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Winston Churchill

John Keegan

"[Keegan is] the best military historian of the world."-Tom Clancy When today's world leaders require inspiration and strength in times of crisis, they often invoke Winston Churchill. The son of a member of Parliament, Churchill, a poor academic student, wanted to be a solider early in life. At this he succeeded brilliantly, fighting fearlessly on the frontiers of the British Empire but eventually being captured. His escape from a South African prison camp led him to national fame and catapulted him into a life of politics. The eminent historian John Keegan charts Churchill's career, examining his steadfast leadership during the catastrophic events of World War II while England was dangerously poised on the brink of collapse. With wonderful eloquence, Keegan illuminates Churchill's incredible strength during this crucial moment in history and his unshakable belief that democracy would always prevail. Keegan looks at Churchill's speeches, which are some of the greatest examples of English oratory, and identifies his ability to communicate his own idea of an English past as the source of Churchill's greatness. He also sheds light on the political climate of Churchill's time. The result is an insightful, sensitive portrait of Churchill, the war leader, and Churchill, the man.

"[Keegan is] the best military historian of the world."-Tom Clancy When today's world leaders require inspiration and strength in times of crisis, they often invoke Winston Churchill. The son of a member of Parliament, Churchill, a poor academic student, wanted to be a solider early in life. At this he succeeded brilliantly, fighting fearlessly on the frontiers of the British Empire but eventually being captured. His escape from a South African prison camp led him to national fame and catapulted him into a life of politics. The eminent historian John Keegan charts Churchill's career, examining his steadfast leadership during the catastrophic events of World War II while England was dangerously poised on the brink of collapse. With wonderful eloquence, Keegan illuminates Churchill's incredible strength during this crucial moment in history and his unshakable belief that democracy would always prevail. Keegan looks at Churchill's speeches, which are some of the greatest examples of English oratory, and identifies his ability to communicate his own idea of an English past as the source of Churchill's greatness. He also sheds light on the political climate of Churchill's time. The result is an insightful, sensitive portrait of Churchill, the war leader, and Churchill, the man.
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"[Keegan is] the best military historian of the world."-Tom Clancy When today's world leaders require inspiration and strength in times of crisis, they often invoke Winston Churchill. The son of a member of Parliament, Churchill, a poor academic student, wanted to be a solider early in life. At this he succeeded brilliantly, fighting fearlessly on the frontiers of the British Empire but eventually being captured. His escape from a South African prison camp led him to national fame and catapulted him into a life of politics. The eminent historian John Keegan charts Churchill's career, examining his steadfast leadership during the catastrophic events of World War II while England was dangerously poised on the brink of collapse. With wonderful eloquence, Keegan illuminates Churchill's incredible strength during this crucial moment in history and his unshakable belief that democracy would always prevail. Keegan looks at Churchill's speeches, which are some of the greatest examples of English oratory, and identifies his ability to communicate his own idea of an English past as the source of Churchill's greatness. He also sheds light on the political climate of Churchill's time. The result is an insightful, sensitive portrait of Churchill, the war leader, and Churchill, the man.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Matthews

Length:

5h 33m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:29


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:09


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:51


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:08


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:16


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:55


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:10


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:16


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:23


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:09


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:48


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:12


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:04


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:25


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:11


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:56


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:04


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:14


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:45


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:45


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:55


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:41


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

01:38


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:45