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Churchill and America

Martin Gilbert

In this stirring book, Martin Gilbert tells the intensely human story of Winston Churchill's profound connection to America, a relationship that resulted in an Anglo-American alliance that has stood at the center of international relations for more than a century. Winston Churchill, whose mother, Jennie Jerome, the daughter of a leading American entrepreneur, was born in Brooklyn in 1854, spent much of his seventy adult years in close contact with the United States. In two world wars, his was the main British voice urging the closest possible cooperation with the United States. From before the First World War, he understood the power of the United States, the "gigantic boiler," which, once lit, would drive the great engine forward. Sir Martin Gilbert was appointed Churchill's official biographer in 1968 and has ever since been collecting archival and personal documentation that explores every twist and turn of Churchill's relationship with the United States, revealing the golden thread running through it of friendship and understanding despite many setbacks and disappointments. Drawing on this extensive store of Churchill's own words - in his private letters, his articles and speeches, and press conferences and interviews given to American journalists on his numerous journeys throughout the United States - Gilbert paints a rich portrait of the Anglo-American relationship that began at the turn of the last century. In Churchill and America, Gilbert explores how Churchill's intense rapport with this country resulted in no less than the liberation of Europe and the preservation of European democracy and freedom. It also set the stage for the ongoing alliance that has survived into the twenty-first century. "This is a fascinating story, straightforward and well told, of one of the 20th century's most important leaders and the critical connection he forged between the world's fading superpower and its rising one."-Publishers Weekly "It is doubtful whether anyone on this planet knows more about the life and times

In this stirring book, Martin Gilbert tells the intensely human story of Winston Churchill's profound connection to America, a relationship that resulted in an Anglo-American alliance that has stood at the center of international relations for more than a century. Winston Churchill, whose mother, Jennie Jerome, the daughter of a leading American entrepreneur, was born in Brooklyn in 1854, spent much of his seventy adult years in close contact with the United States. In two world wars, his was the main British voice urging the closest possible cooperation with the United States. From before the First World War, he understood the power of the United States, the "gigantic boiler," which, once lit, would drive the great engine forward. Sir Martin Gilbert was appointed Churchill's official biographer in 1968 and has ever since been collecting archival and personal documentation that explores every twist and turn of Churchill's relationship with the United States, revealing the golden thread running through it of friendship and understanding despite many setbacks and disappointments. Drawing on this extensive store of Churchill's own words - in his private letters, his articles and speeches, and press conferences and interviews given to American journalists on his numerous journeys throughout the United States - Gilbert paints a rich portrait of the Anglo-American relationship that began at the turn of the last century. In Churchill and America, Gilbert explores how Churchill's intense rapport with this country resulted in no less than the liberation of Europe and the preservation of European democracy and freedom. It also set the stage for the ongoing alliance that has survived into the twenty-first century. "This is a fascinating story, straightforward and well told, of one of the 20th century's most important leaders and the critical connection he forged between the world's fading superpower and its rising one."-Publishers Weekly "It is doubtful whether anyone on this planet knows more about the life and times
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In this stirring book, Martin Gilbert tells the intensely human story of Winston Churchill's profound connection to America, a relationship that resulted in an Anglo-American alliance that has stood at the center of international relations for more than a century. Winston Churchill, whose mother, Jennie Jerome, the daughter of a leading American entrepreneur, was born in Brooklyn in 1854, spent much of his seventy adult years in close contact with the United States. In two world wars, his was the main British voice urging the closest possible cooperation with the United States. From before the First World War, he understood the power of the United States, the "gigantic boiler," which, once lit, would drive the great engine forward. Sir Martin Gilbert was appointed Churchill's official biographer in 1968 and has ever since been collecting archival and personal documentation that explores every twist and turn of Churchill's relationship with the United States, revealing the golden thread running through it of friendship and understanding despite many setbacks and disappointments. Drawing on this extensive store of Churchill's own words - in his private letters, his articles and speeches, and press conferences and interviews given to American journalists on his numerous journeys throughout the United States - Gilbert paints a rich portrait of the Anglo-American relationship that began at the turn of the last century. In Churchill and America, Gilbert explores how Churchill's intense rapport with this country resulted in no less than the liberation of Europe and the preservation of European democracy and freedom. It also set the stage for the ongoing alliance that has survived into the twenty-first century. "This is a fascinating story, straightforward and well told, of one of the 20th century's most important leaders and the critical connection he forged between the world's fading superpower and its rising one."-Publishers Weekly "It is doubtful whether anyone on this planet knows more about the life and times

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

15h 46m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

10:39


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

31:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

28:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

26:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

31:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

24:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

31:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

22:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

23:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

22:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

34:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

27:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:26