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October 02, 2013

MISSOULA – Andrew Roberts, an internationally renowned expert on Napoleon and World War II, will present a seminar and a lecture Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the University of Montana. Both events are free and open to the public.

Roberts is the Merrill Family Visiting Professor of History at Cornell University. He will present “Churchill, Roosevelt and the Creation of the Allied Grand Strategy” at 3:40 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 123. Then he will present the second annual Swanberg Lecture in Military History, “Why Hitler Lost,” at 8 p.m. in the Dennison Theatre.

A renowned speaker who trained at England’s Cambridge University, Roberts has given talks about the lessons of war across Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States, including the White House.

He is the author of nine books on military history from Napoleon to Hitler. His best-known work, “The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War,” won the British Army Military Book of the Year Award in 2011 and reached No. 2 on The Sunday Times best-seller list.

Roberts also reviews books for more than a dozen newspapers and periodicals, and his political commentary appears in The Daily Telegraph, The Spectator and numerous magazines.

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Contact: Richard Drake, UM professor of history, 406-243-2981, richard.drake@mso.umt.edu.