If you're a student of WWI you already know that this is the definitive work. There is no University History or Political Science Course that does not start with the opening paragraphs of Guns of August.
If you are NOT a student of the era and wish an introduction there is no better.
An enduring work that is of interest to both the scholar and novice.
A fascinating analysis of the opening chapters of WW2, with Churchill and Hitler facing off.
Analysis maybe too scholarly a term. Very approachable for the both the enthusiast of the period and the novice.
Manchester does such a good job of bringing this period to life it is an excellent listen.
And surprisingly you will also find a few wry smiles in his work.
I enjoyed it better than the first volume, which dealt WSC's younger life. It too is good but not a period I'm truly interested in.
This takes us to up to WSC becoming PM. I don't believe Manchester wrote the 3rd volume where Winston is actually war Prime Minister.
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