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  • Marlborough: His Life and Times

  • Written by: Winston Churchill
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 81 hrs and 23 mins
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Written by: Winston Churchill
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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) and 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.

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.

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Brilliant book. Very well read. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Churchill at his best. Great history of a great man.

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A Study in Statesmanship

Great performance of the best book on statesmanship ever written, by the 20th Century's greatest statesman. #Audible1

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History shapes the statesman

Churchill the historian provided the foundation for Churchill the statesman. His four volume account of his ancestor’s life shows how Churchill’s deep knowledge of England’s political, military, and constitutional history shaped his own stewardship of his country two hundred years later.

Churchill knew that the written word bestows immortality, and Sean Barrett’s superb narration perfectly complements the narrative by the great man.

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