Churchill's Empire by Richard Toye audiobook

Churchill's Empire: The World That Made Him and the World He Made

By Richard Toye
Read by Michael Page

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200103904

  • ISBN: 9798200103898

  • ISBN: 9798200103911

Runtime: 13.20 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A charmer and a bully, Winston Churchill was driven by a belief that the English were a superior race whose goals went beyond individual interests to offer an enduring good to the entire world. No better example exists than Churchill's resolve to stand alone against a more powerful Hitler in 1940 while the world's democracies fell to their knees. But there is also the Churchill who frequently inveighed against human rights, nationalism, and constitutional progress—the imperialist who could celebrate racism and believed India was unsuited to democracy. Drawing on newly released documents and an uncanny ability to separate the facts from the overblown reputation (by mid-career Churchill had become a global brand), Richard Toye provides the first comprehensive analysis of Churchill's relationship with the empire. Instead of locating Churchill's position on a simple left/right spectrum, Toye demonstrates how the statesman evolved and challenges the listener to understand his need to reconcile the demands of conscience with those of political conformity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A probing and thoroughly enjoyable life focusing on the contradictions and dilemmas of Churchill's imperialism. Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Richard Toye

Author Bio: Richard Toye

Richard Toye is an associate professor in the department of history at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. He was a fellow and director of studies at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, from 2002 to 2007. His book Lloyd George and Churchill: Rivals for Greatness earned him the Times Higher Young Academic Author of the Year Award in 2007.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 13.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English