Masters and Commanders by Andrew Roberts
How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945

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"Masterly. . . . A triumph of vivid description, telling anecdotes, and informed analysis.”
The New York Review of Books

"Britain's finest contemporary military historian."
The Economist

An epic joint biography of four titanic figures—a President, a Prime Minister, and two Generals—who shaped the grand strategy of the Allies during World War II.

 

About Andrew Roberts

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Andrew Roberts is the author of Masters and Commanders and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900. His other books include Napoleon and Wellington, Eminent Churchillians, and Salisbury, which won the Wolfson History Prize. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Roberts writes frequently for the Wall Street Journal and the Daily Beast. He lives in London, England.
 
Published April 24, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 738 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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A joint biography of Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and their senior military advisers Alan Brooke and George C. Marshall.

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But whether or not Marshall was as poor a strategist as the acidic Brooke believed - he rated only Stalin, Jan Smuts and General MacArthur highly - he was a brilliant organiser, and the Casablanca meeting, held at the start of 1943 in a Moroccan seaside resort stuffed with French pornography and ...

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Each of the four principle subjects of Masters and Commanders — How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941 - 1945 had their fair share of controversy, coincidence, redemption, and success.

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The Telegraph

Roberts claims to have unearthed all sorts of exciting new documents, including secret notes of the War Cabinet meetings by a hitherto obscure civil servant called Lawrence Burgis, as well as the verbatim notes of the deputy Cabinet secretary Norman Brook, but the truth is that they add little to...

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After he had visited Sevastopol late in the war, a member of the British delegation once wrote, ‘I wish you could have seen Sir Alan Brooke, with a school history book in one hand, explaining the battle of Balaclava to an audience of field marshals.’ Roberts is very even handed and both Brooke an...

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