Churchill and Secret Service by David Stafford audiobook

Churchill and Secret Service

By David Stafford
Read by Frederick Davidson

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
15.92 Hours Unabridged
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Winston Churchill believed passionately in the value of secret intelligence, in times of war as well as of peace. Historian David Stafford makes the compelling case that one cannot understand Churchill's astounding success as a modern-day statesman without reference to his deep involvement in the world of espionage. With absorbing detail about the secret world of agents and double agents, this groundbreaking work traces Churchill's connections with that world, from his days as a member of the cabinet that established the Secret Service to the war years, when his extensive intelligence network provided him with superior information. What results is a major contribution to the study of modern and military history and a crucial missing key to understanding Churchill himself.

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Summary

Winston Churchill believed passionately in the value of secret intelligence, in times of war as well as of peace. Historian David Stafford makes the compelling case that one cannot understand Churchill's astounding success as a modern-day statesman without reference to his deep involvement in the world of espionage.

With absorbing detail about the secret world of agents and double agents, this groundbreaking work traces Churchill's connections with that world, from his days as a member of the cabinet that established the Secret Service to the war years, when his extensive intelligence network provided him with superior information. What results is a major contribution to the study of modern and military history and a crucial missing key to understanding Churchill himself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Insightful…In providing this balanced but never dull portrait, Stafford had added a new dimension to our understanding of this ever-fascinating titan while simuntaneously throwing an illuminating light on the development of Britain’s intelligence services during his long and momentous life.” New York Times
“Starting off as the standard BBC announcer, narrator Frederick Davidson cranks up for the stirring speeches and dips the pithy observations in venom or bile. This reading is superb.” AudioFile
“Stafford's narrative is concise, easy to follow, and often exciting. Lovers of spy novels should get particular enjoyment from the fine examination of the genuine article.” Booklist
“A first-rate and, what is more remarkable, an original contribution to Churchilliana, of sure interest to students of Churchill, modern history, or military intelligence.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: David Stafford

Author Bio: David Stafford

David Stafford, a renowned expert on Winston Churchill, is the author of several widely acclaimed books on intelligence history, including Endgame, 1945; Churchill and Secret Service; Roosevelt and Churchill: Men of Secrets; Secret Agent: the True Story of the Special Operations Executive; Spies beneath Berlin; and Mission Accomplished, among others. For many years he was the project director at the Center for the Study of the Two World Wars at the University of Edinburgh. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 15.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English