Martin Gilbert

Passion: Travelling in Search of History

For more than fifty years, Martin Gilbert has been travelling the world in search of people and documents to illuminate his quest for Jewish historical facts and enigmas.

In this session he shared some of the untold stories behind his fascinating books.

Fifty Year Reflections of a Jewish Historian
With consummate skill, patience and brilliance in equal measure, Martin Gilbert has recounted most of the major events of the 20th century. His work encompasses both world wars; the definitive set of Churchill biographies; chronicles of the Jewish people; and accounts of their adversaries and saviours. He has also created 12 pioneering historical atlases on everything from Russian history to the Arab-Israel conflict. We are delighted that Martin Gilbert shared with us some of his most histori...