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3.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 53.79 out of 5 3.79 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Keegan Narrator: Richard Matthews Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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The eminent historian John Keegan charts Churchill's career, following his steadfast leadership during the catastrophic events of World War II while England was dangerously poised on the brink of collapse. With wonderful eloquence, Keegan illuminates Churchill's incredible strength during this crucial moment in history and his unshakable belief that democracy would always prevail.

Keegan looks at Churchill's speeches, which are some of the greatest examples of English oratory, and identifies his ability to communicate his own idea of an English past as the source of Churchill's greatness. He also sheds light on the political climate of Churchill's time. The result is an insightful, sensitive portrait of Churchill the war leader and Churchill the man. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 sima | 2/18/2014

    " This reads more like a history book than a biography. It would've been richer if more personal. Nonetheless an interesting history! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Othon Leon | 2/15/2014

    " Mr. Keegan did a good job IMHO, but he seems to me more of a historian than a great biographer... I loved this book because it's an acceptable "short version" of W. Churchill's life... for a first timer interested in this biography I recommend it, no doubt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel Kukwa | 2/7/2014

    " As a short get-to-know-you bio, it's deftly handled, and opens with a wonderful introductory essay about Churchill's greatness. That said, I find it gives short-shrift to his post-war life and career, which I personally find as fascinating as his early life. Still, in something this short, I suppose you can't ask for everything...but I do nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 2/2/2014

    " Did not contain all that I had heard about Churchill as he was growing up. It is a short quick read of a brilliant man who was at the right place at the right times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom Carter | 1/15/2014

    " This is a fine introductory biography, but it really doesn't serve the man justice. Churchill, love him or hate him. is too complex a personality to adequately summarize in a 200 page biography. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yago de Artaza Paramo | 1/10/2014

    " Good short biography. A good read to get to know WC without reading those huge volumes the Brits like to write. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly Baird | 11/24/2013

    " I love history and biographies but don't often read them. I appreciated this one because it was short, well-documented and showed both his military and political careers as well as his personal life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 London | 10/28/2013

    " The Shelf: Accepted, until further notice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kai | 8/4/2013

    " a concise and insightful look into the life of a man who changed the course of history. Well written pocket guide if you will. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 7/13/2013

    " Short, very effective summary of Churchill's career. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 6/28/2013

    " Total boss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Collin | 4/5/2013

    " A good, short biography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirk Bower | 12/30/2012

    " For a short book Keegan slams home alot of history. Read this and you will see why Keegan is one of my favorites. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jon | 7/7/2012

    " If you only have time in your life for 200 pages on Churchill, I guess this is it. After reading it, it's way too little for me. I've ordered Gilbert's biography. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 5/30/2012

    " The second half dwells on the war and speculates as to Churchill's motives in strategic decisions, which is interesting but drier than the first half. Very interesting man and an interesting book, worth the read, which is quick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Curtiss | 5/25/2012

    " A revelation of the author's rediscovery of Britain's Prime Minister, through his wartime speeches. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 5/24/2012

    " A perfect, easy to read book for those who feel under educated about the life and times of Churchill. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 4/6/2012

    " Good book on Churchill. Very in depth, yet not boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gevon Taylor | 3/5/2012

    " I learned that Winston Churchill had many struggles in his rise to power and rank in the European government as a man. It was genuinely one of the most inspiring books I have read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lissette | 1/17/2012

    " very interesting bio "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Micah | 7/27/2011

    " I didn't really know anything about Churchill and now, because of this book, I feel like I have a great solid knowledge base about this great man who brought WWII victory for the Allies. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 7/21/2011

    " Acceptable summary of Churchill's life. Much better books out there on Churchill, of course. Keegan is better as a historian than as a biographer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 3/16/2011

    " Good book on Churchill. Very in depth, yet not boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gevon | 12/20/2009

    " I learned that Winston Churchill had many struggles in his rise to power and rank in the European government as a man. It was genuinely one of the most inspiring books I have read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Micah | 4/4/2009

    " I didn't really know anything about Churchill and now, because of this book, I feel like I have a great solid knowledge base about this great man who brought WWII victory for the Allies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jon | 2/3/2009

    " If you only have time in your life for 200 pages on Churchill, I guess this is it. After reading it, it's way too little for me. I've ordered Gilbert's biography. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/7/2009

    " The second half dwells on the war and speculates as to Churchill's motives in strategic decisions, which is interesting but drier than the first half. Very interesting man and an interesting book, worth the read, which is quick.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 8/23/2008

    " I love history and biographies but don't often read them. I appreciated this one because it was short, well-documented and showed both his military and political careers as well as his personal life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Curtiss | 3/21/2008

    " A revelation of the author's rediscovery of Britain's Prime Minister, through his wartime speeches. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 3/4/2008

    " Oct. 29, 2003
    Mar. 23, 2010 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 1/25/2008

    " A perfect, easy to read book for those who feel under educated about the life and times of Churchill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 12/8/2007

    " There is no doubt, whatsoever that Churchill made the correct critical decisions at the right time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 7/21/2007

    " Acceptable summary of Churchill's life. Much better books out there on Churchill, of course. Keegan is better as a historian than as a biographer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ethan | 3/6/2007

    " Too much personal bio and not enough political, but interesting tale of Churchill’s unremarkable life until he steps into political office. "

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About the Author
Author John Keegan

John Keegan is the defense editor of the Daily Telegraph (London) and Britain’s foremost military historian. He is the author of many bestselling books, including The First World War, Intelligence in War, and The Battle for History. He lives in Wiltshire, England.