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    • The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster

    • By: Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,604
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877

    Churchill's history of the Second World War is, and will remain, the definitive work. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant! Only Churchill could have done this.

    • By John M on 10-30-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Birth of Britain

    • A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume I
    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 925
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608

    The English-speaking peoples comprise perhaps the greatest number of human beings sharing a common language in the world today. These people also share a common heritage. For his four-volume work, Sir Winston Churchill took as his subject these great elements in world history. Volume 1 commences in 55BC, when Julius Caesar famously "turned his gaze upon Britain" and concludes with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Birth of Britain

    • By Terry Pettengill on 02-11-07

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Second World War: Alone

    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,038
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037

    "After the first forty days we were alone," writes Churchill. This edition is part two of Churchill's own abridgement of his original six-volume history of the Second World War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the rest of the story

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-13-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Marlborough: His Life and Times

    • By: Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 81 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough (1644-1722), was one of the greatest military commanders and statesmen in the history of England. Victorious in the Battles of Blenheim (1704) and Ramillies (1706) and countless other campaigns, Marlborough, whose political intrigues were almost as legendary as his military skill, never fought a battle he didn't win. Marlborough also bequeathed the world another great British military strategist and diplomat, his descendant, Winston S. Churchill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Long, but what a story!

    • By Elizabeth on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $38.71

    • The New World

    • A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume II
    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347

    Between 1485 and 1688, England became a Protestant country under Henry VIII. His daughter, Elizabeth I, battled for succession and supremacy at home, and the discovery of 'the round world' enabled a vast continent across the Atlantic to be explored. While this new era was spawning the beginnings of modern America, England was engaged in a bloody civil war and sustained a Republican experiment under the leadership of Oliver Cromwell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Churchill series

    • By Elizabeth Weingarten on 08-27-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Second World War: Triumph and Tragedy

    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 941
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 726
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 720

    This volume of Churchill's history ofWorld Ward 2 recounts the dramatic months as the war drew to a close - the normandy landings, the liberation of western Europe, the bombing of hiroshima and Nagaski, and the surrender of Germany and Japan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Always good, occasionally great

    • By John M on 12-15-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Second World War: The Grand Alliance

    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 894
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 888

    Dealing with war on a giant scale, The Grand Alliance focuses on events as Britain, after fighting a desperate battle alone, was joined in the struggle against the enemy by Soviet Russia and the United Sates. Hitler's invasion of Russia brought to an end a period of almost exactly a year during which Britain and her Empire had stood alone. Six months later, the United States, attacked by Japan, joined the war and the Grand Alliance was born.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and Insightful

    • By John M on 11-21-08

    Regular price: $19.71

    • Churchill

    • The Power of Words
    • By: Sir Winston Churchill, Martin Gilbert
    • Narrated by: Fraser Wilson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Winston Churchill understood and wielded the power of words throughout his six decades in the public eye. His wartime writings and speeches revealed both his vision for the future and his own personal feelings, fascinating generation after generation with their powerful style and thoughtful reflection. In this book Churchill's official biographer, Martin Gilbert, has skilfully selected 200 extracts from his entire oeuvre of books, articles and speeches that reflect his life story, career and philosophy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I wish I found this book 10 years ago when I was 21

    • By Brian Schutte on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Never Give In!

    • The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches
    • By: Winston Churchill, Winston S. Churchill - compilation
    • Narrated by: Winston Churchill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Winston Churchill was the most eloquent and expressive statesman of his time. It was as an orator that Churchill became most completely alive, and it was through his oratory that his words made their greatest and most enduring impact. While the definitive collection of Churchill's speeches fills eight volumes, here for the first time, his grandson, Winston S. Churchill, has put together a personal selection of his favorite speeches in a single, indispensable volume.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Great Orator

    • By Jean on 03-30-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 1 - The Gathering Storm

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    In the Second World War every bond between man and man was to perish. Crimes were committed by the Hitler regime which find no equal in scale and wickedness with any that have darkened the human record. It was a simple policy to keep Germany disarmed after the struggle of the First World War and the Victors adequately armed in vigilance. But errors were soon made.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • IT’S ABRIDGED!!!

    • By john byrne on 07-25-18

    Regular price: $11.35

    • My Early Life

    • By: Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510

    One of the classic volumes of autobiography, My Early Life is a lively and colourful account of a young man's quest for action, adventure and danger. Churchill's schooldays are undistinguished, but he is admitted to Sandhurst and embarks on a career as a soldier and a war correspondent, seeing action in Cuba, in India, in the Sudan - where he took part in the battle of Omdurman, of which he gives us a stirring account - and finally in South Africa.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Adventures of a Glow Worm

    • By John on 08-10-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Great Democracies

    • A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume IV
    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249

    The fourth and last volume in Churchill's famous account spans 1815 to 1901. It closes when the British Empire is at its peak, with a staggering one-fifth of the human race presided over by the longest reigning monarch in British history: Queen Victoria.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the Ser

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-06-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 100 Quotes by Winston Churchill

    • By: Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Sir Winston Churchill was a British statesman, orator, and author who, as prime minister, rallied the British people during World War II and led Britain to an allied victory. Churchill's "bulldog" spirit seemed to summarise the mood of the British people even during the bad times, such as Dunkirk, and the inspirational victories, such as the Battle of Britain. His was a brilliant mind, full of wit and intelligence; his oratory brilliance and his admirable style led him to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Phill on 12-28-18

    Regular price: $4.40

    • My Early Life

    • A Roving Commission
    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    This is the story of the first 25 years of Mr. Churchill’s life, up to the point where his unique parliamentary career was just beginning. From childhood and his apprentice days at Harrow and Sandhurst we follow him on active service to Cuba, the North-West Frontier of India, Omdurman and the Boer War (including the historic story of his escape from captivity), while in the background are his early adventures in politics and literature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An entertaining intro to a great man

    • By Suzanne Haraburd on 08-19-10

    Regular price: $23.07

    • This Sceptred Isle Collection 2: 1702-1901

    • The Classic BBC Radio History
    • By: Christopher Lee, Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Peter Jeffrey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The final five volumes from the landmark BBC radio series This Sceptred Isle. Christopher Lee's epic history tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the death of Victoria. This collection includes the original volumes 6-10. 1702-1760: the First British Empire; the reign of George I; Britain's first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole; and the first rendition of Rule Britannia. 1760-1792: the Age of Revolution; the Industrial Revolution begins....

    Regular price: $33.04

    • Winston S. Churchill: The History of the Second World War, Volume 2 - Their Finest Hour

    • By: Winston S. Churchill
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    In this short and intense period of the war, Churchill’s sense of history is profound. 'If the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say this was its finest hour.' In this second volume, Britain stands alone in combat against the mortal threat posed to civilisation, liberal democracy, and human decency. Between May 1940 and January 1941, the world witnessed some of the most spectacular military victories of all time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Buy the Christian Rodska version instead

    • By Mark on 06-20-18

    Regular price: $11.35

    • The Age of Revolution

    • A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume III
    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    This is the third volume in Churchill's famous account. During the long period of 1688 to 1815, three revolutions took place, and all led to war between the British and the French.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Historical Overview of Britain

    • By Lois on 01-30-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Great Contemporaries

    • By: Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Great Contemporaries profiles towering figures ranging from Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Lawrence of Arabia and Leon Trotsky to Charlie Chaplin, H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling and George Bernard Shaw. Written in the decade before Churchill became prime minister, the essays in Great Contemporaries focus on the challenges of statecraft at a time when the democratic revolution was toppling older regimes based on tradition and aristocratic privilege.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Churchill's Pre WWII Fame & Experience on Display

    • By Larry L. Booker on 12-27-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Boer War

    • By: Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    As a young, ambitious soldier, Winston Churchill managed to get himself posted to the 21st Lancers in 1899 as a war correspondent for the Morning Post - and joined them in fighting the rebel Boer settlers in South Africa. In this conflict, rebel forces in the Transvaal and Orange Free State had proclaimed their own statehood, calling it the Boer Republic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of fun for war enthusiats.

    • By David on 08-11-16

    Regular price: $23.75

    • Never Give In: The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches

    • By: Winston Churchill, Winston S. Churchhill - compilation
    • Narrated by: Winston Churchhill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Who can forget the words "We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields, and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!" They were uttered in 1940 by one of the 20th century's greatest orators, Winston Churchill, eager to spur on his countrymen in their fight against Nazi Germany. Now the great man's grandson has gathered Churchill's most memorable words, spanning more than half a century, in times of war and in times of peace.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Warning: this recording is badly flawed!

    • By Michael Moore on 09-28-10

    Regular price: $42.00

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