Prize-winning British historian tells the story of the English-speaking peoples in the 20th century - 'Magnificently provoking' New Statesman
'Roberts boldly dons Churchill's own mantle, setting out to continue where Churchill's four volumes left off, which was in 1901. The mantle fits . . . an advocate of Churchillian eloquence' Mail on Sunday
Andrew Roberts, Wolfson History prize-winner, brilliantly reveals what made the English-speaking people the preeminent political culture since 1900, and how what connects them is far greater than what separates them. This is an enthralling account covering the four world-historical struggles in which the English-speaking peoples have been engaged: the wars against German nationalism, Axis fascism, Soviet communism and fundamentalist terrorism.
Authoritative and engrossing, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples also deals with the cultural, social and political history of the English global diaspora.
It is a patriotic history, as lively and partisan as Macaulay's: full of detail, enriched by brilliant pen-portraits, opinionated and provocative. It will have some readers purring in happy agreement, and others tearing their hair in fury - Daily Telegraph
Magnificently provoking ... a worthy successor to Churchill's history of the same subject ... this is a work of astonishing range and depth, combining as it does a polemical flair with sure-footed scholarship - New Statesman
Roberts has produced a brilliant revisionist history of the English-speaking peoples. The book is rich in vivid characterisations of the major players. This is an exuberant book, by one of the Anglosphere's most accomplished historians - Literary Review
Andrew Roberts is a biographer and historian of international renown whose books include EMINENT CHURCHILLIANS and SALISBURY: VICTORIAN TITAN (awarded the Wolfson Prize for History). His recent book NAPOLEON THE GREAT won the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon. Roberts is a Fellow of the Royal Societies of Literature and Arts. He appears regularly on British television and radio and writes for a number of national newspapers.