A Life of Churchill at War, 1874-1945
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (30.07 hours)
Product Number: Z100094901
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483078175
Narrator/s: Tom Weiner
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Carlo D'Este's brilliant biography examines Winston Churchill through the prism of his military service as both a soldier and a warlord: a descendant of Marlborough who, despite never having risen above the rank of lieutenant colonel, came eventually at age sixty-five to direct Britain's military campaigns as prime minister and to defeat Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito for the democracies. Even though Churchill became one of the towering political leaders of the twentieth century, his childhood ambition was to be a soldier. Warlord explores Churchill's strategies behind the major military campaigns of World War I and World War II-both his dazzling successes and disastrous failures-while also revealing his tumultuous relationships with his generals and other commanders, including Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Author(s): Carlo D'Este
Original Publish Date: Jul 02, 2009

Professional reviews

"Starting with young Winston's love of toy soldiers, Carlo D'Este proposed to examine the military aspects of Churchill's later life. He fails to separate the warrior from the statesman but successfully deals with one of the most complex men of recent times. With eloquent prose and an abundance of anecdotes, he imparts insights into Churchill's character. One cannot say that the strong bass voice of narrator Tom Weiner stays in the background, but his consistency of speech permits listeners to focus on the rich language and details of British history. Although Wiener's treatment abounds with nuance and expression, he avoids mimicking Churchill's famous speaking voice. No rosy portrait of the PM emerges, but the complex character depicted will allow readers to form their own opinions. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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