In this episode of the Serve to Lead podcast, acclaimed historian Andrew Roberts discusses his new book, Leadership in War: Essential Lessons from Those Who Made History, as well as his recent book Churchill: Walking with Destiny. Churchill was published by Penguin in October 2018, became a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, was translated into nine languages, and won the ICS Churchill Award for Literacy and the Council on Foreign Relations’ Arthur Ross Prize. “In a single volume,” Henry Kissinger wrote of it, “Roberts has captured the essence of one of the world’s most impactful, most memorable statesmen. It is the crowning achievement of his career—and it will become the definitive biography of his subject.”
Roberts, who was born in 1963, took a first class honours degree in Modern History at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, from where he is an honorary senior scholar and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). He is presently a Visiting Professor at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London and the Lehrman Institute Lecturer at the New-York Historical Society. He has written or edited nineteen books, which have been translated into 23 languages, and appears regularly on radio and television around the world. Based in London, he is an accomplished public speaker and has delivered the White House Lecture, as well as speaking at Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Princeton and Stanford Universities, and at The British Academy, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Sandhurst, Shrivenham and the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.