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Roger Moorhouse (born 1968) is a British historian and author. Born in Stockport, Cheshire, he was raised in Hertfordshire and attended Berkhamsted School. Inspired to return to education by the East European Revolutions of 1989, Moorhouse enrolled in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies of the University of London in 1990 to study history and politics. He graduated with an MA in 1994 and has since studied at the universities of Düsseldorf and Strathclyde.
Whilst a student, Moorhouse began working as a researcher for Professor Norman Davies. He collaborated with Professor Davies on many of the latter’s recent publications, including Europe: A History, The Isles: A History, and Rising '44. This working relationship culminated in 2002 with the publication, in three languages, of a co-authored study of the history of the city of Wrocław (the former German Breslau) entitled Microcosm: Portrait of a Central European City.
2006 saw the publication of Killing Hitler, Moorhouse’s first solo book. An account of the numerous attempts on Hitler’s life, the book has been published in numerous other languages, including German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian and Japanese. In a CNN news report of 3 September 2011, Killing Hitler was shown on Al-Saadi Gaddafi's desk after he had fled his office in the wake of the collapse of the Gaddafi regime in Libya. Reporter Nic Robertson suggested that Saadi Gaddafi had been reading the book prior to his flight.
Moorhouse's most recent book - entitled Berlin at War - is a social history of Berlin during World War II, which was published in the summer of 2010. Based on first-hand material such as unpublished diaries, memoirs and interviews, the book gives a unique "Berlin-eye view" of the war. Writing in the Financial Times, Andrew Roberts said of it that: "Few books on the war genuinely increase the sum of our collective knowledge of this exhaustively covered period, but this one does." "Berlin at War" was listed amongst the books of the year for 2010 by the Daily Telegraph, American Spectator Magazine and others, and was shortlisted for the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for history, where it was cited as "highly commended".
A fluent German speaker, Moorhouse is a specialist in modern German history, particularly Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. In this capacity, he is a regular contributor to the BBC History magazine, a book reviewer for a number of publications - including the Independent on Sunday, the Financial Times and History Today - and an occasional commentator on television and radio.
Moorhouse is also a regular public speaker and has lectured to both academic and non-specialist audiences. In recent years, as well as appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the London History Festival, he has been a guest speaker on Discovery Cruises in the Baltic Sea. In 2011, Moorhouse served as a guide and lecturer on an eight-day educational tour of Germany, focusing on the history of the Third Reich, and organised by Historical Trips Ltd. He will lead a similar tour in the summer of 2013.
- Roger Moorhouse & Norman Davies, Microcosm: Portrait of a Central European City, (Cape, 2002). ISBN 0-224-06243-3
- Roger Moorhouse & Norman Davies, Die Blume Europas: Die Geschichte einer mitteleuropäischen Stadt, (Droemer, 2002)
- Roger Moorhouse & Norman Davies, Mikrokosmos: Portret miasta środkowoeuropejskiego, (Znak, 2002)
- Roger Moorhouse & Norman Davies, Microcosmo: L'Europa centrale nella storia di une città, (Mondadori, 2005)
- Roger Moorhouse & Norman Davies, Mikrokosmos: Portrét jednoho středoevropského města, (BB Art, 2006)
- Roger Moorhouse, Killing Hitler, (Cape, 2006) ISBN 0-224-07121-1
- Roger Moorhouse, Killing Hitler, (Bantam, 2006)
- Roger Moorhouse, Polowanie na Hitlera, (Znak, 2006)
- Roger Moorhouse, Uccidere Hitler, (Corbaccio, 2006)
- Roger Moorhouse, Hitler: de Aanslagen, (Niew Amsterdam, 2007)
- Roger Moorhouse, Atentáty na Hitlera, (BB Art, 2007)
- Roger Moorhouse, Killing Hitler: Die Attentäter, Die Pläne und warum sie scheiterten, (Marix, 2007)
- Roger Moorhouse, Matar a Hitler, (Debate, 2008)
- Roger Moorhouse, Ubiti Hitlera, (Srednja Europa, 2008)
- Roger Moorhouse, ヒトラー暗殺, (Hakusuisha, 2008)
- Roger Moorhouse, Uppdrag: Döda Hitler, (Fischer & Co, 2009)
- Roger Moorhouse, 刺杀希特勒, (Shanghai, 2009)
- Roger Moorhouse, Quero Matar Hitler, (Ediouro, 2009)
- Roger Moorhouse, Attentate auf Hitler, (Weltbild, 2010)
- Roger Moorhouse, Berlin at War: Life and Death in Hitler's Capital 1939-1945, (Bodley Head, 2010)
- Roger Moorhouse, Berlin at War, (Basic Books, 2010)
- Roger Moorhouse, Berlin i Krig, (Dinamo, 2011)
- Roger Moorhouse, Stolica Hitlera. Życie i śmierć w wojennym Berlinie, (Znak, 2011)
- Roger Moorhouse, Berlin i Krig, (Fischer & Co, 2011)
- Roger Moorhouse, Berlin i Krig, (Kristeligt Dagblad, 2012)
- Roger Moorhouse, 戦時下のベルリン: 空襲と窮乏の生活1939-45. (Hakusuisha, 2012)
- Jak powstało Powstanie '44, Norman Davies, (Znak, Kraków, 2005), Chapter
- The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler, Roger Manvell & Heinrich Fraenkel, (Frontline Books, 2008), Introduction
- He Was My Chief: The Memoirs of Adolf Hitler's Secretary, Christa Schroeder, (Frontline Books, 2009), Introduction
- With Hitler to the End: The Memoir of Hitler's Valet, Heinz Linge, (Frontline Books, 2009), Introduction
- The Celebrated Pedestrian and Other Historical Curiosities, (BBC History, 2009), Contributions
- I was Hitler's Chauffeur: The Memoirs of Erich Kempka, Erich Kempka, (Frontline Books, 2010), Introduction
- The Hitler I Knew, Otto Dietrich, (Skyhorse Publishing, 2010), Introduction
- The Hand of History: An Anthology of Quotes and Commentaries, Michael Leventhal (ed.), (Frontline Books, 2011), Contribution
- While Berlin Burns, Hans-Georg von Studnitz, (Pen & Sword Books, 2012), Introduction
- The Sniper Anthology, Martin Pegler (Ed.), (Frontline Books, 2012), Chapter on Simo Häyhä
- Hitler was My Friend: The Memoirs of Hitler's Photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann, (Frontline Books, 2012), Introduction (ISBN 978-1848326088)
Academic publications 
- German Policy towards the Sudeten Question 1933-36. in Slovo: A journal of contemporary Russian and East European Affairs, (London, 1995)
- Przesunięcie wschodniej granicy III Rzeszy i ‘transfer ludności’ ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem kwestii Śląska z angielskiego punktu widzenia in Postanowienia i konsekwencje konferenji w Jałcie i Poczdamie, (Gliwice-Opole, 2003)
- Перемещение восточной границы <Третьего рейха> и переселение населения (ангпийская точка эрения) in ЕВРОПА (Warsaw, 2004)
- Adolf's Assassin: Henning von Tresckow in BBC History Magazine, April 2006.
- The Genesis of the Polish Corridor in Conan Fischer & Alan Sharp (eds.), After the Versailles Treaty, (Routledge, London, 2008)
- A Good German?: the questionable sainthood of Claus von Stauffenberg in History Today, January 2009.
- Happy Birthday Mein Führer in Military History Quarterly, Autumn, 2010.
- Germania: Hitler's Capital in History Today, March, March 2012.
TV/DVD/radio appearances 
- Today Programme, (BBC Radio 4, 21 April 2006) (studio interview)
- Newstalk Ireland, (15 June 2006) (interview)
- Revealed: The Family That Defied Hitler, (Channel 5, 2007) (interview)
- BBC News 24, 7 August 2007, (studio interview)
- Operation Valkyrie: The Stauffenberg Plot to Kill Hitler, (The History Channel, 2008) (interview)
- 42 Ways to Kill Hitler (US title) / Killing Hitler (UK title), (National Geographic Channel, 2009) (interview)
- The Counterfeiter's Tale, (BBC Radio 4, 13 March 2009) (interview)
- Newstalk Ireland, (17 August 2009) (interview)
- KERA (FM), Think, (23 November 2010) (interview)
- Excess Baggage, (BBC Radio 4, 29 January 2011) (studio interview)
- Hindenburg, (Arte, 11 January 2013) (interview)
- Making History, (BBC Radio 4, 30 April 2013) (studio interview) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s4g7b
Awards and shortlisting 
- Awarded an Honorary Diploma from the City of Wroclaw, 2002
- Shortlisted for the Hessell-Tiltman History Prize, 2010, for Berlin at War
- Shortlisted for the History Today Picture Researcher of the Year Award, 2011
- Shortlisted for the History Today Picture Researcher of the Year Award, 2012
See also 
- Financial Times, 7 August 2010, Andrew Roberts, 'Battle for Berlin'