Andrew Roberts

Dr. Andrew Roberts was born January 13, 1963, in London and is a journalist and historian. He is the son of Simon Roberts (a business executive) and Kathleen (nee Hillery-Collings). Simon, from Cobham, Surrey, inherited the Job’s Dairy milk business and he owned the UK contingent of Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.

Andrew was a prolific reader during his childhood, and quickly gained a passion for history, especially for dramatic works relating to “storytelling, personality, wars, battles, death, and assassinations”.

He took a first-class honors BA degree in Modern History at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge from where he’s an honorary senior scholar and a Doctor of Philosophy PhD.

Books in order of publication:
Non-Fiction Books

‘The Holy Fox’: The Life of Lord Halifax(1991) 
The Aachen Memorandum(1995) 
Eminent Churchillians(1995) 
Churchill: Embattled Hero(1995) 
Salisbury: Victorian Titan(2000) 
Napoleon and Wellington: The Long Duel(2001) 
The Secret History of PWE: The Political Warfare Executive 1939-1945 (With: David Garnett)(2002) 
Hitler and Churchill. Secrets of Leadership(2003) 
What Might Have Been(2004) 
Waterloo: June 18, 1815: The Battle For Modern Europe(2005) 
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900(2006) 
Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945(2008) 
The Art Of War: Great Commanders Of The Modern World Since 1600(2008) 
The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War(2011) 
The Great Commanders of the Early Modern World 1567-1865(2011) 
Love, Tommy: War Letters from the Frontline 1914-2010(2012) 
Letters from the Front: From the First World War to the Present Day(2014) 
Napoleon: A Life(2014) 
Elegy: The First Day on the Somme(2015) 
Churchill: Walking with Destiny(2018) 
Leadership in War: Essential Lessons from Those Who Made History(2019) 
The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III   (2021)   

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Great Commanders of the Medieval World, 454-1582 (2008)

Great Commanders of the Ancient World, 1479BC – 453AD  

(2008)   Great Commanders of the Modern World, 1866-Present Day  (2009)      

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