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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 23 May 2017
  • ISBN : 9780698164543
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 7 voters

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A New York Times bestseller! A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017 A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike. Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's—Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time, Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party suspect. Orwell was a mildly successful novelist, to put it generously. No one would have predicted that by the end of the 20th century they would be considered two of the most important people in British history for having the vision and courage to campaign tirelessly, in words and in deeds, against the totalitarian threat from both the left and the right. In a crucial moment, they responded first by seeking the facts of the matter, seeing through the lies and obfuscations, and then they acted on their beliefs. Together, to an extent not sufficiently appreciated, they kept the West's compass set toward freedom as its due north. It's not easy to recall now how lonely a position both men once occupied. By the late 1930's, democracy was discredited in many circles, and authoritarian rulers were everywhere in the ascent. There were some who decried the scourge of communism, but saw in Hitler and Mussolini "men we could do business with," if not in fact saviors. And there were others who saw the Nazi and fascist threat as malign, but tended to view communism as the path to salvation. Churchill and Orwell, on the other hand, had the foresight to see clearly that the issue was human freedom—that whatever its coloration, a government that denied its people basic freedoms was a totalitarian menace and had to be resisted. In the end, Churchill and Orwell proved their age's necessary men. The glorious climax of Churchill and Orwell is the work they both did in the decade of the 1940's to triumph over freedom's enemies. And though Churchill played the larger role in the defeat of Hitler and the Axis, Orwell's reckoning with the menace of authoritarian rule in Animal Farm and 1984 would define the stakes of the Cold War for its 50-year course, and continues to give inspiration to fighters for freedom to this day. Taken together, in Thomas E. Ricks's masterful hands, their lives are a beautiful testament to the power of moral conviction, and to the courage it can take to stay true to it, through thick and thin. Churchill and Orwell is a perfect gift for the holidays!

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Churchill and Orwell

Churchill and Orwell
  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-05-23
  • ISBN : 9780698164543
DOWNLOAD BOOKChurchill and Orwell

A New York Times bestseller! A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017 A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike. Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's—Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history

Churchill and Orwell

Churchill and Orwell
  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher : Prelude Books
  • Release Date : 2017-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780715652381
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Today, as liberty and truth are increasingly challenged, the figures of Churchill and Orwell loom large. Exemplars of Britishness, they preserved individual freedom and democracy for the world through their far-sighted vision and inspired action, and cast a long shadow across our culture and politics. In Churchill & Orwell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas E. Ricks masterfully argues that these extraordinary men are as important today as they ever were. Churchill and Orwell stood in political opposition to each other, but

Young Titan

Young Titan
  • Author : Michael Shelden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-03-25
  • ISBN : 9781451609929
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An account of the World War II Prime Minister's early career includes coverage of his contributions to building a modern navy, his experimentations with radical social reforms and his lesser-known romantic pursuits. By the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist, Orwell.

A Soldier's Duty

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  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2002-06-11
  • ISBN : 9780375760204
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Why Orwell Matters

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  • Author : Christopher Hitchens
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2008-08-06
  • ISBN : 9780786725892
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"Hitchens presents a George Orwell fit for the twenty-first century." --Boston Globe In this widely acclaimed biographical essay, the masterful polemicist Christopher Hitchens assesses the life, the achievements, and the myth of the great political writer and participant George Orwell. True to his contrarian style, Hitchens is both admiring and aggressive, sympathetic yet critical, taking true measure of his subject as hero and problem. Answering both the detractors and the false claimants, Hitchens tears down the façade of sainthood

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  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Release Date : 2015-05-14
  • ISBN : 9781781314708
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  • Author : Jonathan Rose
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-27
  • ISBN : 9780300206234
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“An interesting and at times surprising account of Churchill's tastes as a reader…many of [these] nuggets will be new even to Churchill junkies.”—TheWall Street Journal This strikingly original book introduces a Winston Churchill we haven’t known before. Award-winning author Jonathan Rose explores Churchill’s careers as statesman and author, revealing the profound influence of literature and theater on Churchill’s personal, carefully composed grand story and the decisions he made throughout his political life. In this expansive

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  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30
  • ISBN : 9781101595930
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In Command of History

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  • Author : David Reynolds
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2005-06-30
  • ISBN : 9780141907543
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Churchill fought the war twice over - as Prime Minister and again as its premier historian. In 1948-54 he published six volumes of memoirs which secured his reputation and shaped our understanding of the conflict to this day. Using the drafts and correspondence for The Second World War, David Reynolds opens our eyes to Churchill the author and to the research 'syndicate' on whom he depended. We see how the memoirs were censored by Whitehall to conceal secrets such as

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  • Publisher : epubli
  • Release Date : 2021-01-09
  • ISBN : 9783753145136
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"Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • ISBN : 9780241315699
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  • Author : Thomas E. Ricks
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-07-25
  • ISBN : 9781101201404
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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize • One of the Washington Post Book World's 10 Best Books of the Year • Time's 10 Best Books of the Year • USA Today's Nonfiction Book of the Year • A New York Times Notable Book "Staggeringly vivid and persuasive . . . absolutely essential reading." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "The best account yet of the entire war." —Vanity Fair The definitive account of the American military's tragic experience in Iraq Fiasco is a masterful reckoning with the planning and execution

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  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-07-03
  • ISBN : 9781863959377
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The Evolution of Modern Grand Strategic Thought

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  • Author : Lukas Milevski
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-19
  • ISBN : 9780198779773
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In strategic studies and international relations, grand strategy is a frequently-invoked concept. Yet, despite its popularity, it is not well understood and it has many definitions, some of which are even mutually contradictory. This state of affairs undermines its usefulness for scholars and practitioners alike. Lukas Milevski aims to remedy this situation by offering a conceptual history of grand strategy in the English language, analysing its evolution from 1805 to the present day in the writings of its major proponents. In

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • ISBN : 9780698408203
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