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The Gathering Storm : The Second World War Volume 1 - Winston Churchill

The Gathering Storm

The Second World War Volume 1


Published: 1st June 2005
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Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that swept the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Gathering Storm vividly describes the steps that led to War, a period that ended with Churchill as Prime Minister - the aftermath of the First World War, the rise of Adolf Hitler, British attempts at appeasement and the eventual outbreak of conflict on a global scale for the second time in thirty years.

About the Author

Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) was prime minister of Great Britain from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. A prolific writer, whose works include The Second World War and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.


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WW2 from the top down

By The Owl

from Perth WA

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  • Broad Appeal
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  • Deeply Informative
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    Comments about The Gathering Storm:

    Winston Churchill was the very centre of the reason the war was won. To read his views is to know what happened, what might have happened and thankfully what did not happen. The benchmark, no other writer could ever match the depth, breadth and relevancy.

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    ISBN: 9780141441726
    ISBN-10: 0141441720
    Series: The Second World War
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 752
    Published: 1st June 2005
    Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 4.0
    Weight (kg): 0.5