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Masters and Commanders By Andrew Roberts

Masters and Commanders
by Andrew Roberts

During the Second World War the master strategy of the West was shaped by four titanic figures: Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt, and their respective military commanders - General Sir Alan Brooke and General George C Marshall. This title tells the story of how four great leaders fought each other over how best to fight Hitler.
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Masters and Commanders: The Military Geniuses Who Led The West To Victory In World War II by Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts's Masters and Commanders: The Military Geniuses who led the West to Victory in WWII tells the story of how four great leaders fought each other over how best to fight Hitler.

During the Second World War the master strategy of the West was shaped by four titanic figures: Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt, and their respective military commanders - General Sir Alan Brooke and General George C. Marshall. Each man was tough-willed and strong minded. And each was certain he knew best how to achieve victory.

Drawing on previously unpublished material, including for the first time verbatim reports of Churchill's War Cabinet meetings, Andrew Roberts's acclaimed history recreates with vivid immediacy the fiery debates and political maneuverings, the rebuffs and the charm, the explosive rows and dramatic reconciliations, as the masters and commanders of the Western Alliance fought each other over the best way to fight Adolf Hitler.

'History as it should be written; a gripping narrative'
Michael Gove, Mail on Sunday Books of the Year

'Scintillating historical writing on the whole rich panorama of Britain and the US at war'
Martin Gilbert, Evening Standard

'A compelling analysis of American and British military strategy during the war. He also tells a profoundly human story'
Laurence Rees, Sunday Times

'A masterpiece'
Christopher Silvester, Daily Express

'Britain's finest contemporary military historian'
Economist Books of the Year

Andrew Roberts is a biographer and historian of international renown whose previous books include Salisbury: Victorian Titan (1999), which won the Wolfson History Prize and the James Stern Silver Pen Award for Non-Fiction; Napoleon and Wellington (2001); Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership (2003), which coincided with four-part BBC2 history series, and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 (2005).

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Masters and Commanders Reviews


'This is an important book which ! sees Mr Roberts lay claim to the title of Britain's finest contemporary military historian' Economist 'A masterpiece of robust historical analysis, steeped in scholarship and alive to every nuance of personality' Daily Express 'His interpretation of British/US strategic relations is unlikely to be superseded' - Vernon Bogdanor, Financial Times

About Andrew Roberts


Andrew Roberts is a biographer and historian of international renown whose previous books include Salisbury: Victorian Titan (1999), which won the Wolfson History Prize and the James Stern Silver Pen Award for Non-Fiction; Napoleon and Wellington (2001); Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership (2003), which coincided with four-part BBC2 history series, and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 (2005). Roberts is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts. He appears regularly on British television and radio and writes for the Sunday Telegraph, the Spectator, the Literary Review, the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Telegraph.

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GOR001231084
Masters and Commanders: The Military Geniuses Who Led The West To Victory In World War II by Andrew Roberts
Andrew Roberts
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2009-05-28
720
0141029269
9780141029269
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