The Great Republic is Sir Winston Churchill's personal vision of American history, from the arrival of the first European settlers to the dawn of the Cold War. This retelling of the American story includes some of the best short histories of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War ever written. The bulk of this audio program, America's history up to the 20th century, has until now been found only within Churchill's four-volume work, A History of the English Speaking Peoples. The chapters on America from that larger work have been knit together into a whole, and to them Winston S. Churchill has added many of his grandfather's unpublished essays and speeches.
Sir Winston Churchill's renown as a statesman has overshadowed his great gifts as a historian and few subjects were dearer to him than America. The Great Republic is breathtaking in the flash and vigor of its insights. Only Sir Winston Churchill's special perspective on America, his experience as a leader, and his great gifts as a narrative historian could have produced a story that lays out America's history with this audio's special brilliance.
©1999 by Winston S. Churchill; (P)1999 by Random House, Inc.