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Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership

Hitler and Churchill: Secrets of Leadership

Roberts, Andrew

£9.99  £0.98

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Book Details:
Publisher:W&N ISBN:9780753817780 Published Date:10th June 2010 Dimensions:128 X 200 X 28 mm Weight:0.2995 kilograms Pages:304 Binding:Paperback Illustrations:16 Condition:VeryGood Notes:W59

Short Description

'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

Full Description

'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.


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 *
Writing with his customary verve and wit -- Christopher Hirst
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 *