Hitler and Churchill

Hitler and Churchill

‘His book is timely and a triumph. Roberts manages to convey all the reader needs to know about two men to whom battalions of biographies have been devoted’ EVENING STANDARD

Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill were two totally opposite leaders – both in what they stood for and in the way in which they seemed to lead. Award-winning historian Andrew Roberts examines their different styles of leadership and draws parallels with rulers from other eras. He also looks at the way Hitler and Churchill estimated each other as leaders, and how it affected the outcome of the war.

In a world that is as dependent on leadership as any earlier age, HITLER AND CHURCHILL asks searching questions about our need to be led. In doing so, Andrew Roberts forces us to re-examine the way that we look at those who take decisions for us.
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Genre: Humanities / History / History: Earliest Times To Present Day / 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000

On Sale: 16th December 2010

Price: £10.99

ISBN-13: 9780297865254

Reviews

Writing with his customary verve and wit
Christopher Hirst
His book is timely and a triumph. Roberts manages to convey all the reader needs to know about two men to whom battalions of biographies have been devoted
EVENING STANDARD
Lively, thought-provoking, and hugely entertaining ... No one reading Roberts could fail to understand why Churchill topped the recent poll as our greatest Briton
LITERARY REVIEW
An illuminating essay on the two behemoths written in an accessbile and often witty style
Martin Tierney
Roberts's engaging and imaginative study of Hitler and Churchill offers some fascinating comparisons and analysis
THE TIMES
The relaxed, lucid prose is accessible to anyone with an interest in the topic
OBSERVER
This book is as fine an example of the first-class essay as you could hope to read. It is ingenious. It is witty. It compares and contrasts. Above all, it never bores
Niall Ferguson, BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE
This book ... contains a rich selection of anecdotes about both men that will inform and entertain. It succeeds, above all, in pulling together strands of these two titanic figures in a way that ought to enlighten yet further even the most battle-hardened reader of books on the bloodiest war in history
Simon Heffer, COUNTRY LIFE
As a straightforward 'compare and contrast' essay, it is full of telling detail, often very wittily related
MAIL ON SUNDAY
This stimulating and highly readable book is more than a point-by-point comparison. It meditates on leadership itself, on history, history-makers and history-writers, on ironies past and present
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Fascinating and thought-provoking ... Thoroughly well worth reading
Antony Beevor, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
The best recommendation of this very entertaining and convincing book it that it is full, not just of funny and engaging stories very well told, but of some very startling illustrations
SPECTATOR
The study of history remains a constant joy, as well as a challenge and a path to enlightenment for Andrew Roberts. That is why indubitably, Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership is the most accomplished - and sexiest - historical work published so far this year. It is also one of the most pertinent
YORKSHIRE POST
A rattlingly enjoyable book
THE ECONOMIST
Roberts's strength is in his unashamed selectiveness. The essential often lies in the detail. One may quibble or even disagree with some of the things he says, but the point of the book is to stimulate thinking and in that he most certainly succeeds
IRISH INDEPENDENT
Andrew Roberts's stylish, analytical and often unexpectedly amusing study of these two adversaries is a brilliant and highly readable demonstration of how Hitler and Churchill's seemingly very different forms of greatness exhibited shared elements. Often, glorious humour leaps from the fascinating illustrations that so enliven and illuminate the author's text. With Roberts's light and elegant touch, and gimlet-sharp perceptions, this book is not to be missed
THE FIELD
As a study of leadership, of good and evil, this is a fascinating book that is as timely as ever
CONTEMPORARY REVIEW
Andrew Roberts does a first rate job unmasking the men behind the medals
DAILY EXPRESS
It is enthralling, informative, compelling and brilliantly written. History, unlike literary criticism, is lucky in that it has first-rank scholars who can write in a direct and simple way. Andrew Roberts is one of the very best
CATHOLIC TIMES
This superb book includes plenty of insight into the business of leadership, some surprising judgments and some revealing details
SUNDAY TIMES