This book truly is an impressive work - exhaustive, detailed, spinning a tremendous picture of the life and times of Winston Churchill from his birth to his years in the wilderness. I have to say, however: 40 hours is a LOT of listening and there are parts - those mostly describing the world as it stood overall - that could definitely stand editing. Yet given this book is 40 hours, and I am remaining engaged all the way through - an impressive accomplishment.
This is a truly remarkable story being told. I would love to see the physical copy of the book, because I would love to see the documentation of sources, but it tells a remarkable tale.
My one quibble with the book is that I wish it had shown greater clarity on the "unintended consequences" and done a better job along the way of showing how totally blind the CIA, Charlie Wilson, and everyone else was in ignoring complete truths about the Afghanis. Had we not armed them - our lives would be much simpler today.
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