Why Hitler Lost

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Andrew Roberts 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. His biography of Neville Chamberlain’s and Winston Churchill’s foreign secretary, the Earl of Halifax, entitled The Holy Fox was published in 1991, to be followed by the controversial, but no less well-received Eminent Churchillians in 1994. As well as appearing regularly on British and American television and radio, Roberts writes for The Sunday Telegraph and reviews history books and biography for that newspaper as well as The Spectator, Literary Review, Mail on Sunday and Daily Telegraph. January 2003 saw the publication of Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership, which coincided with Roberts’s four-part BBC2 history series. Roberts holds an honorary doctorate from Westminster College, Missouri. He edited, What Might Have Been, a collection of twelve ‘What If?’ essays written by distinguished historians; and has published Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Gamble (published in America as Waterloo: The Battle for Modern Europe) and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900, which brought him an invitation to the White House in February 2007, where he delivered the prestigious White House Lecture. His books have been translated into numerous languages. Masters and Commanders, which was published in 2008, won the Emery Reves Award of the International Churchill Society and was shortlisted for The Duke of Westminster’s Gold Medal for Military History and The British Army Military Book Award, both of Britain’s two top military history prizes.