A History of the English Speaking Peoples - 4 Volumes.A History of the English Speaking Peoples – 4 Volumes. by Winston S. Churchill

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Churchill wrote this magnificent tome in language that makes the reader believe WWII never happened. He refers to WWI as “The Great War.” He also uses the royal “we” sometimes which is very amusing. The American revolution was treated fairly well. His mother was an American after all. We are, most of us, familiar with his great speeches that invigorated the English people and gave them hope during some dismal times. Well, his English skills are even more attenuated when he’s sitting down writing a 4 volume work. I dreaded finishing it. One point he began to make continually towards the end was that the United States would never have flourished if the British Navy hadn’t been there to nurture and protect it. The Brits hated America for decades and when declared an economic war on their country, we brought it to its knees. The Brits hate Americans because we supplanted them as the greatest world power. Now they seem more like an appendage to the U.S. Just like Canada.

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About Russell Smith

I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is also an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Natasha, Maxwell, Tigger and Nigel.
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