A History of the English Speaking Peoples

A History of the English Speaking Peoples

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by Winston S. Churchill
     
 

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An authoritative survey of the history of English-speaking peoples throughout the world combines intriguing, closely observed biographical profiles—of Alfred the Great, Victoria, Joan of Arc, Lincoln, and other notables—with an account of the key events and issues of the era. The narrative commences fifty-five years before the birth of Christ, when Julius

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An authoritative survey of the history of English-speaking peoples throughout the world combines intriguing, closely observed biographical profiles—of Alfred the Great, Victoria, Joan of Arc, Lincoln, and other notables—with an account of the key events and issues of the era. The narrative commences fifty-five years before the birth of Christ, when Julius Caesar famously “turned his gaze upon Britain,” and concludes in the year 1900. The beginnings of Parliament, the Church, and the monarchy are all analyzed alongside this comprehensive abridgment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616082406
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Edition description:
Abridged Edition
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
531,601
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was prime minister of Great Britain during World War I. Throughout his long and distinguished political career, his writing was prolific. Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.

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History of the English-Speaking Peoples 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
flem_snopes More than 1 year ago
Shame on me I didn't read the fine print when purchasing this book. I was hoping to get the complete, 4-volume set. Sadly, when I received it, I discovered that it was abridged. Wish I could get my money back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very abridged!!! Didn't see it listed this way, except I now can make it out on the picture of the cover of the book. Should have known with Christopher Lee also listed as an author. Don't make the same mistake that I did.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I also missed the"abridged" description of this book. It is more a list of historical dates than a historical story. I recall the four volume of books by the same title is a much more entertaining read. Save your money and don't buy this abridged version.
WWRussell More than 1 year ago
Don't buy this if you are looking for the four volume set.  Like the other two one-star reviewers, I missed the very fine print regarding the abridged edition.  I guess it is better than nothing.  But, no much.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please note: Churchill was prime minister of Britain during World War II (he was in office from 1940 to 1945.