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  • Churchill

  • Autor: Roy Jenkins
  • Sprecher: Robert Whitfield
  • Spieldauer: 38 Std. und 18 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 6

In this magisterial book, Roy Jenkins' unparalleled command of the political history of Britain and his own high-level government experience combine in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Book Well Read

  • Von Thomas Albrecht Am hilfreichsten 26.11.2011

Very enjoyable account of Churchill's life

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 15.10.2017

Roy Jenkins, retired MP, has written a well versed account of the life of Winston Churchill. Detailed but never boring he explores the early life, first and second "Wilderness Years" and the trumendous undertaking of Churchill to save Western civilisation from collapse and Britain from imminent invasion by the Nazi Reich.
Jenkins is aware of all other Churchill biographies and the contents of the Churchill archive and thus can give precision where others chose to focus on actual events instead of giving a partisan account of the events.

A few more chapters on Churchill's last ten years of life would have been desireable, but this is of course well beyond sincere criticism.

Robert Whitfield is an excellent speaker (his Churchill is very close to the original), only the audio quality is just good.