Lincoln and Churchill by Lewis E. Lehrman audiobook

Lincoln and Churchill: Statesmen at War

By Lewis E. Lehrman
Read by David Colacci

Tantor Audio 9780811719674

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781541411425

  • ISBN: 9781541411425

Runtime: 17.07 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, as commanders in chief, led their nations to victory—Lincoln in the Civil War, Churchill in World War II. They became revered leaders—statesmen for all time. Yet these two world-famous war leaders have never been seriously compared at book length. Acclaimed historian Lewis Lehrman, in his pathbreaking comparison of both statesmen, finds that Lincoln and Churchill—with very different upbringings and contrasting personalities—led their war efforts, to some extent, in similar ways. As supreme war lords, they were guided not only by principles of honor, duty, freedom, but also by the practical wisdom to know when, where, and how to apply these principles. They made mistakes which Lehrman considers carefully. But the author emphasizes that, despite setbacks, they never gave up.

Even their writings and speeches were swords in battle. Gifted literary stylists, both men relied on the written and spoken word to steel their citizens throughout desperate and prolonged wars.

Both statesmen unexpectedly left office near the end of their wars—Lincoln by the bullet, Churchill by the ballot.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

With penetrating insight, Lehrman unfolds the contrasts and similarities between these two leaders: their points of origin, their temperaments, the nature of their ambitions, their leadership styles. I savored every page of this magnificent work. Doris Kearns Goodwin, Lincoln Prize-winning author of Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

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Author

Author Bio: Lewis E. Lehrman

Author Bio: Lewis E. Lehrman

Lewis E. Lehrman received the National Humanities Medal for his work in American history. He has written for the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the National Review. His previous books include Lincoln at Peoria and Churchill, Roosevelt & Company.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 17.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English