Sir Martin Gilbert is one of Britain’s most distinguished historians. He was born in London in 1936, educated at Highgate School and spent two years in the army as a National Serviceman. He studied history at Magdalen College, Oxford, and, after two years of graduate work at St Antony’s College, Oxford was elected a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and also became a research assistant to Randolph Churchill.
After Randolph Churchill’s death in 1968, Martin Gilbert succeeded him as the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill, writing six of the eight volumes and editing eleven volumes of Churchill documents. His other books include The Holocaust: the Jewish Tragedy, Atlas of the Holocaust, Auschwitz and the Allies, First World War, Second World War, D-Day, The Day the War Ended and a three-volume History of the Twentieth Century. Most recently, he has written Kristallnacht for the Making History series.
Martin Gilbert was knighted in 1995. He lives in London.
Books by Martin Gilbert