From Britain’s ‘greatest living factual historian’ (Paul Johnson, Evening Standard), the second volume of the history of the world in the twentieth century.
Martin Gilbert is Britain’s leading popular historian. His three-volume History of the Twentieth Century, of which this is the second, is a complete global narrative history of our century.
Martin Gilbert is the undisputed master of narrative history. He has an extraordinary ability to muster detailed facts into rich and compelling prose.
The first volume ended with Roosevelt as the newly-elected President of the United States and Hitler appointed as Chancellor of Germany. The second volume takes the story on to the end of 1965, with man about to land on the moon and with the two principal defeated states of the Second World War emerging as economic powers.
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‘Martin Gilbert is the most prodigious author of our time… He is a phenomenon who arouses envy among less productive professional historians… This is a fascinating treatment… I congratulate Gilbert on his good work and look forward to the next two volumes.’
Paul Johnson, Sunday Times
‘Sir Martin Gilbert is one of Britain’s most eminent historians and prolific authors… His knowledge and scholarship make him in many ways ideally suited to write a history of our century and great insights emerge.’
John Ramsden, Financial Times
‘There can be few other contemporary historians who would be capable of such a work calling for so much knowledge and so resolute a control of a flood of disparate material.’
Philip Ziegler, Literary Review
‘Gilbert has a fine eye for ironic detail.’
Orlando Figes, Sunday Telegraph
Martin Gilbert was born in London in 1936 and educated at Highgate School and Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1962, he became research assistant to Randolph Churchill and, after Randolph’s death, succeeded him as biographer of Sir Winston Churchill.
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Descrizione libro HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LTD, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11000215868X