This is the first paperback issue of Churchill's The Island Race. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Mild rubbing and moderate foxing. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is Churchill's sweeping history and last great work. Despite being clearly Anglo-Centric It is the History of the English Speaking Peoples after all Churchill's brilliance is not to be denied here.
Text block with light toning. For example, the American Civil war consumes a good third of the book; the Industrial Revolution is almost entirely overlooked. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. The Churchillian conceptions that underpinnned it were lifelong. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. I had to pay attention to get everything--there was a lot of information packed into a paragraph.
Will take me forever to read the actual paper books. He uses big words and narrates concisely and well. It's a timely reminder as I read this in 2018 looking in at the country from Austr A momentous and surprising book. Churchill, along with his myriad other strengths and talents, was clearly a formidable historian and writer. I have now read both the first in the series, , and this volume. What a man Churchill was.
On One of the greatest history books ever. Fourth Cheap Ed, Second imp. The United States gets its footing again, Churchill proudly repeats as in the previous volume, behind the shield of the British Navy. Why should you choose our website to download History Of The English Speaking Peoples: Volume 1: The Birth Of Britain pdf? I know, I'm really silly. This book devours the history of the British Isle from something like 500 b. And the plight of the freed slaves is simply glossed over or blamed on the North. Gift message on front free end page.
Churchill's Latinate prose recalls Gibbon, but his own striking personality shines through in passage after passage. The book is extremely well written and filled with so much detail. This is an overview history, told in the old style. A momentous and surprising book. It is not so great in its detailed analysis of particular events as it is an explanation of how things fit together in the grand scheme of things. Chipped dust jacket has a few creases, scuffs and tears. Every man who wants to understand Britain, especially after Brexit and who wants to see the foundations of western culture and literature must read this book.
About this Item: Cassell and Company Limited, 1957. The book begins in the mist of legends and tells the very detailed history of just exactly who the British people descend from in the scope of what invading force landed on the island, what outside rule they lived under, and how these invasions became settled landowners, farmers, townspeople, and nobility. It is not dryly written either, but told in an informative but witty manner. Churchill London: Cassell and Company, Ltd. The chapter about the War of The Roses is written like a movie script - with lots of verbs and characters and very little discription - which is a proof of just how personal Churchil takes the whole book.
This book is a joy to read. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. I can also see how Churchill received a Nobel Prize in literature. I learned a lot of 19th century British history that I had heard almost nothing about, and also about Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and India. When the whole world was either neutral, allied with or dominated by Nazi Germany, only England stood against it. It is all true, or it ought to be; and more and better besides.
Please contact us for any issue you require and we will confirm availablity. The final book in Winston Churchill's 'History of the English Speaking Peoples'. They are now to become Allies in terrible but victorious wars. Contents are bright and clear, otherwise, a bright and clear copy. Near-fine in a very good+ dust jacket.
I first read this volume of the four-volume history when I first joined the Book-of-the-Month-Club in 1960. The more pedestrian works will then themselves become part of history, whilst those whose other qualities recommend them become classics - read more for entertainment than education. It's really this aspect of both authors that I find so enjoyable, that they're philosophers as well as historians, and are as interested in and have as much to say about the human nature driving great events as they do about the events themselves. We do not store files, because it is prohibited. Volume One is very good and informative history of the birth of britain especially after the Romans left. Churchill took an active and detailed interest in the aesthetics of the publication.
England was ready to fight but needed someone to provide the leadership and Churchill, the right man and the right time, provided it. Reconstruction appears in double quotes and is portrayed as carpetbaggers manipulating freed slaves to exploit the South. The life of a history book is a strange thing: written with the sensibilities of their own age, they may flourish in their time only to be overtaken by changes of outlook, or by research which overturns the facts they purport as truth. Churchill London: Corgi Books, A Division of Transworld Publishers, 1968. I have to say that, so far this the first volume I can definitely see a similarity between the two works, both in terms of the history itself and the writing style. I've read all of these books now, and they are all very detail-oriented, which is not a bad thing, but sometimes he seemed to lose sight of the bigger picture in order to focus on some small detail of motivation or personality, and would follow long historical tangents to the point that I couldn't even remember what I was reading about in the first place. Some issues present such as inscriptions, heavy foxing, tanning and thumb marking.