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Young Titan - The Making of Winston Churchill

Michael Shelden

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In modern memory, Winston Churchill remains the man with the cigar and the equanimity among the ruins. Few can remember that at the age of 40, he was considered washed up, his best days behind him. In Young Titan, historian Michael Shelden has produced the first biography focused on Churchill’s early career, the years between 1901 and 1915 that both nearly undid him but also forged the character that would later triumph in the Second World War.Between his rise and his fall, Churchill built a modern navy, experimented with radical social reforms, survived various threats on his life, made powerful enemies and a few good friends, annoyed and delighted two British monarchs, became a husband and father, took the measure of the German military machine, authorized executions of notorious murderers, and faced deadly artillery barrages on the Western front. Along the way, he learned how to outwit more experienced rivals, how to overcome bureaucratic obstacles, how to question the assumptions of his upbringing, how to be patient and avoid overconfidence, and how to value loyalty. He also learned how to fall in love. Shelden gives us a portrait of Churchill as the dashing young suitor who pursued three great beauties of British society with his witty repartee, political f lair, and poetic letters. In one of many never-before-told episodes, Churchill is seen racing to a Scottish castle to prepare the heartbroken daughter of the prime minister for his impending marriage.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Curless

Length:

14h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

30:58


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

33:03


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

31:38


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

30:47


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

30:08


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

33:38


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

36:46


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

27:33


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

30:47


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

25:31


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

26:02


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

28:09


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

25:47


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

26:22


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

29:46


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

26:03


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

29:53


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

37:20


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

36:30


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

33:14


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

33:14


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

39:07


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

31:18


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

37:20


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

26:56


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

30:06


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

48:37


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

05:09


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

01:47