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5.0 out of 5 stars A superb book, 26 April 2013
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This review is from: Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book 2 (Paperback)
It goes without saying that one should start with the first volume, which is also available as a paperback.

This heavy volume contains what was originally written as Volumes 3 and 4 of a 4 volume set. That makes it sound daunting, and the bulk of the book gives that impression.
Nothing could be further from the truth, this book holds you intensely,and it moves effortlessly through the facts and the many documents quoted. The elegance of the writing style of the many period documents quoted is enchanting and often touchingly personal. These quoted documents blend well with the writing style of WSC in the 1930's is a model of elegance and precision, and moves throughout with great charm.
My greatest sadness was to reach the end of the 2 paperbacks, and I found myself unable to put it aside, and read several sections again.
I reached the age of 64 before I read this book, and wish earnestly that I had taken the trouble to do so years ago.
My one slight hesitation in commending this paperback book above all others is that this version is at the very maximum for the size of a paperback, and is unwieldy, and also the illustrations (in this version) are not really good enough for a book of this stature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Work from a Classic Scholar, 6 Sept. 2013
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English literature at it's finest, covering critical times and characters in British and European history. The principal figure is a legend and his life is recounted by his ancestor, also a legend.
Whilst never verbose, the language is expansive, inspiring and educational to the reader; words and expressions are used that have fallen out of general use in our modern age.
Whilst these books deserve to be read diligently, and are best approached by those readers who can devote serious time to them, they remain very readable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding English soldier and character., 12 April 2014
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Marlborough is a man who, in the past, has been vilified by many but this amazing man, as described and researched by that most literate and distinguished writer, Sir Winston Churchill, has now been placed back into his rightful place in history. Churchill is a wonderful penman and this skill, combined with his powers of description and explanation, make these books a wonderful experience and an essential read for those interested in history.
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Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book 2 by Winston S Churchill (Paperback - 14 Jan. 2003)
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