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In Search of Churchill: A Historian's Journey
     

In Search of Churchill: A Historian's Journey

by Martin Gilbert, David Case (Read by)
 

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"Penetrating...beautifully rounds out and humanizes the character of the greatest statesman of the 20th century."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Gilbert gives us Churchill's vast humanity with the politics largely left out. Readers daunted by the 8,000-odd pages of the official life should start here. They will love it."--The Times of London

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"Penetrating...beautifully rounds out and humanizes the character of the greatest statesman of the 20th century."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Gilbert gives us Churchill's vast humanity with the politics largely left out. Readers daunted by the 8,000-odd pages of the official life should start here. They will love it."--The Times of London

Now in Paper!

This critically acclaimed book tells the story behind one of the greatest biographies of the twentieth century. It also features many intriguing anecdotes not included in the formal biography.

MARTIN GILBERT (London, England) is one of the world's preeminent biographers and historians. In addition to his acclaimed 8-volume biography of Churchill, he is also the author of Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century (available from Wiley).

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Library Journal
Gilbert became a research assistant to Randolph Churchill soon after Randolph began an official biography of his father. After Randolph's death, Gilbert became the official biographer and finished the eight-volume life of Churchill (Winston Churchill: Volume 1, LJ 10/1/66; Volume 8, LJ 10/1/88). The present work is both the story of his research and a look at the more personal side of Churchill than one finds in his official biography. Gilbert has done extensive research on this and other books, using a wide variety of sources. He discusses the work, pleasures, disappointments, and pitfalls involved in historical research. At a time of renewed interest in Churchill, this book serves a dual purpose: it adds to our knowledge of Churchill, and it will either encourage or discourage would-be future historians. Recommended for most libraries.-Marilyn Dailey, Natrona Cty. P.L., Casper, Wyo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736633925
Publisher:
Books on Tape, Inc.
Publication date:
05/31/1996
Edition description:
Unabridged, 9 Cassettes

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Born in London and educated at Oxford, MARTIN GILBERT is one of the world's preeminent biographers and historians. In addition to his universally acclaimed biography of Churchill, he is the author of Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century (Wiley), The Second World War: A Complete History, and Holocaust: The History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War.

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