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  • The Churchill Secret KBO

  • By: Jonathan Smith
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Nineteen-fifty-three is synonymous in the British memory with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June. But less well known is what happened in 10 Downing Street on 23 June. With Anthony Eden vying for power, the elderly prime minister, Winston Churchill, must maintain the confidence of his government, the press and the public. But after a diplomatic dinner at which he is in typically sparkling form, Churchill's Italian dining companions are rushed out of the building and his doctor called.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Churchill pulls through one of his toughest trials

  • By CAROLE CONNER on 10-22-17

Churchill pulls through one of his toughest trials

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Reviewed: 10-22-17

Anyone interested in Churchill, the man, will love this look at one of his toughest health crisis seen through the eyes of his competent and caring nurse.

  • On the Move

  • A Life
  • By: Oliver Sacks
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 904

From its opening minutes on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book from a excellent writer

  • By Johan on 05-01-15

I cherish all of his work.

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Reviewed: 10-21-17

Another satisfying read from Oliver Sacks.His forthcoming style never disappoints. His passing was such a loss to his readership.