William Manchester
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William Manchester

William Manchester (1902-2004) was Professor of History Emeritus at Wesleyan University. His bestselling books include The Last Lion, a multi-volume biography of Winston Churchill; American Caesar, a biography of Douglas MacArthur; The Death of a President, The Arms of Krupp, and A World Lit Only by Fire.

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    • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3

    • Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
    • By: William Manchester, Paul Reid
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer, Paul Reid
    • Length: 53 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,591

    Spanning 1940 to 1965, this volume picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister - when Britain stood alone against the might of Nazi Germany....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A worthy final volume in a great biography

    • By Mike From Mesa on 11-27-12

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume I: Visions of Glory 1874-1932

    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 41 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,087
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,645

    Winston Churchill is perhaps the most important political figure of the 20th century....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb - Review of Both Volume I & Volume II

    • By Wolfpacker on 01-23-09

    Regular price: $39.99

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

    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Richard Brown
    • Length: 36 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,231

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb - Review of Both Volume I & Volume II

    • By Wolfpacker on 01-23-09

    Regular price: $34.96

    • American Caesar

    • Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 31 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 784
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 604

    Virtually all Americans above a certain age hold strong opinions about Douglas MacArthur....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Honest Portrayal of a Flawed Hero

    • By Wolfpacker on 05-27-12

    Regular price: $34.96

    • A World Lit Only by Fire

    • The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 476
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 279

    From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined by the narrator

    • By Wallen on 02-28-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Arms of Krupp

    • 1587-1968
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 48 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    In this narrative of extraordinary richness, depth, and authority, America's preeminent biographer/historian explored the German national character as no other writer has done....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Where did Chapter Nine go?

    • By Scott on 06-24-17

    Regular price: $45.47

    • The Death of a President

    • November 20 - November 25, 1963
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 33 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy family, to create a detailed, authoritative record of President John F. Kennedy's death, including the days immediately preceding and following the assassination....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History reading

    • By PAUL on 01-08-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Glory and the Dream

    • A Narrative History of America, 1932 - 1972
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 57 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    This great time capsule of a book captures the abundant popular history of the United States from 1932 to 1972....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous book, good narration, bad recording

    • By Paula on 07-10-08

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Goodbye, Darkness

    • A Memoir of the Pacific War
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    This memoir offers an unrivaled firsthand account of World War II in the Pacific....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best war memoir ever

    • By Doug on 05-31-07

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Disturber of the Peace

    • The Life of H. L. Mencken
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    This fine biography of H. L. Mencken tells of how he rose to his unique position as comic genius and pre-eminent critic of American culture....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Revelation

    • By Margaret H on 08-20-10

    Regular price: $25.17

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