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You can spend a year reading Churchill. His history of WWI is excellent too, even if he is at pains to show why Gallipoli wasn't really his fault. His biography of the Duke of Marlborough is excellent too.

History of the English Speaking Peoples incorporates excerpts of a lot of his writings that cover periods from the Boer War (where he first entered the public consciousness) backwards, but adds a lot of other stuff as well. I'm a little conflicted about that, as Churchill is such an enjoyable writer in his trenchant remarks on minutia that it is almost a pity to excerpt him on anything as you miss a lot of enjoyment by what is left out.

But one of my favorite Churchill observations is in Peoples. Discussing the lead up to the French Revolution, this grandson of a Duke notes that the French people had not been so well served in their history to that point as the English, because at least the English had had the War of the Roses to accomplish a serious culling of the aristocracy while the French were afflicted with thousands of nobility sitting around at Versailles doing nothing but eating up the national resources.

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