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eBook Winston Churchill ePub

by Richard Matthews,John Keegan

  • ISBN: 0736687556
  • Category: Leaders and Notable People
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Richard Matthews,John Keegan
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John Keegan (Author), Richard Matthews (Narrator). Keegan is quite sympathetic to Churchill, yet he criticized Churchill's actions when he deemed necessary; his views of Churchill are well grounded and realistic. At any rate, this slim book is not a hagiography

John Keegan (Author), Richard Matthews (Narrator). At any rate, this slim book is not a hagiography. For people who are inclined to read a more encompassing biography should look somewhere else.

Winston Churchill Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. While I had previously read two books on Churchill, both primarily involved his war experiences

Winston Churchill Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. John Keegan (Author), Richard Matthews (Narrator), Books on Tape (Publisher) & 0 more. While I had previously read two books on Churchill, both primarily involved his war experiences. I wanted to read a bit(emphasise on "a bit") more about the man, without having to read an indepth multi-page biography. This fit the bill for me perfectly. No, in reflection, it wasn't nearly enough information on such a man. Consequently, I've since started a much more thorough investigation of Churchill and his life, personal and political.

Written by John Keegan. Narrated by Richard Matthews

Written by John Keegan. Narrated by Richard Matthews. When today's world leaders require inspiration and strength in times of crisis, they often invoke Winston Churchill. The eminent historian John Keegan charts Churchill's career, examining his steadfast leadership during the catastrophic events of World War II while England was dangerously poised on the brink of collapse. With wonderful eloquence, Keegan illuminates Churchill's incredible strength during this crucial moment in history and his unshakable belief that democracy would always prevail.

Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan OBE FRSL (15 May 1934 – 2 August 2012) was an English military historian, lecturer, writer and journalist

Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan OBE FRSL (15 May 1934 – 2 August 2012) was an English military historian, lecturer, writer and journalist. He wrote many published works on the nature of combat between prehistory and the 21st century, covering land, air, maritime, intelligence warfare and the psychology of battle. At the age of 13 Keegan contracted orthopaedic tuberculosis, which subsequently affected his gait

By John Keegan Read by Richard Matthews. In his landmark biography of Winston Churchill, acclaimed historian John Keegan offers a very human portrait of one of the twentieth century’s enduring symbols of heroic defiance.

By John Keegan Read by Richard Matthews. By John Keegan Read by Richard Matthews. Part of Penguin Lives. From Churchill’s youth as a poor student to his leadership during World War II, Keegan reveals a man whose own idea of an English past-eloquently embodied in his speeches-allowed him to exhort a nation to unprecedented levels of sacrifice.

Winston Churchill (November 10, 1871 – March 12, 1947) was an American best-selling novelist of the early 20th century. He is nowadays overshadowed, even as a writer, by the more famous British statesman of the same name, to whom he was not related. Churchill was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Edward Spalding Churchill by his marriage to Emma Bell Blaine. He attended Smith Academy in Missouri and the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated in 1894

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Winston S. The Wit & Wisdom of Winston Churchill. Download (PDF). Читать. The Second World War, Volume 4: The Hinge of Fate. Churchill.

Winston Churchill book. This effort by John Keegan to deliver a short but comprehensive summary of Winston Churchill's life was a joy to read

Winston Churchill book. This effort by John Keegan to deliver a short but comprehensive summary of Winston Churchill's life was a joy to read.

by. Keegan, John, 1934-. Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965, Prime ministers, Large type books.

6 hours on 5 CDs. Unabridged production of John Keegan's masterpiece.

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Hamrl Hamrl
New Churchill's biography sounds like another episode of the Simpsons - there are thousands of them. And yet this one is unique and worth reading. Why? Three reasons:

a] It's short and easy to read
b] It covers military issues superbly
c] It`s not excessively eulogistic

I think some American anglophiles and some fervent Churchillians may be disappointed with the book. They might feel that WSC has received an unfair treatment. But Churchill, a human, has become a myth, particularly in North America. John Keegan writes that he was just a man, a strange man full of contradictions. "A devoted husband and father, he was, by the account of his favorite and deeply loving daughter, Mary, in her 1979 biography of her mother, difficult at home and often impossible (page 186)."

Another contradiction of Churchill was one of a strategist. He had repeatedly stressed the importance of air power, more than any other civilian statesmen. Yet when it came to action, he could not resist the call of tradition and romance, and imagined that the Royal Navy could still assert the old supremacy unaided. The mistake of the Norwegian campaign was to be repeated in the Mediterranean, and still more disastrously in Singapore.

For me, myself being a Russian, Churchill is a paradox: he was both Russophobe and Russophile. He often referred to the Russians as "crocodiles". Keegan goes positive on Churchill's 1946 "Iron Curtain" speech. I disagree: WSC demanded a unified Anglo-American front against Russia which he described as a triumphalist and expansionist victor state. Russia ostensibly was about to overrun the Western Europe in March 1946. It was manifestly untrue: not only Stalin had no desire to spread communism outside his "sphere of influence", Russia had 20 million dead and was lying in ruins, its many European cities completely flattened, not unlike Hiroshima. In my view it was a sop to Truman and his band of hard-liners who had already decided on the policy of containment of Russia anyway. But it was Churchill who officially started the "Red Peril".

Yet when Germany suddenly attacked Russia on June 22, 1941 Churchill was the only statesman in the UK (or the US) who spoke about reaching out and supporting Russia. It contrasted drastically with his anti-communism and russophobia he had displayed only a few weeks before. Churchill said on June 22 1941: "I see the ten thousand villages of Russia, where the means of existence was wrung so hardly from the soil, but where there are still primordial human joys, where maidens laugh and children play. I see advancing upon all this in hideous onslaught the Nazi war machine, with its clanking, heel-clicking, dandified Prussian officers, its crafty expert agents fresh from the cowing and tying-down of a dozen countries. I see also the dull, drilled, docile, brutish masses of the Hun soldiery plodding on like a swarm of crawling locusts. I see the German bombers and fighters in the sky, still smarting from many a British whipping, delighted to find what they believe is an easier and a safer prey."

This passage demonstrates amply the most important thing about Churchill - he was a master of his language, a maestro of metaphor, and he used words as weapons of power. This brief but wonderful book gives us a good taste of that.
Llallayue Llallayue
While I had previously read two books on Churchill, both primarily involved his war experiences. I wanted to read a bit(emphasise on "a bit") more about the man, without having to read an indepth multi-page biography.

This fit the bill for me perfectly.

No, in reflection, it wasn't nearly enough information on such a man. Consequently, I've since started a much more thorough investigation of Churchill and his life, personal and political. But as an introduction to the study of Winston Churchill, I do not see how it could possibly be better.

As with other Penquin books that I've read, this one was not intended to go into much depth. It is, however, a wonderfully well written introduction of the entire life of Winston Churchill. That's what Penquin does, and it does it well.

I do not recommend this book to Churchill scholars, but I highly recommend it to those who want a good and complete introduction of the man, his experiences, accomplishments, failures and his traits, good and bad.
Ishnsius Ishnsius
Obviously, this book is too brief to fully describe Churchill's full-of-events life. However, it does do a fine job of covering most of the peak points in Churchill's remarkable life.

Keegan is quite sympathetic to Churchill, yet he criticized Churchill's actions when he deemed necessary; his views of Churchill are well grounded and realistic. At any rate, this slim book is not a hagiography.

People who are interested in reading a brief and enthralling account about Churchill, and are not very familiar with Churchill's life will very much enjoy this book. For people who are inclined to read a more encompassing biography should look somewhere else.
Perongafa Perongafa
I liked this book very much. When writing of Churchill it must be tempting for writers to go into a lot of detail since he was such a fascinating man, This is all very well but can lead to some tedious reading. In this book the author covers the life of Churchill without getting bogged down but still manages to paint a very complete picture of the life of Churchill. There can be no question that the author knows his subject and knows how to relate information clearly and concisely to others. He inserts passages from some of the better known speeches. The phases of his life are presented smoothly and leaves no dangling questions in the reader's mind. This is a very good book.
Phain Phain
I prefer history with extensive footnotes and citations so I can conduct follow-up reading. This was not a bad read, but very short and left me aggravated at the lack of citations. If you want a broad but entertaining overview of Churchill, I would give this a shot. If you want something more in depth and scholarly I would keep looking.