- A Biography
- Narrated by: Jeremy Torgerson
- Length: 19 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-19-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: John Thomas
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Churchill was born into the family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a charismatic politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Anglo-Sudan War, and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns.
At the forefront of politics for 50 years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War, he served as president of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of Asquith's Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign caused his departure from government. He then briefly resumed active army service on the Western Front as commander of the Sixth Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He returned to government under Lloyd George as Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, Secretary of State for Air, then Secretary of State for the Colonies. After two years out of Parliament, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in Baldwin's Conservative government of 1924 - 1929, controversially returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-war parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure on the UK economy.
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By L. Brevig on 08-28-17
Should have been listed as a children's book
What did you like best about Winston Churchill? What did you like least?
The voice actor did a very nice job. This biography is simplistic and appears to have been written for children.
What do you think your next listen will be?
I have no idea.
Which character – as performed by Jeremy Torgerson – was your favorite?
It was just a narrative. No characters were portrayed.
Did Winston Churchill inspire you to do anything?
Any additional comments?
This was a very simplistic biography and I'm sorry I purchased it.
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