Quotes by Andrew Roberts

"I lived like a bear, in a little room, with books for my only friends . . . These were the joys and debaucheries of my youth."

"Men can be unjust towards me, my dear Junot,’ he wrote to his faithful aide-de-camp, ‘but it suffices to be innocent; my conscience is the tribunal before which I call my conduct."

"One of the chief values reading history, this is the author, is its capacity to "provoke renegade thoughts"."

"More books have been written with Napoleon in the title than there have been days since his death in 1821."

"Just as we do not today differentiate between the Roman Republic and the imperial period of the Julio-Claudians when we think of the Roman Empire, so in the future no one will bother to make a distinction between the British Empire-led and the American-Republic-led periods of English-speaking dominance between the late-eighteenth and the twenty-first centuries. It will be recognized that in the majestic sweep of history they had so much in common--and enough that separated them from everyone else--that they ought to be regarded as a single historical entity, which only scholars and pedants will try to describe separately."

Books by Andrew Roberts

  • Napoleon: A Life
  • 16,981 ratings
  • November 4th 2014 by Viking

    (first published October 2nd 2014)

  • Churchill
  • 9,321 ratings
  • August 27th 2020

    (first published October 4th 2018)

  • Furtuna războiului
  • 3,562 ratings
  • May 12th 2014 by Grupul Editorial Litera

    (first published 2009)

Andrew Roberts
  • Andrew Roberts

  • Date of birth: January 13, 1963
  • Born: in London, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Dr Andrew 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 has written or edited twelve books, and appears regularly on radio and television around the world. Based in New York, he is an accomplished public speaker, and is represented by HarperCollins Speakers’ Bureau (See Speaking Engagements and Speaking Testimonials). He has recently lectured at Yale, Princeton and Stanford Universities and at the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.