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by Winston S. Churchill

eBook Marlborough: His Life and Times, Book Two download ISBN: 0226106357
Author: Winston S. Churchill
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; New edition edition (November 1, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 1080
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Category: Biography
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Marlborough: His Life and Times is a panegyric biography written by Winston Churchill about John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Churchill was a lineal descendant of the duke.

Marlborough: His Life and Times is a panegyric biography written by Winston Churchill about John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The book comprises four volumes, the first of which appeared in October 1933 (557 pages, 200,000 words) with subsequent volumes in 1934, 1936 and 1938.

The books became a best-seller in both the UK and US. Churchill served as Prime Minister for a second time between October 1951 and April 1955 before resigning the premiership . Marlborough: His Life and Times. Churchill served as Prime Minister for a second time between October 1951 and April 1955 before resigning the premiership; he continued to serve as an MP until 1964. His final major work was the four-volume work A History of the English-Speaking Peoples (1956–58). In 1953 Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values"  .

Marlborough also bequeathed the world another great British military strategist and diplomat-his descendant, Winston S. .John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough (1644-1722), was one of the greatest military commanders and statesmen in the history of England

Marlborough also bequeathed the world another great British military strategist and diplomat-his descendant, Winston S. Churchill, who wrote this book to redeem Marlborough's reputation from Macaulay's smears. John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough (1644-1722), was one of the greatest military commanders and statesmen in the history of England. Victorious in the Battles of Blenheim (1704), Ramillies (1706), and countless other campaigns, Marlborough, whose political intrigues were almost as legendary as his military skill, never fought a battle he didn't win.

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It was during this time that Churchill began his work on Marlborough: His Life and Times, widely considered to be one of Churchill’s most ambitious and masterful literary works. Although sometimes maligned and not as well known in contemporary times as his more famous himself-Marlborough was known in his day as a gifted military commander who never lost a battle

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My father had gone to Ireland as secretary to his father, the Duke of Marlborough, appointed Lord-Lieutenant by Mr. Disraeli in 1876.

Title: My Early Life My father had gone to Ireland as secretary to his father, the Duke of Marlborough, appointed Lord-Lieutenant by Mr. We lived in a house called 'The Little Lodge,' about a stone's throw from the Viceregal.

Where was Winston Churchill educated? At Harrow School, Winston Churchill’s conspicuously poor academic record provoked his father’s decision to enter him into an army . Lord Randolph Churchill. The Story of the Malakand Field Force.

Where was Winston Churchill educated? At Harrow School, Winston Churchill’s conspicuously poor academic record provoked his father’s decision to enter him into an army career.

"It is my hope to recall this great shade from the past, and not only invest him with his panoply, but make him living and intimate to modern eyes."—from the preface to Volume OneJohn Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough (1644-1722), was one of the greatest military commanders and statesmen in the history of England. Victorious in the Battles of Blenheim (1704), Ramillies (1706), and countless other campaigns, Marlborough, whose political intrigues were almost as legendary as his military skill, never fought a battle he didn't win. Although he helped James II crush the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth, Marlborough later supported William of Orange against James II in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and brilliantly managed England's diplomatic triumphs during the War of the Spanish Succession. Marlborough also bequeathed the world another great British military strategist and diplomat—his descendant, Winston S. Churchill, who wrote this book to redeem Marlborough's reputation from Macaulay's smears.One million words long and ten years in the making, Churchill's Marlborough stands as both a literary and historical masterpiece, giving us unique insights into the Churchill of World War II, for just as Churchill's literary skill helps us understand the complexities of Marlborough's life, so too did his writing of Marlborough help Churchill master the arts of military strategy and diplomacy. This two-volume edition includes the entire text and almost all the original maps.
Comments: (7)
roternow
Winston Churchill's massive biography of the Duke of Marlborough is considered one of the great biographies in the English language. It lives up to its reputation. Churchill's writing is engaging, moving and clear. In a few sentences he can capture the qualities of both thought and action. This history is exhaustive and was intended to lay to rest many historical controversies regarding John Churchill's actions and character. His access to original documents through his family connection lends formidable support for the authors interpretation of events. It is a long, long biography but it is amply rewarding!
Doomblade
Winston Churchill wrote this book during the 1930's while in political exile. His masterful handling of Hitler, Roosevelt, and Stalin is presaged as he tells the tale of John Churchill, who overcame party strife in England, baseness and shortsightedness in coalition partners, and (finally) Louis XIV of France. WSC tell the story with his brilliant flair and style, but he also pauses with the reader to reflect on such matters as how to blunt a violent political storm without being yourself destroyed, how best to handle superiors who will hold you responsible for results but will not let you do the job, and how to act honorably when all of your life's work is thrown away by your enemies. These trenchant insights were pertinent in 1700, in the 1930's, and today. You are in for a treat, read this one.
Hulore
As a long time owner and devotee of most of Winston Churchill's works, my husband and I are delighted to begin reading about his illustrious background and family history. Well told as always, American probably don't realize that Marlborough's name was John Churchill.
Vikus
I have watch with a great deal of interest the 1971 BBC production of "The First Churchills." However, much of the television series dealt with the live of Marborough up to the beginning of this book. Consequently, this book has shown me much new material.
Rude
Churchill, simply the best
Minha
good book good price
Giamah
A great read. Learned so much about a very interesting period of time
Winston Churchill is a great writer, and this biography is a page-turner. That's rare for a half-forgotten 18th Century general fighting a half-forgotten 18th Century war. Churchill makes this all come alive.

The only problem is that Marlborough, in Churchill's eyes, can do little wrong. I may have to read some of the other adverse biographies as a corrective to this.

All in all, though, a very enjoyable and informative book.