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Gandhi & Churchill | [Arthur Herman]

Gandhi & Churchill

In this fast-paced epic, best-selling historian and master storyteller Arthur Herman spotlights two giants of the 20th century. Gandhi & Churchill shows how their 40-year rivalry revolutionized India and the British Empire, paving the way for a new era. Gandhi championed India's independence, Churchill the British Empire.
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In this fast-paced epic, best-selling historian and master storyteller Arthur Herman spotlights two giants of the 20th century. Gandhi & Churchill shows how their 40-year rivalry revolutionized India and the British Empire, paving the way for a new era. Gandhi championed India's independence, Churchill the British Empire.

©2008 Arthur Herman; (P)2008 Recorded Books

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    "One of my favorite books"

    Simply outstanding account of two of the most significant figures in the history of the British Commonwealth/Empire

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Kari Nome, AK, United States 05-02-10
    Kari Nome, AK, United States 05-02-10 Member Since 2005
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    "wonderful contrast"

    I really enjoyed learning more about the history of India and Great Britain through the story of these two men's lives. I would love to read more on Gandhi and hope audible will make more titles available about this great man.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Fayetteville, AR, United States 03-28-14
    Jeff Fayetteville, AR, United States 03-28-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Really Well Doneeeee"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Gandhi & Churchill to be better than the print version?

    This is a good book that provides an interesting perspective of the bio of each man and how their lives related to one another as well as to the story of Indian independence. highly recommend!!


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    Sam Motes Tampa 08-21-13
    Sam Motes Tampa 08-21-13 Member Since 2011

    Audible obsessed lifelong learner.

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    "Struggle against colonization"

    Very gripping read on two leaders of their nations and how their stories enter twined with each other to tell an amazing story. The author does a valiant job of staying unbiased but the power of a people striving for self government screamed through to make Gandhi the more compelling and compassionate figure.

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    Andrew Streetsboro, Ohio, United States 03-04-13
    Andrew Streetsboro, Ohio, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    "A long listen but full of interesting history"
    Where does Gandhi & Churchill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoy history so this book was for me. But it does have a lot of detail and seems to come from a British point of view. But overall worth the price of admission if you enjoy history.


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    Christopher SPRING HILL, FL, United States 10-10-12
    Christopher SPRING HILL, FL, United States 10-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "An excellent read"

    I've listened to two books by Arthur Herman and they're both exceptional. If you haven't done so take a listen to Freedom's Forge as well.

    As for this book I greatly enjoyed it. I honestly can say I knew almost nothing except the generic knowledge most Americans have about Gandhi, conversely I knew much more about Churchill. However I learned a great deal about both in this book. If you're concerned that this is a Gandhi vs Churchill book there is no need to worry, this book doesn't demonize one or the other and does a great job of explaining the life and times of each which helps greatly understand why they made the decisions they made. It's not a liberal hackjob, so if you're looking for a Gandhi worship book you'll be disappointed, however the author is very kind towards him in my opinion. His treatment of Churchill is the same from the other side. Overall I think the book is very well balanced and doesn't really inject a lot of opinion, instead it just gives you the story and lets you figure out the message if there is one. Personally I came away from this with pretty strong feelings towards each but I won't share there here since there is no reason to biased someones reading of the same material.

    Overall this is a 5 star book, it's quite long but moves quickly and the reader does an excellent job.

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    Elton Los angeles, CA, United States 08-23-11
    Elton Los angeles, CA, United States 08-23-11 Member Since 2004

    I teach Business, Economics, and English at a university in Tokyo. My interests are in politics, economics, and philosophy. I hold a BA in English Literature, and an MA in Political Science.

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    Why would you write a book about two men whose lives intertwined, but then take sides? Mr. Herman takes every opportunity possible to degrade Gandhi and belittle the man. While I think there is a lot too learn from books such as these, I found the bias against Gandhi throughout the book surprising and the premise of the book a stretch. There are only random cross references between the two. Essentially these are two books sold as one. Think Outcast SpeakerBoxx/Love Below double CD set. I would recommend passing this one up.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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