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The Second World War, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm Paperback – 9 May 1986
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"It is our immense good fortune that a man who presided over this crisis in history is able to turn the action he lived through into enduring literature." The New York Times
THE GATHERING STORM is the first volume of Sir Winston Churchill's definitive account of the Second World War. Reissued with a new cover to commemorate the 50th aniversary of his death. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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There were a couple of surprises for me, I hadn't realised he was so old at the time, and I hadn't realised that the USA had a hundred aircraft carriers by the end of the war.
Composed in a rather gushing 19th century style of English, which sounds a little foreign to 21st century ears, Churchill tells a riveting story. This book that can easily be read in a few days.
However, this e-book had one big flaw, which almost spoilt my reading of it. How an ebook is prepared and published, I'm not sure. Presumably the an original copy is scanned by a machine and transferred into a format that can publish it via the Internet. In this book, and I haven't finished it yet, the pages are littered with errors, to the point that it stops your flow as you have to sit there and work out what the word should be. To give an example; the word 'Une' cropped up. Eventually, I realised that the word that should be there was 'line'. The capital 'U' was in fact, 'li'.
It may seem to be a petty complaint, but these types of errors are there in great numbers. The worst I've come across in the ebooks that I've read so far.
tried to ignore it whilst Hitler and his gang gobbled up other countries and got away with it.The few would never have
been so few if we had armed ourselves properly and faced up to reality. Fascinating and well written,Churchill's famous
book deserves to be read.