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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

'The Holy Fox': The Life of Lord Halifax (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Aachen Memorandum (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eminent Churchillians (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Churchill: Embattled Hero (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Salisbury: Victorian Titan (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Napoleon and Wellington: The Long Duel (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret History of PWE: The Political Warfare Executive 1939-1945 (With: David Garnett) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitler and Churchill. Secrets of Leadership (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Might Have Been (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waterloo: June 18, 1815: The Battle For Modern Europe (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Art Of War: Great Commanders Of The Modern World Since 1600 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Commanders of the Early Modern World 1567-1865 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love, Tommy: War Letters from the Frontline 1914-2010 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters from the Front: From the First World War to the Present Day (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Napoleon: A Life (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elegy: The First Day on the Somme (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Churchill: Walking with Destiny (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leadership in War: Essential Lessons from Those Who Made History (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A Royal History of England Books

The Stuarts (By: Maurice Percy Ashley) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tudors (By: Antonia Fraser) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Houses of Hanover and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (By: Antonia Fraser) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House of Windsor (With: Antonia Fraser) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

What If? 2: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Commanders of the Medieval World, 454-1582(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Commanders of the Ancient World, 1479BC - 453AD(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Commanders of the Modern World, 1866-Present Day(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Andrew Roberts
Dr. Andrew Roberts was born January 13, 1963 in London and is a journalist and historian. He is the son of Simon Roberts (a business executive) and Kathleen (nee Hillery-Collings). Simon, from Cobham, Surrey, inherited the Job’s Dairy milk business and he owned the UK contingent of Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.

Andrew was a prolific reader during his childhood, and quickly gained a passion for history, especially for dramatic works relating to “storytelling, personality, wars, battles, death, and assassinations”.

He took a first class honors BA degree in Modern History at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge from where he’s an honorary senior scholar and a Doctor of Philosophy PhD.

Andrew attended Cranleigh School in Surrey. He studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and went on to chair the Cambridge University Conservative Association.

While in the senior school, he got bullied and took refuge in the library where he first embraced Trotskyism, and later Thatcherism. He has never once abandoned the latter. These days, he jokes about this bully, saying that he was a hubrisitic little tosser, however found his unpopularity wholly horrifying. After A-levels, he was expelled from Cranleigh and prepared for his Oxbridge entrance exams at some crammer in Cambridge.

He started his career in corporate finance as an investment banker and private company director with Robert Fleming & Co., the London merchant bank, where he worked from 1985 until 1988.

Andrew published his first historical book in the year 1991, called “The Holy Fox”, a book about Edward Wood. He wrote the book six years after he graduated, after the short and unsuccessful stint at Fleming.

Andrew is divorced from first wife Camilla Henderson, with whom he had two kids with: Henry (born in the year 1997) and Cassia (born in the year 1999). He married Susan Gilchrist, the chairman of the South Bank Centre and the CEO of the corporate communications firm Brunswick Group LLP. Andrew’s also enjoyed a long relationship with Leonie Frieda (divorced from John Frieda, a celebrity hairdresser) and whom he encouraged to pen a bestselling historical biography of her own about Catherine de Medici.

Andrew has regularly appeared on television and radio around the world and has edited and written books that have been translated into over twenty languages. This includes biographies on Winston Churchill, Edward Wood, and Napoleon, as well as a book about World War II.

Based in New York, he is an accomplished public speaker, and is represented by HarperCollins Speakers’ Bureau. He’s lectured at Princeton, Yale, and Stanford Universities and at the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Andrew also writes for The Sunday Telegraph. He reviews history books and biography for that paper too as well as Literary Review, The Spectator, Wall Street Journal, and Mail on Sunday.

Andrew’s book on Napoleon was awarded the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Biography. In the year 2012, he was awarded the William Penn Prize. He’s been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation’s Prize, and has won the New Criterion Edumund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society for the year 2018.

Despite publishing mostly non fiction, Andrew published a thriller novel, called “The Aachen Memorandum”, that was based on Britain and its relationship with a fictionalized European Union that was released in the year 1995. It is set in 2045, and was Andrew’s effort to be a futuristic dystopia, a whodunit, a comedy, and a thriller all at once and failed so miserably on every level that he begs readers not to read it.

“The Storm of War” is a biography that was released in the year 2014. The Second World War cost $1.5 trillion, lasted for 2,174 days, and claimed the lives of over fifty million people. What were the factors that affected the outcome of this war? Why did the Axis lose? Could they, had they used a different strategy, had won? Roberts’ acclaimed new history takes the reader from North Africa to the western front, from the Far East to the Baltic, he tells the story of the war. “The grand strategy as well as the individual experience, the heroism and cruelty” like never before.

Roberts, through his research of this vivid history, walked many of the key battlefields and wartime sites in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and the Far East. He also drew on many of never-before-published documents, like a letter from Hitler’s director of military operations detailing the reasoning behind the Furher’s order to halt the Panzers just outside of Dunkirk, which was a delay that enabled the British forces to evacuate.

Roberts illuminates the principal actors on either side and analyzes just how they reached their critical decisions. He also presents the stories of many little-known individuals whose own experiences form a panoply of all the extraordinary self-sacrifice and bravery, as well as the horrible cruelty and depravity, of the whole Second World War.

“Napoleon: A Life” is a biography that was released in the year 2014. Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are some of the greatest in history, however Napoleon Bonaparte was much more than just an astute leader of men and military genius. Just like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesman of all times.

This is the first one-volume bio to take full advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon’s thirty-three thousand letters, which entirely transforms the reader’s understanding of his motivation and character. At last the reader is able to see him as he truly was: decisive, protean multitasker, and surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies as well as Josephine, his errant wife. Just like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, which were dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book from the nineteenth century.

Roberts traveled to fifty-three of Napoleon’s sixty battle sites, found some crucial new documents in archives, and even made the long trip to St. Helena by boat. He is just as acute in his understanding of politics as he is of military history.

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