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Winston's War - Churchill 1940-1945

Max Hastings

A vivid and incisive portrait of Winston Churchill during wartime from acclaimed historian Max Hastings, Winston's War captures the full range of Churchill's endlessly fascinating character. At once brilliant and infuriating, self-important and courageous, Hastings's Churchill comes brashly to life as never before. Beginning in 1940, when popular demand elevated Churchill to the role of prime minister, and concluding with the end of the war, Hastings shows us Churchill at his most intrepid and essential, when, by sheer force of will, he kept Britain from collapsing in the face of what looked like certain defeat. Later, we see his significance ebb as the United States enters the war and the Soviets turn the tide on the Eastern Front. But Churchill, Hastings reminds us, knew as well as anyone that the war would be dominated by others, and he managed his relationships with the other Allied leaders strategically, so as to maintain Britain's influence and limit Stalin's gains. At the same time, Churchill faced political peril at home, a situation for which he himself was largely to blame. Hastings shows how Churchill nearly squandered the miraculous escape of the British troops at Dunkirk and failed to address fundamental flaws in the British Army. His tactical inaptitude and departmental meddling won him few friends in the military, and by 1942, many were calling for him to cede operational control. Nevertheless, Churchill managed to exude a public confidence that brought the nation through the bitter war. Hastings rejects the traditional Churchill hagiography while still managing to capture what he calls Churchill's "appetite for the fray." Certain to be a classic, Winston's War is a riveting profile of one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century. From the Hardcover edition.

A vivid and incisive portrait of Winston Churchill during wartime from acclaimed historian Max Hastings, Winston's War captures the full range of Churchill's endlessly fascinating character. At once brilliant and infuriating, self-important and courageous, Hastings's Churchill comes brashly to life as never before. Beginning in 1940, when popular demand elevated Churchill to the role of prime minister, and concluding with the end of the war, Hastings shows us Churchill at his most intrepid and essential, when, by sheer force of will, he kept Britain from collapsing in the face of what looked like certain defeat. Later, we see his significance ebb as the United States enters the war and the Soviets turn the tide on the Eastern Front. But Churchill, Hastings reminds us, knew as well as anyone that the war would be dominated by others, and he managed his relationships with the other Allied leaders strategically, so as to maintain Britain's influence and limit Stalin's gains. At the same time, Churchill faced political peril at home, a situation for which he himself was largely to blame. Hastings shows how Churchill nearly squandered the miraculous escape of the British troops at Dunkirk and failed to address fundamental flaws in the British Army. His tactical inaptitude and departmental meddling won him few friends in the military, and by 1942, many were calling for him to cede operational control. Nevertheless, Churchill managed to exude a public confidence that brought the nation through the bitter war. Hastings rejects the traditional Churchill hagiography while still managing to capture what he calls Churchill's "appetite for the fray." Certain to be a classic, Winston's War is a riveting profile of one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century. From the Hardcover edition.
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A vivid and incisive portrait of Winston Churchill during wartime from acclaimed historian Max Hastings, Winston's War captures the full range of Churchill's endlessly fascinating character. At once brilliant and infuriating, self-important and courageous, Hastings's Churchill comes brashly to life as never before. Beginning in 1940, when popular demand elevated Churchill to the role of prime minister, and concluding with the end of the war, Hastings shows us Churchill at his most intrepid and essential, when, by sheer force of will, he kept Britain from collapsing in the face of what looked like certain defeat. Later, we see his significance ebb as the United States enters the war and the Soviets turn the tide on the Eastern Front. But Churchill, Hastings reminds us, knew as well as anyone that the war would be dominated by others, and he managed his relationships with the other Allied leaders strategically, so as to maintain Britain's influence and limit Stalin's gains. At the same time, Churchill faced political peril at home, a situation for which he himself was largely to blame. Hastings shows how Churchill nearly squandered the miraculous escape of the British troops at Dunkirk and failed to address fundamental flaws in the British Army. His tactical inaptitude and departmental meddling won him few friends in the military, and by 1942, many were calling for him to cede operational control. Nevertheless, Churchill managed to exude a public confidence that brought the nation through the bitter war. Hastings rejects the traditional Churchill hagiography while still managing to capture what he calls Churchill's "appetite for the fray." Certain to be a classic, Winston's War is a riveting profile of one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robin Sachs

Length:

25h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:44


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:37


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:47


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:08


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:32


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:57


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:57


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:49


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:57


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:22


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:04


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:36


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:49


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:29


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:41


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:47


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:57


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:03


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:26


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:23


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:00


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:11


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:16


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:20


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:59


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:59


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:20


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:43


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:23


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:53


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:53


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:03


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:54


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:58


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:27


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:02


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:34


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:34


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:52


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:49


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:02


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:29


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:27


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:24


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:07


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:52


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:12


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:04


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:40


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:15


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:14


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:07


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:18


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:48


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:35


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:27


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:55


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:17


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:25


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:14


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:49


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:04


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:12


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:14


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:07


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:47


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:18


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:02


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:07


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:58


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:33


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:12


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:16


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:57


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:03


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:36


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:21


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:08


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:22


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

08:08


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:44


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:46


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:36


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:19


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:47


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:10


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:33


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:41


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:45


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:53


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:10


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:40


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:55


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:06


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:43


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:56


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:27


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:30


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:45


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:42


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:41


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:09


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:40


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:09


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:08


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:48


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:14


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

07:11


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:08


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:41


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:42


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:07


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:39


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:13


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

07:38


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

07:01


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

06:14


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:18


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

06:53


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

07:05


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

07:41


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:50


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

07:19


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

06:25


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:31


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

06:51


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

08:03


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

07:27


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

06:59


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

07:20


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:44


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

08:03


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

05:48


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

07:12


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

07:14


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

07:54


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

07:54

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