as Churchill's official biographer, but he also wrote books on the Holocaust, the first and second world wars, and Jewish history. During his lifetime, he wrote over 80 books including Winston Churchill, Auschwitz and the Allies, The Holocaust: The Jewish Tragedy, The Jews of Hope: The Plight of Soviet Jewry Today, Shcharansky: Hero of Our Time, Letters to Auntie Fori: The 5,000-Year History of the Jewish People and Their Faith, and In Search of Churchill. He died after a long illness on February 3, 2015 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Churchill: A Life 1,005 copies, 12 reviews
The Holocaust: The Jewish Tragedy 900 copies, 9 reviews
Israel: A History 491 copies, 3 reviews
Jewish History Atlas 433 copies, 4 reviews
Atlas of the Holocaust 302 copies, 4 reviews
Churchill and America 239 copies, 5 reviews
Auschwitz and the Allies (Author) 193 copies, 6 reviews
Atlas of British History 191 copies, 2 reviews
Atlas of Russian History 181 copies, 1 review
Atlas of American History 150 copies, 1 review
Never Again: A History of the Holocaust (Author) 143 copies, 2 reviews
Holocaust Journey 130 copies, 1 review
Churchill: The Power of Words (Editor) 118 copies, 1 review
Shcharansky: Hero of Our Time 96 copies, 2 reviews
Jerusalem: Rebirth of a City 84 copies, 1 review
D-Day 82 copies, 2 reviews
Final Journey 70 copies, 1 review
The Appeasers 44 copies, 1 review
Churchill, A Life Volume I 35 copies, 1 review
History of the 20th Century 29 copies, 1 review
Israel: Birth of a Nation [1996 film] (Screenwriter) 10 copies, 1 review
Jerusalem 1 copy
Churchill 1 copy
The man who broke into Auschwitz (Preface, some editions) 646 copies, 23 reviews
Forgotten Voices of the Great War (Foreword, some editions) 486 copies, 12 reviews
The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4000 Years of History (Editor, some editions) 294 copies, 4 reviews
Winston S. Churchill: Young Statesman, 1901-1914 (Introduction, some editions) 274 copies, 1 review
Forgotten Voices of the Second World War (Foreword, some editions) 196 copies, 1 review
An Englishman In Auschwitz (Editor, some editions) 18 copies, 1 review
Survival: Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Story (Foreword) 17 copies, 1 review
Liberation [1994 Documentary film] (Writer) 12 copies, 2 reviews
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