Books by Martin Gilbert and Complete Book Reviews

Martin Gilbert, Author William Morrow & Company $30 (768p) ISBN 978-0-688-12362-8
Gilbert's impassioned history adds immeasurably to our understanding of the forces that have shaped contemporary Israel. Digging up a wealth of primary source material and quoting liberally from letters, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, interviews,...
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Martin Gilbert, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $40 (0p) ISBN 978-0-395-37859-5
This penultimate entry in the monumental series is as comprehensive as a biography could possibly be and remarkable for the intimate view it presents of Britain's wartime leader. Not only does Gilbert describe the day-to-day development of war plans,
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Martin Gilbert, Author Holt McDougal $28 (1088p) ISBN 978-0-8050-2396-1
Author of an eight-volume official biography of Winston Churchill, Gilbert here distills his vast knowledge into a lucid, comprehensive and authoritative life of the man considered by many to have been the outstanding public figure of the 20th...
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Martin Gilbert, Author Viking Books $24.95 (488p) ISBN 978-0-670-81418-3
Released from a Soviet prison this past February in an East-West ""spy swap,'' although he had never been a spy, Russian dissident Anatol Shcharansky was reunited with his wife in Israel, ending a nine-year ordeal. His only crime had been...
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Martin Gilbert, Author Henry Holt & Company $30 (480p) ISBN 978-0-8050-4402-7
In this harrowing oral history, eminent Oxford historian Gilbert reclaims a stirring chapter of Holocaust history. In 1945 the British Home Office announced that 1000 children, age 16 and under, who survived the Nazi genocide would be allowed to...
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Martin Gilbert, Author William Morrow & Company $36 (1088p) ISBN 978-0-688-10066-7
One of the most respected and prolific historians of his era, Gilbert concludes his massive three-volume history of the century in fine form. Gilbert returns to his story in the middle of the Korean War and takes readers through April 1999, as NATO...
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Martin Gilbert, Yale Univ., $35 (424p) ISBN 9780300167153
In this epic examination, celebrated historian Gilbert (the six-volume biography of Winston Churchill) explores the evolution of Judaism and Islam through a lens of Middle Eastern stability. Islam upholds some of Judaism's practices, like strict...
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Martin Gilbert, Author Holt McDougal $24.95 (959p) ISBN 978-0-03-062416-2
A poignant introduction by the author (official biographer of Winston Churchill) is followed by his instructive analysis of anti-Semitism in Europe, from Martin Luther's venomous fulminations against Jews to the motivating power of anti-Semitism in...
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Martin Gilbert, Author . Holt $35 (560p) ISBN 978-0-8050-6260-1
Books have been written about individuals who risked their own safety to aid Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe. Yet this comprehensive examination by noted historian Gilbert (The First World War, etc.), recounted largely through first-person accounts by
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Martin Gilbert, Author Henry Holt & Company $30 (473p) ISBN 978-0-8050-3926-9
The beginning of the end began that April, with the liberation of the concentration camps. The Allies, sickened by their discoveries at Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen, turned vengeful. Gilbert (The First World War) relates that at Dachau, within one...
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Martin Gilbert, Author William Morrow & Company $35 (932p) ISBN 978-0-688-10065-0
Gilbert, the official biographer of Churchill and one of the most prolific historians alive, aspires to be the Livy of our age. His history of the century is, literally, a chronicle--the chapters are named for years (or, during the peak of WWII, for
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Martin Gilbert, Author John Wiley & Sons $30 (412p) ISBN 978-0-471-16308-4
A recurrent theme of this wonderfully vivid political, social and military history of 20th-century Jerusalem is that Arab intransigence in the face of repeated Jewish offers of peace, negotiation and reconciliation led to the protracted Israeli-Arab
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Martin Gilbert, Author Columbia University Press $90 (288p) ISBN 978-0-231-10964-2
In the summer of 1996, historian Gilbert (The Day the War Ended) traveled for two weeks with a group of his graduate students to a number of sites they had been studying in Poland, Germany and the Czech and Slovak Republics. The result is Gilbert's...
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Martin Gilbert, Author William Morrow & Company $35 (944p) ISBN 978-0-688-10064-3
Gilbert, a British historian knighted for his work, which includes a multivolume biography of Winston Churchill and a comprehensive history of the Holocaust, presents a year-by-year account of the era 1900-1933. This first of three volumes spans the
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Martin Gilbert, Author Holt McDougal $25 (864p) ISBN 978-0-8050-1788-5
This volume has an ``astonishingly broad'' scope, revealing the impact of major campaigns on soldiers and civilians worldwide. ``Masterful,'' said PW . ``Though the military aspect is told with noteworthy clarity and narrative power, most impressive
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Martin Gilbert, Author . HarperCollins $21.95 (314p) ISBN 978-0-06-057083-5
An acclaimed Churchill biographer and Holocaust scholar, Gilbert makes a strong case in this elegant volume that Kristallnacht was the watershed moment that laid the groundwork for the Holocaust. Known as "the Night of Broken Glass," the "
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Martin Gilbert, Author Henry Holt & Company $34.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8050-0615-5
Following up his eight-volume official biography of Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), Gilbert offers this 1000-page summary that is basically a distillation of all he has written about his subject up to now. Related in strict chronological fashion,
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Martin Gilbert, Author . Wiley $19.95 (220p) ISBN 978-0-471-42340-9
Churchill biographer Gilbert was knighted in 1995 for his service to Britain as a historian and the author or editor of over 70 books, including his six-volume Churchill biography and 11 volumes of Churchill documents. His one-volume account is part
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Martin Gilbert, Author . Schocken $50 (376p) ISBN 978-0-8052-4190-7
Situated somewhere between a solid, intelligent primer and a luxurious coffee-table book, this 100-year chronicle of Jewish history, practice, culture, art and survival is informative, succinctly written and handsomely produced. Gilbert, the...
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Martin Gilbert, Author Henry Holt & Company $35 (615p) ISBN 978-0-8050-1540-9
Gilbert's (The Second World War) majestic opus covers WWI on all major fronts-domestic, diplomatic, military-as well as such bloody preludes as the Armenian massacre of 1915. He describes the introduction of new instruments of war like the submarine,
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Martin Gilbert, Author . Holt $30 (359p) ISBN 978-0-8050-7880-0
This work by acclaimed Churchill biographer Gilbert examines an often-neglected aspect of the British leader's career: his relationship to Jews and Jewish issues. Drawing on a treasure trove of primary documents, Gilbert shows how Churchill...
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Martin Gilbert, Author . Free Press $30 (503p) ISBN 978-0-7432-5992-7
In many ways, Winston Churchill embodied the "special relationship" between America and Britain—his mother was American, and he admired the country even before he courted the United States' assistance during WWII. In this...
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Martin Gilbert, Author Henry Holt & Company $29.95 (846p) ISBN 978-0-8050-0534-9
This masterful account of history's most destructive conflict explains the purpose and interrelationship of the major campaigns of the war and their effect on soldiers and civilians alike. Though the military aspect is told with noteworthy clarity...
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Martin Gilbert, Author . Holt $27.50 (332p) ISBN 978-0-8050-8127-5
The four-month–long battle of the Somme epitomized the futile bloodletting on the western front, with 19,000 advancing British soldiers killed by the Germans on the very first day. From the impersonality of this mechanized slaughter, Gilbert,...
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