- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated; 5th ed 2nd impression edition (Nov. 1956)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0304925047
- ISBN-13: 978-0304925049
- Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 16.6 x 3.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 832,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume 2: The New World Hardcover – Nov 1956
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Cassell & Co. Publishers, Fifth edition, Second Impression 1968. The whole book remains in very good condition: dust cover bright with no sign of damage, red cloth hardcover remains bright, text all clean, neat and tight. Prompt dispatch from UK
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In this attempt Churchill succeeds, and these books are a great and very readable story. However, they are coloured by Churchill's own view of the world, his own prejudices and his own ego.
This second volume covers the period from 1485 to 1688. This is an exciting time in English history, covering the reformation, civil war and glorious revolution, three events that have far reaching consequences and shape our lives even today. Churchill has done a great job of distilling it down to a few key episodes, and laying out the sequence of events in a clear fashion. The triumph of the book is the very readable prose, as he intended it is no scholarly, yet boring analysis, but a highly entertaining romp through the events that made this great nation.
This (and the other three volumes) is highly recommended for those with a casual interest in history, and find the usual text books far too dull. Also, anyone who enjoys a good tale will find much to enjoy here. For an authoritative history text I would advise you to look elsewhere.