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Hitler y Churchill - Los Secretos del liderazgo

3.76  ·  Rating Details  ·  138 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Choosing Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill, two totally opposite leaders—both in what they stood for and in the way they appeared to lead—award-winning historian Andrew Roberts examines the subtleties of political and military leadership. Drawing intriguing parallels with leaders from other eras, and incisively examining those aspects of leadership that Hitler and Church
310 pages
Published (first published February 1st 2003)
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Dec 20, 2014 Meredith rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A fairly poor book. The author is a rabid Churchill fan, which would be fine in this context if the book were actually focused on comparison. The comparison segments are relatively few however and poorly constructed (the way a 16 year old might write a comparison paper). The author then spends way too much time defending Churchill from various detractors! I think that is beyond ridiculous since this is not meant to be a biography and since such things are better saved for reviews of the books yo ...more
Steve Rangoussis
Jun 12, 2010 Steve Rangoussis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone in a leadership role and anyone interested in History
Andrew Roberts takes the concept of how one person can lead millions and compares it to the leadership styles of Hitler and Churchill. Though general parallels can be made of their charisma, oratory ability, use of symbolism, and trademarks they possessed. Both were effective leaders with completely opposite styles of leadership.

Hitler was a “hands off” leader (until the end of the war). Hitler did not get involved in details. He sold a vision and was simply involved in creating a strategy to a
Bas Kreuger
Nice book on the leadership styles of Hitler and Churchill, full of examples and an analysis of why Churchill was the better leader of the two
Nice read, but a bit 'light' on the subject itself.
May 25, 2016 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For anyone who did not study history, this is an excellent book and connection point to understanding the political and cultural settings of that time. The way that leadership is presented and handled is impressive and thought provoking. An insightful book that I can only recommend.
Oct 11, 2013 Enhoe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
It's usefull and interesting, BUT, it starts recognizing nazi accomplishments and stating it will be a fair impartial look and then, after the first half, Roberts starts attacking Hitler unceasingly and overcomplementing Churchill which was a disapointment.
Not to mention he, almost desperately, tries to convince you of why Hitler's statements about jews had no sense or grounds whatsoever, based on the number of Jews but his own numbers made me realize for the first the great positions Jews had e
Caro Cantu
Jun 10, 2014 Caro Cantu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un muy buen acercamiento a las características y decisiones de ambos líderes que los llevaron al fracaso o a la victoria en cada caso.
Feb 09, 2013 Paul rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
More interesting was to get my father's impressions, since he lived it and remembers Churchill's speeches on the radio and the newsreels of Hitler's. As other reviewers have noted, the author takes no pains to hide his own "bias," although his comparisons are adequately objective. There is a bit of repetition as some of the same data appear in different contexts, but the real difference between the two men is far more than leadership style. There is the issue of right and wrong, of the reality o ...more
Reilly Irvine
Apr 28, 2016 Reilly Irvine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy to understand and informative. Roberts gives a good introduction to these two important figures of the second world war.
Pierre Gilly
Roberts is too patriotic to be objective.
Dec 11, 2010 Erika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
A very well documented comparison between Hitler and Churchill's leadership techniques. The author is very thorough, yes, but the constant allusion or paraphrase of his own arguments/conclusions get repetitive and, even sometimes, tiring. The text is filled with many interesting facts about Hitler and Churchill's personal lives and their actions before WW2 that gives the reader insight about the way the war started and ended.
Tom Webster
A decent enough look into the differing leadership styles and to some extent abilities of two of the most important leaders in modern history.

I am a fan of Winston Churchill and do agree with the author that he was the more effective leader.

That aside I do feel that Roberts is more than a little biased which in my opinion detracts from the work overall
Rocco DeLeo
Nov 05, 2013 Rocco DeLeo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An exciting and informative read of leadership and history. From the courage of Churchill to the failings (to say the least) of Hitler, Roberts teaches parallel lessons that transcend through today.
Oct 30, 2013 Damián rated it it was amazing
Un buen libro en que se examina con lupa y compara a estos dos líderes de la WWII. Sus puntos en común y sus diferencias resaltan dos formas opuestas de guiar multitudes.
Patricia Savage
Learned some interesting facts about Hitler, other than the fact he was a mentally sick individual.
Narelle Todd
Sep 05, 2012 Narelle Todd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leadership
Two very different men with very different leadership styles. A great comparison.
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Dr Andrew Roberts, who was born in 1963, took a first class honours degree in Modern History at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, from where he is an honorary senior scholar and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). He has written or edited twelve books, and appears regularly on radio and television around the world. Based in New York, he is an accomplished public speaker, and is represented by Har ...more
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