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  • Sir Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill steered Britain through its darkest hours during World War Two. He was one of the twentieth century’s greatest orators, and the speeches that he painstakingly composed, rehearsed and delivered inspired courage in an entire nation. Churchill’s output was prolific – his complete speeches alone contain over 5 million words. On this special recording, the best and most important of those have been brought together in this historic volume. Using digitally remastered archive recordings, they include: ‘Blood, toil, tears and sweat’ / ‘The Few’ / ‘This was their finest hour’ / ‘We can take it!’ / ‘An Iron Curtain has descended’ / ‘Never give in!’ /...read more

  • Sir Winston Churchill

    Who can forget the words "We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields, and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!" They were uttered in 1940 by one of the 20th century's greatest orators, Winston Churchill, eager to spur on his countrymen in their fight against Nazi Germany. Now the great man's grandson has gathered Churchill's most memorable words, spanning more than half a century, in times of war and in times of peace. Part of Churchill's gift, his grandson writes, was his ability to address his radio listeners "not as unseen masses but as individuals-he envisioned his audience as a couple and their...read more

  • Sir Winston Churchill

    "Painting came to my rescue in a most trying time," Churchill would later write in the 1920s, in essays that would become a small book, Painting as a Pastime. Take a peek inside the mind of a man known mostly for his grit, logic, and drive to find his...read more

  • Sir Winston Churchill

    Sir Winston Churchill was a British statesman, orator, and author who as prime minister rallied the British people during World War II and led Britain to an allied victory. Churchill's 'bulldog' spirit seemed to summarise the mood of the British people even during the bad times, such as Dunkirk, and the inspirational victories, such as the Battle of Britain. His was a brilliant mind, full of wit and intelligence; his oratory brilliance and his admirable style led him to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953. Churchill is quoted in the English language perhaps more than anybody, with the exception of Shakespeare; and as he considered them a shortcut to unending pools of knowledge, he was...read more

  • Sir Winston Churchill

    Sit back and recount the greatest moments in political history! Broaden your knowledge with this title's narrative on political...read more

  • Sir Winston Churchill

    The first in a five-volume set of essential reading that examines the causes of the Great War This, the first in Sir Winston Churchill's five-volume history examining the events and context leading up to the outbreak of World War I from a true insider's point of view, is unsurpassed as both a historical and personal account of the earth-shaking events leading up to the Great War. Churchill's epic series begins in 1911, when Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty, and opens with a chilling description of the Agadir Crisis, and an in-depth account of naval clashes in the Dardanelles-one of Churchill's major military failures. It takes readers from the fierce bloodshed of the Gallipoli...read more

  • Sir Winston Churchill

    As a visionary, statesman, historian, and the most eloquent spokesman against Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill was one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. This is the story of the first thirty years of his life, up to the point where his unique parliamentary career was just beginning. From childhood and his apprentice days at Harrow and Sandhurst we follow him on active service to Cuba, the northwest frontier, Omdurman and the Boer War-including the historic story of his escape from captivity-whilst in the background are his early adventures in politics and literature. "I have tried, in each part of the quarter-century in which this tale lies, to show the point of view...read more

  • Sir Winston Churchill

    This is a collection of a series of journalistic articles written during his travels throughout WWI era Europe that Churchill -- the American author, not the famed British statesman -- published in 1917; the book version came out in 1918. The writing is sharp, straightforward, and rarely sentimental, with loads of local color and occasional humor. (Summary by...read more

  • Winston S. Churchill

    The Great Republic is Sir Winston Churchill's personal vision of American history, from the arrival of the first European settlers to the dawn of the Cold War, edited by his grandson, the historian and journalist Winston S. Churchill. The book is a magnificent retelling of the American story, including some of the best short histories of the   Revolutionary War and the Civil War ever written. The bulk of this book, America's history up to the twentieth century, has until now been found only within Churchill's much longer four-volume A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. The chapters on America from that larger...read more

  • Winston S. Churchill

    Who can forget the words "We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields, and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!" They were uttered in 1940 by one of the 20th century's greatest orators, Winston Churchill, eager to spur on his countrymen in their fight against Nazi Germany. Now the great man's grandson has gathered Churchill's most memorable words, spanning more than half a century, in times of war and in times of peace. Part of Churchill's gift, his grandson writes, was his ability to address his radio listeners "not as unseen masses but as individuals-he envisioned his audience as a couple and their...read more

  • Winston S. Churchill

    Winston S. Churchill; The History Of The Second World War. Volume 4 - The Hinge Of Fate. Although The Grand Alliance was now in place Churchill knew that it would take precious time before it would be able to effectively engage and subdue the enemy. Disaster was upon him almost at once. With the entrance of Japan into the global conflict our Far East possessions were under immediate threat. Singapore and the Philippines fell. In Africa, Rommel took Tobruk. At sea the loss of ships mounted. His task seemed ever greater but his spirit, his resolve, his belief in his peoples ability to overcome the terrible evil of Nazism was unshakeable. Headlines were grabbed with the daring commando raid...read more

  • Winston S. Churchill

    Winston S. Churchill; The History Of The Second World War. Volume 5 - Closing The Ring. As the Allies prepared for the Normandy invasion many war councils were held. At Teheran, the first of the Big Three conferences, decisive steps were taken to ensure this. Discussion was opened as to what shape and form the world would take after the defeat of the enemy. But with 185 divisions ranged against them the primary task was still the prosecution of the war to the unconditional surrender of the enemy. A vigorous debate as to the next stage in the Mediterranean theatre was taken up by Churchill and Roosevelt. Much of this centered on the Americans caution at the lack of landing craft....read more

  • Winston S. Churchill

    Winston S. Churchill; The History Of The Second World War. Volume 6 - Triumph & Tragedy. With the beach landings of June 6th in the greatest amphibious assault ever seen the final phase of the war had begun. Churchill could survey his task with an easier mind. His relationship with Stalin was becoming increasingly more difficult as Stalin's moves replaced one terror with another. Churchill was anxious to move forces through Italy to relieve the military pressure on Normandy and Stalin yet limit the advance of Soviet forces into Central and Eastern Europe. The last major German offensive came in the Ardennes during December 1944. With its repulse their resistance began to melt away. The...read more

  • Winston S. Churchill

    Winston S. Churchill; The History Of The Second World War. Volume 2 - Their Finest Hour. In this short and intense period of the war Churchill's sense of history is profound. 'If the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say this was its finest hour'. In this second volume Britain stands alone in combat against the mortal threat posed to civilisation, liberal democracy and human decency. Between May 1940 and January 1941 the World witnessed some of the most spectacular military victories of all time. The audacity and brilliance of Hitler's Blitzkrieg staggered both France and Britain. The Allies had prepared for a repeat of the entrenched First...read more

  • Winston S. Churchill

    Winston S. Churchill; The History Of The Second World War. Volume 3 - The Grand Alliance. The Blitz continued to rain down on the shell and morale of the Nation's defences. In the cold grey waters of the North Atlantic wolfpacks of enemy U boats hunted down with ruthless efficiency the supply lines that could keep Britain in the war. Through the year the enemy produced many of their grandest victories but Britain was able to stabilise its position in the Middle East although setbacks at the hands of the newly arrived Rommel, the Desert Fox, were encountered in North Africa. But 1941 was to prove strategically decisive; with Hitler's campaign in the Balkans vital time was lost to the...read more

  • Winston S. Churchill

    Winston S. Churchill; The History Of The Second World War. Volume 1 - The Gathering Storm. In the Second World War every bond between man and man was to perish. Crimes were committed by the Hitler regime which find no equal in scale and wickedness with any that have darkened the human record. It was a simple policy to keep Germany disarmed after the struggle of the First World War and the Victors adequately armed in vigilance. But errors were soon made. The tragedy of America's failure to enter the League Of Nations; the weakness and lack of resolution of the Democracies to confront the growing strength, reach and ambition of the Fascist dictators in Germany, Italy and Japan; the...read more

  • Winston S. Churchill

    When the self-proclaimed Mahdi ("Guided One") gathered Islamic forces and kicked the Anglo-Egyptians out of the Sudan, he unleashed a backlash. With the image of the heroic General Charles Gordon dying at Khartoum, the British public was ready to support a war to reclaim the lost territories. And when the political time was right, a British-Egyptian-Sudanese expedition led by the redoubtable Herbert Kitchener set out to do just that. The river involved was the Nile. For millennia, its annual flood has made habitable a slender strip, though hundreds of miles of deserts, between its tributaries and its delta. Through this desolate region, man and beast struggled to supply the bare essentials...read more