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Martin Gilbert (1) (1936–2015)

Author of The First World War: A Complete History

For other authors named Martin Gilbert, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

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 show more 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) show less

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Works by Martin Gilbert

Churchill: A Life (1980) 1,106 copies
Israel: A History (1998) 573 copies
The Atlas of Jewish History (1969) 495 copies
Atlas of the Holocaust (1982) 343 copies
Churchill and America (2005) 260 copies
Auschwitz and the Allies (1981) — Author — 224 copies
Atlas of Russian History (1972) 197 copies
Atlas of British History (1968) 197 copies
Atlas of American History (1968) 159 copies
Churchill: The Power of Words (2012) — Editor — 146 copies
Holocaust Journey (1997) 146 copies
Jerusalem history atlas (1803) 97 copies
D-Day (2004) 93 copies
Final Journey (1979) 79 copies
From the Ends of the Earth (2001) 56 copies
A História do Século XX (2001) 47 copies
The Appeasers (1963) 46 copies
Churchill, A Life Volume I (2011) 41 copies
Churchill, A Life Volume II (2012) 31 copies
The roots of appeasement (1966) 28 copies
Recent History Atlas (1966) 21 copies
Churchill: A Biography (1980) 13 copies
Israel: Birth of a Nation [1996 film] (2005) — Screenwriter — 10 copies
Lloyd George (Great Lives Observed) (1968) — Editor — 9 copies
Winston S. Churchill (1991) 8 copies
Winston Churchill (1966) 7 copies
Soviet History Atlas (1979) 3 copies
SERVANT OF INDIA (1966) 3 copies
The Holocaust.Vol. 1. — Author — 1 copy
The Holocaust. Vol. 2. — Author — 1 copy
Jerusalem 1 copy
Churchill 1 copy
The Holocaust. Vol. 3. — Author — 1 copy

Associated Works

The man who broke into Auschwitz (2011) — Preface, some editions — 791 copies
Forgotten Voices of the Great War (2002) — Foreword, some editions — 518 copies
Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4000 Years of History (1990) — Editor, some editions — 324 copies
Winston S. Churchill: Young Statesman, 1901-1914 (1967) — Introduction, some editions — 302 copies
Forgotten Voices of the Second World War (2004) — Foreword, some editions — 217 copies
An Englishman In Auschwitz (2001) — Editor, some editions — 18 copies

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I read every word of this exquisitely painful book, a testament without parallel. What a work of history, of documentation, of witness. To present this overwhelming human tragedy, in such detail--I do not really have words to describe how it has affected me, nor how grateful I am for it. Please, everyone, read it.
 
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fmclellan | 9 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
The first volume of a trilogy on twentieth-century world history. It is noteworthy that the century started with a war in progress. The so-called Boer War involved the British to a significant extent. This was an attempt to put down the African Boers' uprising, which was aiming to drive out the British invaders in South Africa. War was endemic in this third of a century with the "Great War" at its center. The brief respite of the "roaring twenties" is too soon followed by the beginning of the great depression in 1929. 1933 does not bode well for the future with the inauguration of FDR in the United States and the rise of Adolph Hitler in Germany.… (more)
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