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ISBN10: 0395410576
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'Churchill\'s six-volume history of World War II — the definitive work, remarkable both for its sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, universally acknowledged as a magnificent historical reconstruction and an enduring work of literature. From Britian\'s darkest and finest hour to the great alliance and ultimate victory, the Second World War remains the pivotal event in our century. Churchill was not only its greatest leader, but the free world\'s most eloquent voice of defiance in the face of Nazi tyranny. His epic account of those times, published in six volumes, won the Nobel Prize in 1953.'

Synopsis:

The New York Public Library, in looking back on the greatest books of the past century, called Churchill's history "monumental" and said that the author "drew upon thousands of his own memoranda and documents in British archives, but in the end, this epic is structured on his personal experiences and expresses his courage and astonishing self-confidence."

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Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) has been called by historians "the man of the twentieth century." Prime Minister of Great Britain (1940-1945), Churchill won the Nobel prize for literature in 1953.

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Gold Gato, February 8, 2013 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
Mr. Churchill was a trip. Truly a one-of-a-kind giant who helped save the world, yet was able to write about his struggles with effortless aplomb. It must have been the merging of his English and American blood, bringing the best together. This is the third volume of his WWII saga, and it is marvelous. Whether he is fretting about Great Britain fighting by itself while waiting for Roosevelt or slinging dry-witted remarks left and right, this book was a wonderful read.

"The total casualties...were two chickens."

This is a long read and perfect for the reader who not only wants the details on the war, but also for the reader who wants to be entertained. Even the memorandums that Churchill wrote to his staff throughout the war are perfect templates for anyone writing memos in today's business climate...short, crisp, yet worthy. His descriptions of all the world players he met (Harry Hopkins was a "crumbling lighthouse") are such that after you read them, you go back with a double take.

"They said it was only a ground shark; but I was not wholly reassured. It is as bad to be eaten by a ground shark as by any other."

Using his own words, I guess Mr. Churchill was "builded rightly".

Book Season = Winter (hard to complain about snow compared to the Blitz)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395410578
Foreword:
Keegan, John
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Foreword by:
Keegan, John
Foreword:
Keegan, John
Author:
Churchill, Winston S.
Author:
Churchill, Winston
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Campaigns
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
Subject:
Churchill, Winston
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Second World War
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
May 1986
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
848
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 x 1.5 in 1.37 lb

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The New York Public Library, in looking back on the greatest books of the past century, called Churchill's history "monumental" and said that the author "drew upon thousands of his own memoranda and documents in British archives, but in the end, this epic is structured on his personal experiences and expresses his courage and astonishing self-confidence."
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