Thoughts and Adventures by Winston Churchill audiobook

Thoughts and Adventures

By Sir Winston Churchill
Read by Barnaby Edwards

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
10.61 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781721344185

This wide-ranging collection of essays allows the contemporary listener to grasp the extraordinary variety and depth of the statesman’s mature thoughts on questions, both grave and gay, facing modern man. Churchill begins by asking what it would be like to live your life over again and ends by describing his love affair with painting. In between he touches on subjects as diverse as spies, cartoons, submarines, elections, flying, and the future. Reading these essays, originally dictated late at night in the 1920s in his study as the ‘pot-boilers’, first published in magazines and newspapers, by which he was able to support his family and live like a lord without inherited wealth, is like being invited to dinner at his country seat at Chartwell, where the soup was limpid, Pol Roger champagne flowed, the pudding had a theme, and Churchill entertained lucky visitors with vivid conversation, dominated by himself.

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This wide-ranging collection of essays allows the contemporary listener to grasp the extraordinary variety and depth of the statesman’s mature thoughts on questions, both grave and gay, facing modern man.

Churchill begins by asking what it would be like to live your life over again and ends by describing his love affair with painting. In between he touches on subjects as diverse as spies, cartoons, submarines, elections, flying, and the future.

Reading these essays, originally dictated late at night in the 1920s in his study as the ‘pot-boilers’, first published in magazines and newspapers, by which he was able to support his family and live like a lord without inherited wealth, is like being invited to dinner at his country seat at Chartwell, where the soup was limpid, Pol Roger champagne flowed, the pudding had a theme, and Churchill entertained lucky visitors with vivid conversation, dominated by himself.

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Author Bio: Sir Winston Churchill

Author Bio: Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874–1965), an author, artist, war correspondent, and politician, is best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. After a brief but eventful army career, Churchill became a member of Parliament in 1900, launching a political career that spanned more than sixty years. He served as prime minister from 1940–1945 and from 1951–1955. His numerous honors include the Nobel Prize in Literature, knighthood, and receiving honorary citizenship of the United States from President Kennedy in 1963.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English