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Churchill: History in an Hour

Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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Summary

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour

Sir Winston Churchill was a soldier, journalist, writer, Nobel Prize winner and, above all, a leader. Conservative then Liberal then Conservative again, his political instincts won him a sustained career at the summit of British government, while his resolve and politics of personality made him broadly regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century.

With his early radicalism, bold decisions regarding the Gold Standard and Iron curtain analysis, Churchill was, for many, a highly controversial figure. For others, he was Britain's finest Prime Minister.

From his career as a young army officer - serving in British India, The Sudan, and the Second Boer War, in which he won fame as a war correspondent - to his later pursuits as a historian, a writer, and an artist, Churchill: History in an Hour is the perfect guide to the colourful, long and varied life of a historic titan.

©2014 Andrew Mulholland (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Critic reviews

“If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past.” (Dominic Sandbrook)
“The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History in an Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age. Colley writes in an attractively readable style, and manages to convey the huge story that is WWII in a logical and accessible manner” (Andrew Roberts, Bookseller)
“This is genius” (MacWorld.com)

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Interesting overview

You can't cover even a fraction of Churchill's life in 115 minutes, but this is an interesting top-level view and a good launch point to help decide you want to know more!

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An introductory hour to Winston Churchill

The book is great for people who are looking for a quick introduction to Winston Churchill. Perfect for deciding whether one would like to pursue further readings about this controversial character.

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This is how you can get to know Churchill

It isn’t easy to write about a multi-faceted man like Churchill in a small book. It needs a lot of research to follow up on a life such as Churchill’s. I feel indebted to this book for allowing me to understand and know Churchill as a leader and as a person.