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Martin Gilbert


Martin Gilbert, the author of more than seventy books, is Winston Churchill’s official biographer and a leading historian of the modern world. In 1995 he was knighted “for services to British history and international relations” and in 1999 he was awarded a Doctorate of Literature by the University of Oxford for the totality of his published work. As a three-year-old Briton he was sent to Canada in the summer of 1940, returning to Britain in May 1944, just in time for Hitler’s V bombs. He now divides his time between London, Ontario, and London, England.

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In Ishmael's House
Written by Martin Gilbert

Trade Paperback | 448 pages | Emblem Editions | History - Modern - 21St Century; History - Jewish; History
978-0-7710-3569-2 (0-7710-3569-1)

September 20, 2011 | $21.00

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In Ishmael's House
Written by Martin Gilbert

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ISBN: 9780771035692
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From one of the most popular historians writing today comes a book as fascinating as the bestsellers of Karen Armstrong and Reza Aslan.

In this captivating chronicle, Martin Gilbert shines new light on a controversial dilemma in the modern world: the troubled relationship between Jews and Muslims. Beginning at the dawn of...

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In Ishmael's House
Written by Martin Gilbert

eBook | pages | McClelland & Stewart | History - Modern - 21St Century; History - Jewish; History
978-1-55199-342-3 (1-55199-342-2)

August 24, 2010 | $13.99

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In Ishmael's House
Written by Martin Gilbert

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551993423
Our Price: $13.99


From one of the most popular historians writing today comes a book as fascinating as the bestsellers of Karen Armstrong and Reza Aslan.

In this captivating chronicle, Martin Gilbert shines new light on a controversial dilemma in the modern world: the troubled relationship between Jews and Muslims. Beginning at the dawn of...

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Churchill and the Jews
Written by Martin Gilbert

Trade Paperback | 384 pages | Emblem Editions | Biography & Autobiography - Political; History - Modern - 20th Century; Political Science
978-0-7710-3517-3 (0-7710-3517-9)

June 24, 2008 | $24.99

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Churchill and the Jews
Written by Martin Gilbert

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771035173
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Visiting Israel in 1972, Gilbert discussed Winston Churchill’s influence on the evolution of the Zionist ideal with the Israeli leader, David Ben-Gurion, at whose last meeting with Churchill in 1960, Churchill declared: “You are a wise leader of a brave people.”

Born into a British class and society that was far from...


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The Battle of the Somme
Written by Martin Gilbert

Trade Paperback | 352 pages | McClelland & Stewart | History - Military - World War I; History - Modern - 20th Century; History
978-0-7710-3516-6 (0-7710-3516-0)

October 23, 2007 | $22.99

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The Battle of the Somme
Written by Martin Gilbert

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771035166
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Every July 1, while Canadians celebrate what they have, Newfoundlanders remember what they have lost: on 1 July 1916, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 733 of 801 men in the 1st Newfoundland Regiment were killed.

From their starting position in a British support trench, the Newfoundlanders had...


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Churchill and America
Written by Martin Gilbert

Trade Paperback | 528 pages | McClelland & Stewart | Biography & Autobiography - Political; History - Modern - 20th Century; Political Science
978-0-7710-3323-0 (0-7710-3323-0)

June 26, 2007 | $24.99

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Churchill and America
Written by Martin Gilbert

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771033230
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The astounding story of Churchill’s seventy-year relationship with the United States, from one of the world’s leading historians.

Winston Churchill spent much of his adult life in close contact with the United States. In two world wars, his was the main British voice urging the closest possible co-operation with the Americans. In...