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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (375 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Herman Narrator: John Curless Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9781436171106
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In this fast-paced epic, bestselling historian and master storyteller Arthur Herman spotlights two giants of the twentieth century. Gandhi & Churchill shows how their forty-year rivalry revolutionized India and the British Empire, paving the way for a new era. Gandhi championed India’s independence, Churchill the British Empire. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Herman’s book focuses on two imposing figures who epitomized the clash…he has probed beneath the stereotypes…and] tells their stories stylishly and eloquently.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “The rivalry between Winston Churchill and Mohandas Gandhi could hardly have been played for higher stakes. The future of British India hung upon the outcome of their twenty-year struggle…Mr. Herman has researched Gandhi & Churchill meticulously and written it fluently.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • "The perfect summer book…You finish Gandhi & Churchillknowing that you can evaluate the world today, particularly modern India, with more knowledge and insight.”

    USA Today

  • “Set against the backdrop of war and conflict, this brilliant dual biography of strong-willed visionaries locked in a struggle each believed in makes for compelling reading. Arthur Herman has written a masterful and superbly well-researched account of the lives of two men who have had a profound influence on the world in which we live in today that will long stand as a testament to their legacy.”

    Carlo D'Este, author of Patton: A Genius For War and Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life 

  • A Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn Mckendry | 2/5/2014

    " This gave me a much better perspective of the two great personalities that were so different and yet also very much alike. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liza | 1/15/2014

    " I highly recommend this book, great history, great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/5/2014

    " Unfortunately, I didn't finish the book - but that is not because I didn't enjoy it or learn from it. I got through two-thirds of the book and it was recalled to the library. I may pick it up again after it makes its rounds. Fascinating lives and an interesting way to frame the dual biographies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashish | 12/12/2013

    " EPIC BOOK! It brilliantly showcases the greatest of the great Gandhi and Churchill. Its a treat for history lovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty Patil | 12/11/2013

    " A 613 page book that is slow at times. He writes of the common ground and extreme opposite characteristics of these two men,and how they shaped two nations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candy Oosthuizen | 12/10/2013

    " I found it an interesting book. Not a riveting story but a fascinating insight into the lives of these two great historical figures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet C. | 2/10/2013

    " I have always thought of these two men as "good guys" but after reading the book, I'm not so sure if either of them were so good after all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Zimmerman | 8/31/2012

    " Picked this one up too close after finishing my degree. It is on my list to re-read when I am less distracted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley beverly | 8/20/2012

    " A good history for me since my 20th century historical background is lacking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 4/7/2012

    " Interesting book on the parallel lives of Gandhi and Churchill. It also tells of Gandhi's struggle and sacrifice for India's independence from Britain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dad | 1/27/2012

    " A very good and informative book. Not unlike our times, two powerful folk passing often in the night. Had they but talked and worked together...... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 12/5/2011

    " An incredible book that puts Arthur Herman on the level of David McCullough. He couldn't have picked more compelling subjects or made a more thorough case for his thesis. At times, a tad repetitive, but that is a minor complaint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maeve | 4/4/2011

    " This parallel biography centering on India is illuminating of this period and these personalities that influenced it's fate. Gandhi and Churchill had shockingly similar life events and investigating their lives in parallel shifts the perspective and shows us new ideas about these two epic figures. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deborah | 2/26/2011

    " Couldn't get through it. Too boring. Both Gandi and Churchill come off as politically driven with little else driving them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candy | 1/27/2011

    " I found it an interesting book. Not a riveting story but a fascinating insight into the lives of these two great historical figures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 7/18/2010

    " An incredible book that puts Arthur Herman on the level of David McCullough. He couldn't have picked more compelling subjects or made a more thorough case for his thesis. At times, a tad repetitive, but that is a minor complaint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 7/9/2010

    " This gave me a much better perspective of the two great personalities that were so different and yet also very much alike. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 4/16/2010

    " A bit slow and lots of wars/politics and names and unfamilliar Indian words but very detailed and informative. I learned a lot about Gandhi and Churchill which was my intention behind reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/15/2010

    " Fascinating! One authors' point of view but still, much insight into the politics involved and the beginning of the end of The British Empire. India was considered the "Crown Jewel" of The Empire. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brook | 1/25/2010

    " A good enough book, but not the best biography I have read of either man. "

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About the Author

Arthur Herman, visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, is the author of How the Scots Invented the Modern World, which has sold more than half a million copies worldwide. His book, Gandhi & Churchill, was the 2009 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.

About the Narrator

John Curless is a theater, film, and television actor. He has appeared on Broadway in Journeys End, The Sound of Music, and The King and I and off-Broadway in Passion Play, Comic Potential, and The Entertainer. His film and television credits include Vibrations, Ed, and NYPD Blue. His audiobook narrations have been awarded two AudioFile Earphones Awards.