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Andrew Roberts
Andrew Roberts is acclaimed particularly for his books on the Second World War, such as Masters and Commanders (2008), The Storm of War(2009), and Salisbury: Victorian Titan (1999). His other books include The Art of War, A History of the English-speaking Peoples since 1900, and Hitler and Churchill .
Andrew Roberts Updated: 16.7.2010 Critically acclaimed historian Andrew Roberts will be coming to Hong Kong and giving a talk for the HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, 21-27 July. Mr Roberts, who recently signed a contract to write a biography of Napoleon Bonaparte, will talk about his approach to research and writing at the Book Fair. In an interview with David Tang conducted in London, Mr Roberts said the 900-page life of the emperor is “not coming out till 2014, so don't hold your breath.”

He also shared his insights into his book-writing process, including recent best-seller ‘The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War.’ "The key job of an historian is to constantly remember that the actual actors in the great drama couldn't see ahead any more than we can today,” said Mr Roberts, adding that he needs isolation when he sits down to write. “You have to get rid of every other consideration. You have to put the whole of the rest of your life on hold, and concentrate solely on the life of somebody else.”

For more, please don't miss the Open Public forum held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in 23rd July, 6pm-8pm. Mr Roberts will join fellow authors Frederick Forsyth and Stephen Fry, moderated by Sir David Tang to talk about "How and What and Why do Writers Write?".

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Book Information
The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War - by Andrew Roberts - Read More
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: April 1, 2011
ISBN-10: 0141029285
ISBN-13: 978-0141029283
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