Oblivion or Glory by David Stafford audiobook

Oblivion or Glory: 1921 and the Making of Winston Churchill

By David Stafford
Read by Gerard Doyle

Blackstone Publishing 9780300234046
10.69 Hours Unabridged
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An engaging and original account of 1921, a pivotal year for Winston Churchill that had a lasting impact on his political and personal legacy After the tragic consequences of his involvement in the catastrophic Dardanelles Campaign of World War I, Churchill’s political career seemed over. He was widely regarded as little more than a bombastic and unpredictable buccaneer until, in 1921, an unexpected inheritance heralded a series of events that laid the foundations for his future success. Renowned Churchill scholar David Stafford delves into the statesman’s life in 1921, the year in which his political career revived. From his political negotiations in the Anglo-Irish treaty that created the Irish Free State, to his tumultuous relationship with his “wild cousin” Clare Sheridan, sculptor of Lenin and subject of an MI5 investigation, this broad account explores the nuances of both Churchill’s private and public lives. This is an engaging portrait of this overlooked yet pivotal year in the great man’s life.

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An engaging and original account of 1921, a pivotal year for Winston Churchill that had a lasting impact on his political and personal legacy

After the tragic consequences of his involvement in the catastrophic Dardanelles Campaign of World War I, Churchill’s political career seemed over. He was widely regarded as little more than a bombastic and unpredictable buccaneer until, in 1921, an unexpected inheritance heralded a series of events that laid the foundations for his future success.

Renowned Churchill scholar David Stafford delves into the statesman’s life in 1921, the year in which his political career revived. From his political negotiations in the Anglo-Irish treaty that created the Irish Free State, to his tumultuous relationship with his “wild cousin” Clare Sheridan, sculptor of Lenin and subject of an MI5 investigation, this broad account explores the nuances of both Churchill’s private and public lives. This is an engaging portrait of this overlooked yet pivotal year in the great man’s life.

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Editorial Reviews

“A fascinatingly detailed account of one of the most important years of Winston Churchill’s life.” Anne de Courcy, author of The Viceroy’s Daughters

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Author Bio: David Stafford

Author Bio: David Stafford

David Stafford, a renowned expert on Winston Churchill, is the author of several widely acclaimed books on intelligence history, including Endgame, 1945; Churchill and Secret Service; Roosevelt and Churchill: Men of Secrets; Secret Agent: the True Story of the Special Operations Executive; Spies beneath Berlin; and Mission Accomplished, among others. For many years he was the project director at the Center for the Study of the Two World Wars at the University of Edinburgh. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English