Welcome to Sir Martin Gilbert's website, a celebration of his life and his work, his passion, his philosophy, his favourite haunts, his humour and his humanity.
The official biographer of Winston Churchill and a leading historian on the Twentieth Century, Sir Martin is a scholar and an historian who, through his 88 books, has shown there is such a thing as “true history”.
BookAid International Receives Sir Martin’s Books from his Private Collection
Three of Sir Martin’s titles, Churchill, A Life, The Second World War, and The Day the War Ended have been donated from his own private collection to BookAid International for distribution to schools and libraries in Africa. BookAid supplies new books, usually don...Read more >>
A Tribute To Elie Wiesel by Esther Gilbert (September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016)
Please forgive me for breaking with “tradition” in this space but I feel compelled to write about the great loss those in Holocaust education and remembrance feel at the news that Elie Wiesel has died. Although I had the great privilege and honour to have met him on...Read more >>
Read Sir Martin’s: The First World War In Retrospect
Eighty years have passed since the Serbian nationalist, Gavrilo Princip, shot and killed the heir to the Hapsburgs in Sarajevo in June 1914, precipitating four years of war. In terms of the lives of soldiers lost it was the most costly war of modern times: nine million ...Read more >>