The book revealed the life of Churchill, his family dynamics and the people whom with he surrounded himself . That piece of history from 1940-1941 was so interesting. At the same time, the listener was told the German government’s strategic thinking on England and the war. The narration was so easy to follow and voices were done so well.
Riveting. More than a work of history -- and it is a fresh, well-researched study of Churchill and his world during the Blitz -- but also an inspiring book for our problematic times. Larson has given us a reminder of what one gifted leader who sees the broad picture can accomplish.
Winston Churchill has always been one of my favorite people from history. I have read a great deal by and about him, and this is one of the best. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Well written and well narrated. They brought in the extended Churchill family (including children that taxed their father). They also brought in many of leaders of The 1st year as PM. They even brought in what the Germans were thinking about Churchill during the Blitz. The narration was excellent. Made for a great Covid-19 listen.
More detailed and personal Churchillian chronicle than anything I had read before on the subject and a compelling description of the frightful situation confronted by the targets of the Blitz. The narration was a bit flip and off-putting to my mind and somewhat distracting
Erik Larson grew up in Freeport, Long Island and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Russian history and from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He has written for many newspapers and national magazines, and has published three previous works of nonfiction, Isaac's Storm, Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun, and The Naked Consumer. He lives in Seattle with his wife, their three daughters, and a host of pets.