My African Journey by Winston Churchill audiobook

My African Journey

By Sir Winston Churchill
Read by Stephen Thorne

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
4.99 Hours 1
Format : CD (In Stock)
  • $19.99

    ISBN: 9781978644885

As Under Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1907, Winston S. Churchill toured Britain’s territories in East Africa. My African Journey, first published in 1908, documents his travels and the people he met; he waxes lyrical on the natural beauty of Uganda and goes on to explore Egypt and Sudan via the White Nile. More than a travelogue however, Churchill, now in his thirties, turns his attention towards issues of government and development, suggesting that the best way to tap the latent wealth of East Africa was the development of the railway system. His thoughts on settlement, race and government provide an intriguing insight into contemporary imperialism and African history and fascinating listening for both Churchill enthusiasts and those interested in the historical relationship between Britain and its colonies towards the end of the British Empire.

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As Under Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1907, Winston S. Churchill toured Britain’s territories in East Africa.

My African Journey, first published in 1908, documents his travels and the people he met; he waxes lyrical on the natural beauty of Uganda and goes on to explore Egypt and Sudan via the White Nile.

More than a travelogue however, Churchill, now in his thirties, turns his attention towards issues of government and development, suggesting that the best way to tap the latent wealth of East Africa was the development of the railway system.

His thoughts on settlement, race and government provide an intriguing insight into contemporary imperialism and African history and fascinating listening for both Churchill enthusiasts and those interested in the historical relationship between Britain and its colonies towards the end of the British Empire.

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Author Bio: Sir Winston Churchill

Author Bio: Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (1874–1965), an author, artist, war correspondent, and politician, is best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. After a brief but eventful army career, Churchill became a member of Parliament in 1900, launching a political career that spanned more than sixty years. He served as prime minister from 1940–1945 and from 1951–1955. His numerous honors include the Nobel Prize in Literature, knighthood, and receiving honorary citizenship of the United States from President Kennedy in 1963.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 4.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English