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- Publisher: Classic Collection; MP3 Una edition (31 Mar. 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1491574194
- ISBN-13: 978-1491574195
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 17.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,676,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The World Crisis 1911-1918, Part 2: 1915 MP3 CD – 31 Mar 2015
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""The World Crisis" is at once an outstandingly readable history of the First World War -- the seminal drama of modern times -- and an eyewitness account, especially of its opening years. Whether as a statesman or an author, Churchill was a giant; and "The World Crisis" towers over most other books about the Great War."
-- David Fromkin, author of "A Peace to End All Peace"
"Winston Churchill's personality suffuses "The World Crisis," not only in its arguments but also in its masterful prose. The book, however, aspires to be even more than that -- a general history of the war that shaped the twentieth century as well as the attitudes of one of the century's most powerful personalities."
-- Hew Strachan, author of "The First World War"
"The World Crisis is at once an outstandingly readable history of the First World War -- the seminal drama of modern times -- and an eyewitness account, especially of its opening years. Whether as a statesman or an author, Churchill was a giant; and The World Crisis towers over most other books about the Great War."
-- David Fromkin, author of A Peace to End All Peace
"Winston Churchill's personality suffuses The World Crisis, not only in its arguments but also in its masterful prose. The book, however, aspires to be even more than that -- a general history of the war that shaped the twentieth century as well as the attitudes of one of the century's most powerful personalities."
-- Hew Strachan, author of The First World War
"In this remarkable work, Churchill, as a maker and a writer of history, explores the confusions and complexities of World War I, eerily foreshadowing the later global struggle he would fight alongside Franklin Roosevelt. In a new century, the book remains essential reading, as fresh and compelling as ever, for the central issue it addresses -- how a free people should chart their way through a world of conflicting interests -- is always with us."
-- Jon Meacham, bestselling author of Franklin and Winston --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Sir Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two occasions, from 1940-1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Celebrated as one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, he was also a gifted orator, statesman and historian. The author of more than 40 books, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and in 1963 was made an honorary citizen of the United States. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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He, naturally, spends much effort to defend the wisdom of the idea behind the Dardanelles campaign, while denouncing its excecution. The failure of this campaign cost Churchill his job and his reputation; a blow from which a lesser man would never have recovered.
The book is scholarly without being dry. The language is stirring and moving yet avoids obvious clichés. An obligatory read for anyone interested in the war which gave us the Europe we know today.
As 1st Lord of the Admiralty, a (temporary) officer at a Western Front battalion HQ, then Minister of Munitions, Churchill's account is a must. He was there, he made key decisions and then took the blame for them, he was closely involved with Fisher, Lloyd George, Geddes and the rest. We get his opinions and personality coming through as well as well-chosen and well-presented facts and figures. Above all he is a good read: you don't always realise this till you try flatter, more detached, and less colourful accounts such as Marder's.
The Penguin Classic gives us about two-thirds of this, but I prefer the originals, even if they take up more shelf space.
"If only the Generals had not been content to fight machine-gun bullets with the breasts of gallant men, and think that this was waging war."
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I have read the first 2 volumes, both kept my interest to the very last page. This was no different. Churchill`s command of the English language is unsurpassed.Published 6 months ago by Brian Coyle
Very well presented and written, not as difficult to read and follow as I had expected.Published 9 months ago by Graham Yates
The Great War, how it was fought and why by the greatest ever Briton. Majestic, magnificent and written in prose unrivalled by those who came after him.Published 15 months ago by Ed Harvey
I've read "The Second World War", an abridged volume of Churchill's original six volumes, covering this period - Churchill himself abridged it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mr. E. N. Griffiths
As with earlier volumes a terrific read - full of detail but also fascinating insight into the thinking and personality of WSC.Published 19 months ago by Brian G. Muirhead
I cannot download this book onto my Kindle and Kindle help does not work.
A waste of money.
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How much of this needs to be taken with a grain of salt I don't know - but it's well written and a great readPublished on 31 Mar. 2015 by Eamonn Quinn
World War 1 as Churchill saw it. Imperial British history at its most eloquent.Published on 7 Feb. 2015 by Augustus Germanicus