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Explore how Churchill went from schoolboy failure to wartime hero.

As a British politician who was well known for serving twice as prime minister for the United Kingdom, and as an infamous war organizer, leader Winston S. Churchill filled his long life with achievements and recognition, plotted throughout every modern history book. Most famously, he led Great Britain into victory over Nazi Germany during World War II in his first run as prime minister, and played an essential role in negotiating peace once the war reached an unsteady end. Commonly, his name is associated as one of the "Big Three", alongside United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin. In unity, the three men helped lead the world to a resolution from the violence and terror that reigned in World War II.

Any general biography of Winston S. Churchill will provide an overview of his greatest achievements, but Churchill had other goals and desires that are often ignored and forgotten. What were they? Churchill had a family - a childhood and children of his own - and a political career that began at a young age. He spoke with and entertained some of the biggest names in the world, within both the political and social realms. How did he interact with Franklin D. Roosevelt? With Mahatma Gandhi? Beneath the accolades and accomplishments lies one important question: Who was Winston S. Churchill out of the spotlight? What were his struggles and personal goals? Was he an average man in some ways? The following audiobook is an outline of Winston S. Churchill's life that not only gives a brief overview of his best-known feats, but also provides a glimpse into who he was as a person.

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Exactly What I Need

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The book essentially is the retelling of the events and facts together with Churchill's impact that made up his life. It is told without undo embellishment because in fact none is needed. Churchill the man was simply exceptional and inspirational and this book properly conveys that to its readers.

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Well Presented

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The biography was well-presented and achieved its purpose; to allow the listener to learn of the man who changed the world during his lifetime. His remarkable achievements as a politician and war time strategist are unparalleled.

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Powerful Insight

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The Author provides a powerful insight into the genius that was Churchill. Few men have lived a more important or more interesting life. It can be argued that through his efforts European civilization was spared decades of Nazi bondage.

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What A Man Churchill Was

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What a brilliant and passionate man. What insight he had about the future. His everyday conversations were filled with unique use of the English language. Everything he did was for his country.

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Winston Churchill

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Churchill was an amazing individual. The author writes in some detail considering the time span involved and never explicitly intrudes with his own opinions. If something Churchill did was good he brings in a complimentary comment from a contemporary.

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Thank You!

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Best book I've read in years. Great history and a great man! Thank you author.

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Fascinating AudioBook

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Tremendous book about a fascinating figure. Well done. Highly recommend for a one volume bio of Churchill.

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History We Should Know

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Interesting information on British system and empire, and how it is managed. Wordy but contains interesting information and facts not available in US history books.

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Good Way To Describe Bio

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This excellent book explains why, in my opinion, Winston Churchill was the most important individual of the 20th century. His leadership during WWII was crucial in the survival of western democracies.

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Amazing Man Amazing History

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An absolutely amazing man. Clearly the Statesman of the 20th Century. Brilliant, eloquent, farsighted and any other adjective you can find to describe a man like Mr. Churchill. A man for the times without a doubt. Another amazing fact is the wealth of documents he found to put this book together.

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Had A Great Time With It

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There have been so many biographies of Churchill but this is one of the best. This author is such a good writer and, though obviously an enthusiast of Churchill, he endures describing impartially on the whole.

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It's Not Controversial

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This wonderful book illustrates why, in my opinion, Winston Churchill was the most influential individual of the 20th century. His leadership during WWII was crucial in the survival of western democracies.

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  • Alan K
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Awesomely Described

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Apparently not interesting enough for the average reader, but for biography devotees or those interested in Churchill, this is a recommended book.

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  • 23-09-17

Can't Stop Listening

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I couldn't stop listening to this book. Most enlightening about a fascinating man.

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  • Johny
  • 23-09-17

Outstanding

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This is an outstanding one-volume study by the famous author of an enormous multi-volume biography of Churchill. It's describing of its subject's life, adventures, and times is highly reliable the author wears his great learning lightly.

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  • Zonnie
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Thanks Author

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I am still listening to this book - so far it is very good and the characters come across well. I am hoping that as I get more into the book the author will start talking about his personal life with his wonderful wife and children.

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  • Peter
  • 23-09-17

Impressive

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Great detail of a full life. An easy understanding with much information particularly for anyone with an interest in history, I love this book.

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  • Ranjeet
  • 23-09-17

Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill was such a major factor in so many of the major events of the first half of the 20th Century! But, even more than studying so many major historical events, this excellent book revealed so much of the personality of this amazing man.

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  • Simmi
  • 23-09-17

Great Opportunity To Read About Churchill

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Having heard of Winston Churchill all of my life, I experienced the opportunity to eventually have a complete biography of this great man's life.

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  • Jacob
  • 23-09-17

Good Job Done

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I liked the author's style of explaining- accurate without judging but sometimes allowing a little juicy tidbit. Also, I have to say, the author taught me a little about the English language in this audiobook.