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Andrew

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  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume II: Alone, 1932-1940

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By William Manchester
    • Narrated By Richard Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (533)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
    (328)

    This second volume in William Manchester's three-volume biography of Winston Churchill challenges the assumption that Churchill's finest hour was as a wartime leader. During the years 1932-1940, he was tested as few men are. Pursued by creditors (at one point he had to put up his home for sale), he remained solvent only by writing an extraordinary number of books and magazine articles.

    Andrew says: "Worth it"
    "Worth it"
    Overall

    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.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • The Duel: The 80-Day Struggle Between Churchill and Hitler

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By John Lukacs
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    This is a day-by-day account of the 80-day struggle in 1940 between Hitler, poised on the edge of absolute victory, and Churchill, threatened by imminent invasion and defeat.

    Andrew says: "Extremely interesting"
    "Extremely interesting"
    Overall

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Guns of August

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1290)
    Performance
    (724)
    Story
    (714)

    In this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, historian Barbara Tuchman brings to life the people and events that led up to World War I. This was the last gasp of the Gilded Age, of Kings and Kaisers and Czars, of pointed or plumed hats, colored uniforms, and all the pomp and romance that went along with war. How quickly it all changed...and how horrible it became.

    Mike From Mesa says: "Wonderful"
    "The definitive work"
    Overall

    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.

    27 of 29 people found this review helpful

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