The Gathering Storm : Volume I Paperback
Part of the The Second World War series
This is Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the Second World War.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 752 pages, Illustrations, maps
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/05/2005
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780141441726
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Review by Smiley
"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." And he did. This compulisively readable account of Europe between the wars and from 09/39 to 05/40 covers European diplomatic history, shifts in British politics, Britian's unwillingness to prepare for war, Hitler's rise to power and German re-armament. It ends with the invasion of France/the Low Countries and Chuchill's ascent to Prime Minister of a National Government. For all it's readablity and heavy use of documentation and primary sources, this is still a memior and sometimes self-serving.
Review by ljhliesl
This series comprises my grandfather's favorite books. Clearly I remember them on their shelf to the left of the fireplace, their paper jackets torn with fond use. After studying WW2 in 10th grade, I tried to read this first one, but I found it dry and tedious. My reading has matured somewhat in the intervening years and I relish Churchill's straightforward tone and concise prose. <br/><br/>I read this now because I found, among my sister's papers, a thank you note Grampy had written her after she, unfailingly the thoughtful finder of the perfect present, had sent him something related to these books.