To: Mr. Mojo
How many books in the set?
Churchill's The Second World War, mostly written after his 1945 defeat and before his comeback, consists of six volumes. Churchill wrote elsewhere: "History will be kind to me, for I shall write it." Certainly true with respect to The Second World War.
I'd never be so presumptuous as to say that a given work is "required reading," but this one is close.
Yeah, it's one of those classics that has remained on my "to read" list for .....almost two decades now.
I did finally get around to reading William Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, and it was excellent.
posted on 03/07/2006 7:25:10 PM PST
by Mr. Mojo
The Second World War is a fascinating read, right down to the foot notes, but even with the quality of Churchill's writing it takes awhile to finish because of sheer size. IIRC, I finished it not long before Ultra became known, the main secret he had to leave out.
I too have read Churchill's six voulumn History of WWII. An extremely long work but fascinating for all the telegrams orders etc. plus his own writings.
I agree, nearly a must read.
posted on 03/07/2006 9:09:52 PM PST
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