1. #132 - Andrew Roberts - Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine Joe Ciccarone 55:35


Andrew Roberts has authored some of the most epic biographies of our time like ‘Napoleon the Great’, ‘Churchill: Walking with Destiny’, & ‘George III: The Last King of America.’

Andrew has written or edited twenty books, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages, and appears regularly on radio and television around the world.

Based in London, he is an accomplished public speaker. Andrew has spoke 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.

Andrew has been called, ‘One of the greatest biographers in the English language…’ by The Daily Telegraph and “…an uncommonly gifted writer.” by The Washington Post

He is the Roger and Martha Mertz Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a Visiting Professor at the War Studies Department at King’s College, London, and the Lehrman Institute Lecturer at the New-York Historical Society.

Andrew is also a member of the House of Lords.

In his latest book. Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine– he and General David Petraeus, former commander of the US-led coalition in both Iraq and Afghanistan & former Director of the CIA, explain how warfare has changed since World War II, how statesmen and generals have adapted to various new weapon systems, theories and strategies in the fighting of wars. They also reflect on how the Russian / Ukraine war will impact the future of war.

Conflict has been called a landmark book to global military history”.

Andrew and I discuss the BIG IDEAS and the lessons of strategic leadership he writes about the last 7 decades of Conflict.

We also discuss what he thought of the Ridley Scott’s Napoleon movie, the most influential book he ever read and what historical figure he would want to spend the day with.

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