Martin Gilbert





Martin Gilbert

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in London, The United Kingdom
October 25, 1936

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Sir Martin John Gilbert is a British historian and Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford. He is the author of over eighty books, including works on the Holocaust and Jewish history. Gilbert is a leading historian of the modern world, and is known as the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill.


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Churchill: A Life
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,742 ratings — published 1967 — 22 editions
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The First World War: A Comp...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 948 ratings — published 1970 — 17 editions
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The Holocaust
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 886 ratings — published 1978 — 11 editions
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The Second World War: A Com...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 509 ratings — published 1989 — 21 editions
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Israel: A History
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 1998 — 10 editions
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The Righteous: The Unsung H...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 2002 — 9 editions
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Kristallnacht: Prelude to D...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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A History of the Twentieth ...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 200 ratings — published 1997 — 20 editions
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Churchill and America
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 2005 — 17 editions
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The Somme: Heroism and Horr...
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“Bernard Lewis, a lifelong student of Jews and Islam and himself a Jew, reflected on the fourteen centuries of Jewish life under Islamic rule, eight centuries after Maimonides’ damning verdict. Lewis wrote: ‘The Jews were never free from discrimination, but only rarely subject to persecution.’ He noted that the situation of Jews living under Islamic rulers was ‘never as bad as in Christendom at its worst, nor ever as good as in Christendom at its best.’ Lewis observed that ‘there is nothing in Islamic history to parallel the Spanish expulsion and Inquisition, the Russian pogroms, or the Nazi Holocaust.’ But he also commented that, on the other hand, there was nothing in the history of Jews under Islam ‘to compare with the progressive emancipation and acceptance accorded to Jews in the democratic West during the last three centuries.’11”
Martin Gilbert, In Ishmael's House



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