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Gilbert, Martin Biography




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The Livy of our Age
1936, London, England, UK


-   'Susie Sacher' (? - ?); 2 children


-   He was educated at Highgate School, London; at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he took a First Class degree in modern history; at St. Antony's College, Oxford, where he researched Soviet history; and at Merton College, Oxford, where he earned a Doctorate of Literature.

-   Having developed an interest in 'Winston Churchill (I)' (qv) as a schoolboy, in 1962 Gilbert was selected to be a research assistant to 'Randolph Churchill' (qv), who was writing his father's biography. Gilbert's brilliance as a historian led to his being appointed Randolph's successor as official Churchill biographer when Randolph died in 1968.

-   One of the foremost historians of the twentieth century, Gilbert was knighted in 1995.

-   Sir Martin, an honorary fellow at Merton College and at the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy, has authored 70 books and many essays and articles. His major works include histories of World Wars I and II, the Holocaust, the 20th century (in 3 volumes), modern British politics, the founding of modern Israel and twelve historical atlases.


-   Book: "The Second World War," 1989.

-   Book: "Israel: A History"

-   Book: "A History of the Twentieth Century, Vol. 2, 1933-1951".

-   Biography: "Winston S. Churchill: Never Despair, 1945-1965", 1988.

-   Biography: "Churchill: A Life", 1991

-   Biography: "Winston S. Churchill: Road to Victory, 1941-1945", 1986

-   Book: "The Holocaust", 1985

-   Book: "The Day the War Ended: May 8, 1945--Victory in Europe", 1995.

-   Book: "Auschwitz and the Allies", 1981


-   (August 2002) Was named the William and Berniece Grewcock Distinguished Fellow at Hillsdale College, Michigan. Sir Martin will lecture at Hillsdale and continue his research and writing at his home in England.

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Written by Gilbert, Martin

  1. Liberation (1994)
  2. "The Complete Churchill" (1991)
  3. Genocide (1982) (written by) <1,1,1>

Misc by Gilbert, Martin

  1. The Mosaic of Life (2014) (historical consultant)
  2. "Independent Lens" (1999) {Blessed Is the Match (#11.21)} (historical consultant)
  3. Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (2008) (historical consultant) (as Sir Martin Gilbert)