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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (65 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Lukacs Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On May 13, 1940, Winston Churchill stood before the House of Commons to deliver his first speech as Prime Minister. Europe was in crisis: Three days earlier, Germany had invaded France and the Low Countries. Facing only feeble resistance, Hitler’s armies were rapidly sweeping westward. Churchill had little support within the British government when he rose to address it that day. He lacked confidence, both in himself and in his ability to lead his nation to victory, for he recognized far earlier than most the military genius of Adolph Hitler, and the potency of the German military. In Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat, the eminent historian and master storyteller John Lukacs recreates this pivotal moment in world history, and reveals Churchill as he has rarely been seen before: as a man both unsure of himself and deeply fearful of his nation’s defeat. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Churchill was a word-spinner if genius…A splendid anthology.”

    Sunday Telegraph

  • “John Lee's bright, eloquent, and briskly paced narration gives just the right feel to this production.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 4/16/2013

    " There was a lot of history covered that I was not aware of. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeffrey | 3/7/2013

    " interesting book about the monthes of May through September 1940 in England during the second world war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Djdee | 2/22/2013

    " I enjoy anything about churchill.Big fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 11/21/2012

    " Interesting read. All about the ascendancy of Churchill to power in 1940 and the speech he gave and it's impact on the war. "

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