Martin  Gilbert





Martin Gilbert


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
October 25, 1936

Died
February 03, 2015

Website

Genre

Influences


The official biographer of Winston Churchill and a leading historian on the Twentieth Century, Sir Martin Gilbert was a scholar and an historian who, though his 88 books, has shown their is such a thing as “true history”

Born in London in 1936, Martin Gilbert was educated at Highgate School, and Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating with First Class Honours. He was a Research Scholar at St Anthony's College, and became a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford in 1962, and an Honorary Fellow in 1994. After working as a researcher for Randolph Churchill, Gilbert was chosen to take over the writing of the Churchill biography upon Randolph's death in 1968, writing six of the eight volumes of biography and editing twelve volumes of documents. In additio
...more

Average rating: 4.14 · 10,734 ratings · 703 reviews · 189 distinct works · Similar authors
Churchill: A Life

4.22 avg rating — 2,813 ratings — published 1967 — 28 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The First World War: A Comp...

4.08 avg rating — 1,434 ratings — published 1994 — 28 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Holocaust

4.31 avg rating — 1,436 ratings — published 1978 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Second World War: A Com...

4.14 avg rating — 810 ratings — published 1989 — 26 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Israel: A History

4.03 avg rating — 416 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Righteous: The Unsung H...

4.06 avg rating — 308 ratings — published 2002 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kristallnacht: Prelude to D...

3.82 avg rating — 239 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Somme: Heroism and Horr...

3.81 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A History of the Twentieth ...

3.82 avg rating — 208 ratings — published 1997 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Churchill and America

4.07 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 2005 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Martin Gilbert…
“In the Commons, Churchill defended his cutting back on the imprisonment of young offenders by drawing Members’ attention to the fact that ‘the evil only falls on the sons of the working classes. The sons of other classes commit many of the same offences. In their boisterous and exuberant spirits in their days at Oxford and Cambridge they commit offences—for which scores of the sons of the working class are committed to prison—without any injury being inflicted on them.’ There”
Martin Gilbert, Churchill: A Life

“We must learn to draw from misfortune the means of future strength.”
Martin Gilbert, Winston S. Churchill: The Prophet of Truth, 1922-1939 (Volume V)

“ten thousand Soviet evacuees had been drowned off Tallinn, and twenty-three thousand Hungarian Jews murdered at Kamenets Podolsk, in the same three day period. But these were far from the only deaths in those few August days.”
Martin Gilbert, The Second World War: A Complete History