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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (75 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Gilbert Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781400171934
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In this stirring book, Martin Gilbert tells the intensely human story of Winston Churchill's profound connection to America, a relationship that resulted in an Anglo-American alliance that has stood at the center of international relations for more than a century. Winston Churchill, whose mother, Jennie Jerome, the daughter of a leading American entrepreneur, was born in Brooklyn in 1854, spent much of his seventy adult years in close contact with the United States. In two world wars, his was the main British voice urging the closest possible cooperation with the United States. From before the First World War, he understood the power of the United States, the "gigantic boiler," which, once lit, would drive the great engine forward. Sir Martin Gilbert was appointed Churchill's official biographer in 1968 and has ever since been collecting archival and personal documentation that explores every twist and turn of Churchill's relationship with the United States, revealing the golden thread running through it of friendship and understanding despite many setbacks and disappointments. Drawing on this extensive store of Churchill's own words - in his private letters, his articles and speeches, and press conferences and interviews given to American journalists on his numerous journeys throughout the United States - Gilbert paints a rich portrait of the Anglo-American relationship that began at the turn of the last century. In Churchill and America, Gilbert explores how Churchill's intense rapport with this country resulted in no less than the liberation of Europe and the preservation of European democracy and freedom. It also set the stage for the ongoing alliance that has survived into the twenty-first century. "This is a fascinating story, straightforward and well told, of one of the 20th century's most important leaders and the critical connection he forged between the world's fading superpower and its rising one."-Publishers Weekly "It is doubtful whether anyone on this planet knows more about the life and times of Winston Churchill than his official biographer, Sir Martin Gilbert."-Library Journal Download and start listening now!

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  • “This is a fascinating story, straightforward and well told, of one of the 20th century’s most important leaders and the critical connection he forged between the world’s fading superpower and its rising one.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “It is doubtful whether anyone on this planet knows more about the life and times of Winston Churchill than his official biographer, Sir Martin Gilbert.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam DeVille, Ph.D. | 4/6/2013

    " Gilbert is of course the doyen of Churchill historians and biographers today, and this book is at his usual fine standards. Fascinating and enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annmbray | 7/29/2012

    " Great book. Lots of history told thru the life of an amazing man! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayle | 11/1/2010

    " I love Winnie and find his strength appropriate for today. This book tells of his great love and relationship with America. Did you know that Churchill's mother was American? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayle | 3/18/2008

    " I love Winnie and find his strength appropriate for today. This book tells of his great love and relationship with America. Did you know that Churchill's mother was American? "

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About the Author

Martin Gilbert, one of Britain’s most distinguished historians, was knighted in 1995. A fellow of Merton College, Oxford, he is also the official biographer of Winston Churchill. Among his books are The Holocaust, The Second World War, Churchill: A Life, Auschwitz and the Allies, The First World War, and Never Again.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.