Memoirs of the Second World War

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The quintessential account of the Second World War as seen by Winston Churchill, its greatest leader

As Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1940 to 1945, Winston Churchill was not only the most powerful player in World War II but also the free world's most eloquent voice of defiance in the face of Nazi tyranny. Churchill's epic accounts of those times, remarkable for their grand sweep and incisive firsthand observations, are distilled here in a single essential volume. Memoirs ...

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Overview

The quintessential account of the Second World War as seen by Winston Churchill, its greatest leader

As Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1940 to 1945, Winston Churchill was not only the most powerful player in World War II but also the free world's most eloquent voice of defiance in the face of Nazi tyranny. Churchill's epic accounts of those times, remarkable for their grand sweep and incisive firsthand observations, are distilled here in a single essential volume. Memoirs of the Second World War is a vital and illuminating work that retains the drama, eyewitness details, and magisterial prose of his classic six-volume history and offers an invaluable view of pivotal events of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395599686
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/28/1991
  • Edition description: ABR
  • Pages: 1088
  • Sales rank: 264,475
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) has been called by historians "the man of the twentieth century." Prime Minister of Great Britain (1940-1945), Churchill won the Nobel prize for literature in 1953.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2003

    A great life... abridged???

    The life of Churchill is by no means a boring or uneventful one, and any biography you find would be hard pressed to put it otherwise. I picked up this edition, however, hoping to find some semblance of the original memoirs (admittedly a bit long in length), and found not the concentrated collection that was advertised to me, but the reader's digest adventure version, which hardly stood up to my expectations. In the end I found myself digging around for the originals. If Churchill had wanted an abridged version, he would have written it that way... Churchill was a great lion of a man, he deserves a great lion of a book... this is not it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2000

    Sir Winston S. Churchill: The British statesman that gave the world the term 'The Iron Curtain.'

    Sir Winston Churchill, in my opinion, merits the title of being the most influential person of he Twentieth Century. In his book he not only exhibits his keen historical perspective of the events surrounding WWII, but he also gives the reader insight to his own shortcomings in his attempts to strengthen Britian and avert the impending war. On page 87 he writes, 'Doom marches on.'

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