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A History of the English-Speaking Peoples: A New One-volume Abridgement


A History of the English-Speaking Peoples: A New One-volume Abridgement

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    Available in PDF Format | A History of the English-Speaking Peoples: A New One-volume Abridgement.pdf | English
    Winston Churchill(Author) Christopher Lee(Editor)

2000 years of British history told by one of the greatest figures of that history.
New one volume abridgement, now at an unbeatable price.
From Boadicea to Victoria.

A one-volume abridgement of Sir Winston Churchill's famous four-volume history of the English-speaking peoples.

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  • By Forlornehope on 15 December 2014

    This was a really nice surprise. I had never read any of Churchill's prose and was expecting the kind of heavy portentousness of his speeches. His writing is quite the contrary with a light journalistic style and a wry sense of humour. But then, of course, for much of his life he was a successful popular journalist so perhaps I shouldn't have been surprised. The complete set of the "History of the English Speaking People's" is still one of the best summaries of the history of Britain and the United States up until the twentieth century. Some of the earlier periods which rely primarily on archaeological evidence have been overtaken and DNA analysis has changed our view of the, non-existent, waves of immigration. Nevertheless it is a great account and benefits from being written by someone who has experienced political leadership during momentous events.

  • By SPRish on 8 July 2015

    Audio book. Beautifully written and then produced in audio. The orator is superb - and what a pleasure to hear every word and name properly pronounced. (Cf Keith Richards autobiography on audiobook whose US reader murders every proper noun). I cannot judge the historical accuracy but goodness this is a great page turner and WSC prose is never less than a joy to listen to. However, the title should more properly read 'War, Politics and Royalty... and more War'. There is nothing about the English speaking peoples other than them dying in copious amounts as Marlborough et al spill ordinary folks' blood all over Europe. But that's politics.

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