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Publisher's Summary

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. From intimate memories of his childhood to his contributions to half a century of debates on war and social policy, we see how Churchill used words for different purposes: to argue for moral causes; to advocate action in the national and international spheres; and to tell of his own struggles, setbacks and achievements.

Martin Gilbert's informed choice of extracts and his illuminating explanations linking them together create a compelling biography of Churchill as recounted in the great man's own inimitable words.

©2012 Estate of Winston S. Churchill and Martin Gilbert (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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I wish I found this book 10 years ago when I was 21

Love this book! Churchill is one of my new favorites of all time. Listened to this book 10 times already!

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Selected writings and speeches revealing the soul of Churchill

With some hiccups of wrong words, mispronunciations, and repeated sentences, Fraser Wilson posses a fine, gravely, round and baritone British voice well suited to performing these speeches and writing. He is well paced and sensitive which enlivens character and soul of Churchill throughout his long career in public life.

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  • 09-13-21

Oh for His Leadership

He made his living with words, he was a fearless and brave man in his own military service and he alone salvaged the world from tyranny. Listening to his words now is so inspiring.

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The Power of Words

Churchill was brilliant in shaping the world's history and the future of the British Empire. Through his writings and speeches, he used his pen and tounge to convey his messages. This book tells you about the power of words!

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An unparalleled Giant of intellect, statesmanship and wordsmithing

Much can be learned from Winston Churchill’s prescient thoughts as they applied to both his times and ours. If his speeches were a required course in schools today, the world would be a much better place.
This book not only takes you through the history of two world wars, his thoughts tend to give you a deeper perspective of life. This is one of the most important books that I have listened to and will surely revisit it again as there is a great deal to learn.

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History is to be remembered, not forgotten

The things that you will hear in this audio will not be easily forgotten, and that’s how teaching history should be... So we don’t forget.

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I loved listening to this! Churchill's best!

If you are a fan of Churchill or great Statemen this is for you. I'll definitely be listening to it again!!

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  • 12-11-20

worst book ever

complete crap, waste of a credit and my time. Not worth reviewing this complete drissle.