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”.
New on Sir Martin’s Website, Filmography & Indexes
Watch Sir Martin’s interviews and films, hear him discuss his life, his writing and his craft: View Sir Martin’s Films on Israel & Jewish History Israel: A History Israel: The Birth of a Nation ( ישראל לידתה של אומה ) Sowing the Seeds of ...Read more >>
Congratulations to Avinoam Miller from the USA, our April 2016 Book Club winner
In 2008, I had the truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work for Sir Martin Gilbert. He needed me to type documents that would be published in volumes called “The Churchill Documents.” I am still amazed to this day that he gave that opportunity to me considerin...Read more >>
Winston Churchill and the foundation of Israel
For the first half of this century, during one of the longest active political careers in this country, Winston Churchill was interested and sympathetic to Zionism. Hating tyranny in all its forms, he had reacted strongly against the Tzarist pogroms in the first years o...Read more >>