Brendan Sims

Brendan Peter Simms is Professor of the History of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. Simms studied at Trinity College Dublin, where he was elected a scholar in history in 1986, before completing his doctoral dissertation, Anglo-Prussian relations, 1804-1806: The Napoleonic Threat, at Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Tim Blanning in 1993. A Fellow of Peterhouse, he lectures and leads seminars on international history since 1945.

Books in order of publication:

Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714-1783 – 2007

Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy from 1453 to the Present – 2013

The Longest Afternoon: The 400 Men Who Decided the Battle of Waterloo – 2014

Hitler: A Global Biography – 2019

Hitler’s American Gamble: Pearl Harbor and Germany’s March to Global War – 2021

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