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    DescriptionAndrew Roberts' "Masters and Commanders: The Military Geniuses who led the West to Victory in WWII" tells the story of how four great leaders fought each other over how best to fight Hitler. During the Second World War the master strategy of the West was shaped by four titanic figures: Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt, and their respective military commanders - General Sir Alan Brooke and General George C. Marshall. Each man was tough-willed and strong minded. And each was certain he knew best how to achieve victory. Drawing on previously unpublished material, including for the first time verbatim reports of Churchill's War Cabinet meetings, Andrew Roberts' acclaimed history recreates with vivid immediacy the fiery debates and political maneuverings, the rebuffs and the charm, the explosive rows and dramatic reconciliations, as the masters and commanders of the Western Alliance fought each other over the best way to fight Adolf Hitler. "History as it should be written; a gripping narrative". (Michael Gove, "Mail on Sunday" Books of the Year). "Scintillating historical writing on the whole rich panorama of Britain and the US at war". (Martin Gilbert, "Evening Standard"). "A compelling analysis of American and British military strategy during the war. He also tells a profoundly human story". (Laurence Rees, "Sunday Times"). "A masterpiece". (Christopher Silvester, "Daily Express"). "Britain's finest contemporary military historian". ("Economist" Books of the Year). Andrew Roberts is a biographer and historian of international renown whose previous books include "Salisbury: Victorian Titan" (1999), which won the Wolfson History Prize and the James Stern Silver Pen Award for Non-Fiction; "Napoleon and Wellington" (2001); "Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership" (2003), which coincided with four-part BBC2 history series, and "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900" (2005).


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    Title
    Masters and Commanders
    Subtitle
    The Military Geniuses Who Led the West to Victory in World War II
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Roberts
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141029269
    ISBN 10: 0141029269
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    DC22: 940.5400922
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1D
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1D
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBL
    Illustrations note
    16 pp b/w inset
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Andrew Roberts is a biographer and historian of international renown whose previous books include Salisbury: Victorian Titan (1999), which won the Wolfson History Prize and the James Stern Silver Pen Award for Non-Fiction; Napoleon and Wellington (2001); Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership (2003), which coincided with four-part BBC2 history series, and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 (2005). Roberts is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts. He appears regularly on British television and radio and writes for the Sunday Telegraph, the Spectator, the Literary Review, the Mail on Sunday and the Daily Telegraph.
    Review quote
    'This is an important book which ! sees Mr Roberts lay claim to the title of Britain's finest contemporary military historian' Economist 'A masterpiece of robust historical analysis, steeped in scholarship and alive to every nuance of personality' Daily Express 'His interpretation of British/US strategic relations is unlikely to be superseded' - Vernon Bogdanor, Financial Times