On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Andrew Roberts, a longtime historian and biographer whose many books include "The Storm of War," which was named among the "100 Most Notable Books of 2011" by The New York Times. Roberts will give a free-to-the-public lecture on "Why Hitler Lost" at the University of Tulsa's Lorton Performance Center on Monday the 12th (the day after Veterans Day) at 7pm. This address is presented by Office of the Provost at TU, and copies of "The Storm of War" will be on sale before and after the event. (Mr. Roberts will be signing copies of his book, as well.) In reviewing "The Storm of War" for The New York Times Book Review, one critic noted: "[This is] splendid history. A brilliantly clear and accessible account of the war in all its theaters. Roberts's descriptions of soldiers and officers are masterly and humane, and his battlefield set pieces are as gripping as any I have read. He has visited many of the battlefields, and has an unusually good eye for detail as well as a painterly skill at physical description.... He is just as much at home at sea as on land; from Midway to El Alamein his prose is unerringly precise and strikingly vivid. It is hard to imagine a better-told military history of World War II. Though the counterfactuals in Roberts's conclusion provoke thought, the real interest of his book resides in its robustly conventional virtues --- scholarly dedication to the sources, humane identification with the soldiers, and remarkably effective prose." You'll learn more about Roberts and his many books and articles here, and you'll learn more about his upcoming event at TU at this link.