Now, Churchill has left me hanging as William of Orange readies his forces in the Low Countries. There is considerable coverage of the religious issues of the day. The text derives from Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. The next day, he returned to his beloved Chartwell to work again on the history. Anyway, I now know far more about British history than I did before and, while it's dry in places, I feel like it was a comprehensive and well presented history. About this Item: Cassell, 1970.
The Tudors through 1688, with a dash of America thrown in. Review title: A history of the rulers of the English speaking peoples, you mean In Volume Two of Churchill's classic, the weight of historical documentation starts to tell on the ability of a narrative history like this to encompass its scope, such that even with a much narrowed focus covering just two centuries Churchill is also forced to narrow his scope even further, to basically a history of the rulers; even Shakespeare fails to earn a mention in the index and the text. Gloriana Book V: The Civil War 1. Some light marking and sunning. But Winston's reverence and admiration were endearing.
One thing I did appreciate was that, no matter who he was writing about, Churchill found something good to say. Perhaps to some extent he regarded himself as a personification of that relationship. This level of historical knowledge is assumed by the bard. Marston Moor and Naseby 8. Canadian first edition volumes were issued simultaneously with their British and U. Churchill's use of language is astounding as he is able to draw the reader into the various scenes with portrayals of various personages that stay with one even over dozens of pages. He is writing his history from the position of Prime Minister of his subject, during and just after the time of its greatest emergency, and his family has not just been a subject part of the history, but helped to shape it.
Celebrated as one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, he was also a gifted orator, statesman and historian. This is the quite scarce first Indian edition of Churchill's history of the U. This is a notably clean, jacketed, British first edition set of Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. Over the next two years, three additional volumes appeared. Orange white and green pictorial dust jacket over cloth boards. England was ready to fight but needed someone to provide the leadership and Churchill, the right man and the right time, provided it.
This was a good volume to start with, for me at least, as it covers the period of British history about which I know the least - the 16th and 17th century. I use the term 'English-speaking peoples' because there is no other that applies both to the inhabitants of the British Isles and to those independent nations who derive their beginnings, their speech, and many of their institutions from England, and who now preserve, nourish, and develop them in their own ways. This final of Churchill's great, multi-volume works spawned many single-volume spinoffs in the form of excerpted works that have become collectible in their own right. Oh and there are more wars. Also interesting that every one of Churchill's ancestors once they're raised to nobility is mentioned. You can read A History Of The English-Speaking Peoples: Vol 2 - The New World online or download.
Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. One thing I did appreciate was that, no matter who he was writing about, Churchill found something good to say. Sadly, I have never read them cover-to-cover, but I have enjoyed large sections from each of the volumes. The fourth and final volume appeared in 1958, and was subtitled The Great Democracies. The first draft was completed just before the Second World War, but the work was not completed and published until after Churchill's second and final Premiership, nearly 20 years later. I love the way Churchill writes, and I think for these historical works, he mixes in just the right amount of information with his personal touch and opinions.
It is possible to tell his tale in a favorable light. Instead of Learning from start to finish we learnt the highlights and hopped over loads of stuff. Churchill, the son of and English father and American mother was all English but always believed that those nations whic Winston Churchill was without doubt the greatest man to live in the 2nd millennium A. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. It could so easily have gone the other way. From United Kingdom to U.
The years which seem endless to those who endure them are but a flick of mischance in the journey. He devoted his long public career and his many historical writings, including A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, to preserve and promote the Western way of life. The writing is engaging, but I sometimes get the feeling that there are aspects of what is going on that I do not understand as well as I should because I lack much background in understanding the current system of government in Great Britain. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. Churchill offered to use his middle initial in any works that he authored. Churchill If you are searching for the ebook A History Of The English-Speaking Peoples: Vol 2 - The New World in pdf format, in that case you come onto the right website.
In our experience collector-worthy U. Besides that, reading the work in his voice amuses me to no end Winston Churchill, in his classic energetic yet understandable prose, narrates the history of Britain from the ascension of Henry Tudor at the end of the Wars of the Roses to the crowning of William of Orange in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Others would help rewrite sections of the book that Churchill drafted in the late 1930s. Indeed, Churchill celebrates the creation of the constitutional monarchy and parliamentary system and the kings, queens, and leading nobles who helped create English democracy. Some internal hinge cracking, pages have remained tightly bound. Nothing is more characteristic of the English people than their instinctive reverence even in rebellion for law and tradition. However, the greatest strength of this book is Churchill's unique perspective, himself an historical figure.
The front covers feature a gilt stamped facsimile of Churchill's signature. . This second volume covers quite a bit less in terms of time as well as in page numbers than the first, and Churchill is both better and worse in terms of writing and mood. Overall it does not impact the reading too much, but it might cause a bit of re-reading or intermittent pauses. The fourth and final volume was published on 17 March 1958. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing.