Books by Peter Clarke

THE LOCOMOTIVE OF WAR by Peter Clarke
Released: July 18, 2017

"Knowledgeable, well-written history that lacks thematic clarity."
The former Cambridge history professor returns with a survey of the political and economic ramifications of World War I and the Treaty of Versailles. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"Original, gap-filling, engagingly presented scholarship."
A detailed examination of Winston Churchill the author. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"A useful, timely primer."
"Much as I admire the Americans, when laissez-faire takes the form of agreeing to do whatever the Americans do, I am a little terrified." Thus John Maynard Keynes, savior of capitalism. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"A fairly perfunctory overview, but sufficiently engaging and well-written. For a more lively, probing social history, see David Kynaston's Austerity Britain: 1945-51 (2008)."
An account of the British Empire's abrupt decline in influence around the globe following World War II. Read full book review >
HOPE AND GLORY by Peter Clarke
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"If there is an air of self-satisfaction in this volume, Clarke provides ample justification for it."
A readable volume in the new Penguin History of Britain series (see also Mark Kishlansky, A Monarchy Transformed: Britain 16031714, p. 200) that not only brings British history up to date by incorporating the results of recent scholarship, but brings it up to the present as well. Read full book review >