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”.
Congratulations to Joe Oliver from the UK, our May 2016 Book Club winner
For anyone interested in the life of Winston Churchill, as I am like many thousands around the world, the work of Sir Martin Gilbert is inescapable. Churchill’s own quote on his work as a historian ‘History will be kind to me – for I intend to write it’ is well<...Read more >>
Churchill and the Allies One Stop Search
Sir Martin Gilbert Books is proud to announce our partnership with Churchill and the Allies. Churchill Allies is a collection of organisations with a common interest in Winston S Churchill. The content from the websites of each of these partner organisations is collecte...Read more >>
Beware of Oysters in June
Oysters were the secret weapon with which Hitler might have triumphed on D-Day. Not the succulent variety to be eaten on the half-shell, but a devastating mine — code-named Oyster by the Allies — that could not be sunk: an unscupperable mine that revealed a German t...Read more >>