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Churchill: A Life, Part 2 (1918-1965) | [Martin Gilbert]

Churchill: A Life, Part 2 (1918-1965)

Churchill: A Life follows Winston Churchill from his earliest days to his moments of triumph. Here, the drama and excitement of his story are ever-present. Martin Gilbert gives us a vivid portrait, using Churchill's most personal letters and the recollections of his contemporaries, both friends and enemies, to go behind the scenes of some of the stormiest and most fascinating political events of our time.
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Churchill: A Life follows Winston Churchill from his earliest days to his moments of triumph. Here, the drama and excitement of his story are ever-present. Martin Gilbert gives us a vivid portrait, using Churchill's most personal letters and the recollections of his contemporaries, both friends and enemies, to go behind the scenes of some of the stormiest and most fascinating political events of our time.

Part 2 takes us from the end of the First World War to Churchill’s death in 1965. Christian Rodska reads the second part of Martin Gilbert’s epic, definitive biography of Winston Churchill.

©1991 Martin Gilbert (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    John D. Wechter 04-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting and compelling"

    Superb narrator. Exciting and energetic narrative. Account of Churchill politically illuminating but some lack of complexity in regard to components of his personality and the historical events to which he devoted himself.

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    kieran brisbane, Australia 06-08-12
    kieran brisbane, Australia 06-08-12 Member Since 2013
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    "The second installment of a really enjoyable work"

    Like the first book in this series part 2 was a really enjoyable and enlightening book. Once again it was probably a little slanted towards Churchill and showed very few of his faults.
    It also covered everything after the end of WW2 quite quickly, despite Churchill being opposition leader for some time and then Prime Minister again.

    Overall a really good listen

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  • Tim
    3/10/15
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    "Outstanding - Brings Churchill to life."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Fascinating life, I would definitely recommend it.


    Which character – as performed by Christian Rodska – was your favourite?

    Christian Rodska is uncanny in the way he portrays Churchill.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I felt it difficult to put down, but looked forward to every new sitting.


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  • ROBJOHN
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    "Churchill"

    A very good read showing how Churchhill's life developed, culminating in his leadership throughout World War II.

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