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The Island Race Audio Download – Abridged

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Churchill's language is wonderful. Very evocative. However, the set is too short. 3 cassettes are not nearly enough to do justice even to a brief history of our glorious islands. If, you do not have a good understanding of events & timelines & people, then this series may confuse you. Some major events are left out and it jumps time periods. But if you can follow along then his prose is remarkable in its fluidity & power. He wisely spends more time expounding on a few well chosen events, bringing those to life. I thoroughly enjoyed it all & I wish it was 3X as long.
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Delighted to have found and been able to purchase a copy of this book in good condition.It is an abridged version of Churchill's 4 volumes of British history. Loved them but sadly they got lost during a country move.
This book is not perfect, rather dry and the editors have sadly cut much of the wit and sparkle of Churchill's writing. Churchill wore his learning lightly and he also loved the country he was writing about. I would imagine socialists would moan, criticise, look for and take offence where none was intended. It should be acknowledged this condensed book reflects a time - approximately 50 years ago when it wasn't a crime to be patriotic. Indeed this book itself is now a part of history.

Worth delving into and a great reference book.
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Extremely good listening. I intend to get the whole series as it is something one can return to again and again.
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