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The Second World War
     

The Second World War

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by Winston S. Churchill
 

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The definitive, Nobel Prize–winning history of World War II, universally acknowledged as a magnificent historical reconstruction and an enduring work of literature

From Britain's darkest and finest hour to the great alliance and ultimate victory, the Second World War remains the most pivotal event of the twentieth century. Winston Churchill was not

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The definitive, Nobel Prize–winning history of World War II, universally acknowledged as a magnificent historical reconstruction and an enduring work of literature

From Britain's darkest and finest hour to the great alliance and ultimate victory, the Second World War remains the most pivotal event of the twentieth century. Winston Churchill was not only the war's greatest leader, he was the free world's singularly eloquent voice of defiance in the face of Nazi tyranny, and it's that voice that animates this six-volume history. Remarkable both for its sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it begins with The Gathering Storm; moves on to Their Finest Hour, The Grand Alliance, The Hinge of Fate, and Closing the Ring; and concludes with Triumph and Tragedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395349298
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
12/01/1983
Series:
Second World War Series , #6
Edition description:
Chartwell Edition 6-Volume Set
Pages:
151

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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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The Second World War 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible work. Because of Churchill's absolutely unique position during the war and the period leading up to it, you get perspective that you can't get anywhere else. And because he believed in doing everything in writing rather than communicating verbally, he had all the written archives to put this all together. It's hard reading, and it takes forever (each of the six volumes is between 600-800 pages), but if you want to read the definitive work on WWII, this is it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Churchill's first talent was written expression, all his other legendary qualities grew from it. There is no other display of the mistakes made, battles fought, trials endured, and lessons learned from the great conflict. Churchill has made a highly readable evaluation of the war and all of its meaning, making this text indespensible for anyone wishing to understand the world in which we now live.
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