I'm just this guy, y'know?
This is a fascinating history. With the war drums beating, you get to watch the Allies stumbling around trying to avoid war and dropping the ball again and again - again. Being told in the first person and narrated by a guy who sounds (to my naive ears) a lot like Churchill, it is a compelling narrative.
Churchill's view is perforce biased, but it is explicit, analytical, even at times self-deprecating. This title goes on sale every so often, and is an excellent buy.
Looking back to 1930 we might think that it was such a long time ago and something like that would never happen , that we would never allow Hitler to" arm him self up to his teeth" and let him start imperial politics, , people have a funny way of self explaining obvious things ! this book will show you the prelude to WW II from a Sir Winston Churchill point of view !
good book if you like WW II History a must read after this one would be " Blood Lands " by Snyder
Many years ago I read the six volume series from which this four volume series was derived. I had forgotten how wonderful Sir Winston’s writing is. There are many great and classic books on WWII but this should be at the top of anyone’s list that has an interest in the event. Also, the reader is superb.
Highly recommended to anyone interested in WWII. I have just listened to first book and am going to download the next one. Narration is excellent. I would recommend that you familiarize yourself with the map of Europe before you start. The book is from Churchill's / British point of view and though it is very objective, but sometimes you feel that it is biased. It also gives insight into how Hitler operated and how different events in history tie in together.
My reviews are honest. No sugar coating here.
I bought this book on sale and I should had bought it sooner. I'm looking forward of listening to the next book in a few and hope to finish the series by summer/fall.
I have already listened to all of the volumes of" The History of the English Speaking Peoples ". That was wonderful but this is better. Quite extraordinary wr
iting and wonderful narrator. I am thoroughly looking forward to the other 3 books.
Have listened to the available 3 books. All are terrific, and hope the final book gets produced. A critical period in history written beautifully by a key man of that time.