Professor Sir Ian Kershaw is a British historian, noted for his biographies of Adolf Hitler.
Ian Kershaw studied at Liverpool (BA) and Oxford (D. Phil). He was a lecturer first in medieval, then in modern, history at the University of Manchester. In 1983-4 he was Visiting Professor of Modern History at the Ruhr University in Bochum, West Germany. From 1987 to 1989 he was Professor of Modern History at the University of Nottingham, and since 1989 has been Professor of Modern History at Sheffield.
He is a fellow of the British Academy, of the Royal Historical Society, of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Bonn. He retired from academic life in the autumn semester of 2008.
Books in order of publication:
The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspectives of Interpretation – 1985
Hitler: 1889-1936 Hubris (Hitler # 1) – 1998
Hitler: 1936-1945 Nemesis (Hitler # 2) – 2000
The Hitler Myth: Image and Reality in the Third Reich – 2001
Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-1941 – 2007
Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution – 2008
The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler’s Germany 1944-45 – 2011
To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949 – 2015
Roller-Coaster: Europe, 1950-2017 – 2018