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- Listening Length: 17 hours and 21 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: September 4, 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009BYFN3A
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It is a good work in one volume and the author presents his choices of WSC's speeches and writings through his years. Of course you can buy multi volume works of his speeches but this book relieves you of the brunt of the weight and provides you the best. While I am familiar with many of his most famous, there are many very interesting parts in here, for example "The Supreme Hour", when Winston had to tell the House of Commons that on July 4, 1940, the French fleet was sunk by His Majesties Ships and 1,297 French sailors were killed. How do you bear and bring this horrible news? England had watched France cave in to the Nazis and now he has to tell the House that the Royal Navy had to sink a large part of the French fleet. This was when England stood alone and things were bleak indeed. The power of his argument and presentation is brilliant and this one I had not come across before. There are others of interest that I won't spoil, but what a master of words he was.
In some ways the book is like a box of fine chocolates. You really don't want to sit down and digest it in one sitting but it makes for a very interesting repast when you have a little time and want to go exploring with WSC again.
I like it very much.
So I thought of learning a bit about his life and works and purchased this book.
The first good thing is, the organisation of the materials. It's like a journey through the life of Churchill rather than a boring documentary. Every section has an introduction to what follows, to put things in the right context. As you keep reading, you will see a certain new character trait of Churchill which he developed from a certain experience. Churchill's writings are sharp and clean and the author of this book has done a great job in sketching a brief picture of Churchill's life.
The second second is History: I learned a lot about the world the world history by reading this book. Whenever I found anything that I have not heard before, I just went to Wikipedia and learned about that chapter of history.
To cut the long story short, this book tells you a lot about Churchill's life and his journeys. A well read man who had travelled to far corners of the world and had all sorts of experiences. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and learned a lot from it. I would advise the reader to go slowly through the book and use the internet to find more information about any incidents that she/he is not aware of. It might improve your history by a significant amount, at least it did for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found myself not wanting to put the book down. The theme of the book feels like it was taken right out of today’s headlines. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Jean
Good read, there was a lot I didn't know about him. If you make the time this is a good read.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a great read for someone that is really interested in hearing the history of Winston Churchill through his own words. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ben Fast
Very interesting. Liked that you could read it by portions over time. Helped me understand and appreciate Winston Churchill.Published 10 months ago by Nancy P Rushton
I haven't really delved very deeply into this book. I use it mainly to read speeches and writings pertinent to a particular moment in history and the book is organized extremely... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dr R P I