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Author Toye, Richard, 1973-

Title Churchill's empire [sound recording] : [the world that made him and the world he made] / Richard Toye.

Imprint [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Audio, p2010.

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 GDL Central Library Audiobook CD    92 Churchill,W TOY    Available
Edition Library ed.
Description 11 sound discs (13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Subtitle from container.
Performer Read by Michael Page.
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 of this philosophy 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, Richard Toye provides the first comprehensive analysis of Churchill's relationship with the British Empire. Rather than locating Churchill's positions 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"--Container.
Subject Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Added Author Page, Michael (Michael J.) Narrator.
ISBN 9781400148714
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