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The Churchill Factor - How One Man Made History

Boris Johnson

From London's inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill's eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own. On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays-with characteristic wit and passion-a man of contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the king to stay out of action on D-Day; he pioneered aerial bombing and few could match his experience in organizing violence on a colossal scale, yet he hated war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was the most famous journalist of his time and perhaps the greatest orator of all time, despite a lisp and chronic depression he kept at bay by painting. His maneuvering positioned America for entry into World War II, even as it ushered in England's post-war decline. His openmindedness made him a trailblazer in health care, education, and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. Most of all, he was a rebuttal to the idea that history is the story of vast and impersonal forces; he is proof that one person-intrepid, ingenious, determined-can make all the difference.

From London's inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill's eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own. On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays-with characteristic wit and passion-a man of contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the king to stay out of action on D-Day; he pioneered aerial bombing and few could match his experience in organizing violence on a colossal scale, yet he hated war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was the most famous journalist of his time and perhaps the greatest orator of all time, despite a lisp and chronic depression he kept at bay by painting. His maneuvering positioned America for entry into World War II, even as it ushered in England's post-war decline. His openmindedness made him a trailblazer in health care, education, and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. Most of all, he was a rebuttal to the idea that history is the story of vast and impersonal forces; he is proof that one person-intrepid, ingenious, determined-can make all the difference.
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Genres:

History

Description:

From London's inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill's eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own. On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays-with characteristic wit and passion-a man of contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the king to stay out of action on D-Day; he pioneered aerial bombing and few could match his experience in organizing violence on a colossal scale, yet he hated war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was the most famous journalist of his time and perhaps the greatest orator of all time, despite a lisp and chronic depression he kept at bay by painting. His maneuvering positioned America for entry into World War II, even as it ushered in England's post-war decline. His openmindedness made him a trailblazer in health care, education, and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. Most of all, he was a rebuttal to the idea that history is the story of vast and impersonal forces; he is proof that one person-intrepid, ingenious, determined-can make all the difference.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Shepherd, Simon Sheperd

Length:

11h 12m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:13


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:24


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:41


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:22


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:11


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:01


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

01:48


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:55


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:48


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:07


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:38


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:32


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:29


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:24


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:06


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:40


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:18


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:45


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:26


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:07


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:58


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:23


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:47


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:08


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:19


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:14


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:32


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

01:56


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:06


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:21


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:33