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"The World Crisis is at once an outstandingly readable history of the First World War -- the seminal drama of modern times -- and an eyewitness account, especially of its opening years. Whether as a statesman or an author, Churchill was a giant; and The World Crisis towers over most other books about the Great War."
-- David Fromkin, author of A Peace to End All Peace
"Winston Churchill's personality suffuses The World Crisis, not only in its arguments but also in its masterful prose. The book, however, aspires to be even more than that -- a general history of the war that shaped the twentieth century as well as the attitudes of one of the century's most powerful personalities."
-- Hew Strachan, author of The First World War
"In this remarkable work, Churchill, as a maker and a writer of history, explores the confusions and complexities of World War I, eerily foreshadowing the later global struggle he would fight alongside Franklin Roosevelt. In a new century, the book remains essential reading, as fresh and compelling as ever, for the central issue it addresses -- how a free people should chart their way through a world of conflicting interests -- is always with us."
-- Jon Meacham, bestselling author of Franklin and Winston
Martin Gilbert was named Winston Churchill's official biographer in 1968. He is the author of seventy-five books, among them the single-volume Churchill: A Life, his twin histories The First World War and The Second World War, the comprehensive Israel: A History, and his three-volume History of the Twentieth Century. An Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and a Distinguished Fellow of Hillsdale College, Michigan, he was knighted in 1995 "for services to British history and international relations," and in 1999 he was awarded a Doctorate of Literature by the University of Oxford for the totality of his published work.
This is a fantastic read. In addition to being a brilliant statesman and an inspiring leader during the Second World War, Winston Churchill was a great historian. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Dardanelles Campaign, Churchill's version based messages while in office as first sea Lord. I have read much Churchill,like his style and command of language. Read morePublished 27 days ago by pengeek
A very interesting book,for anyone who is interested in the First World War.Mr Churchhill has a unique writing style,and offers first hand insights into the events of that time in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mike DonahooMikedonahoo
An intimate and detailed account of this most significant event of the 20th Century by one who was in the middle of the maelstrom... Read morePublished 2 months ago by T P Malley
This book is Churchill's first attempt to bend history to his needs. He was far more successful in his second attempt after the 2nd WW. This, was easier as he was less often wrong. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Maarten van Leeuwen
Another excellent read and study of the events of 1915 by Churchill. Very detailed breakdown of the whole issue of the Dardanelles.Published 3 months ago by Ron
A bit long but what do you expect with a Winston Churchill 3 volume set? The reader is spot in with his Churchill impression and I found it fascinating listening to the history of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Erin A. Scott
Well written and comprehensive view of a terribl we time by one who was able to observe both 5he workings of the government's and the horrors of the front the last volume sums up... Read morePublished 4 months ago by harry