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Just Finished Reading “Young Winston” #books

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I borrowed a number of books from an aunt of mine, who reviewed these books for a organization she worked for, I’m still investigating which organization this was. These books include a number of novelizations of movies and novels on which movies are based. Sadly she is currently incapacitated, but I hope I will soon be able to give these back to her.

Young Winston – The Screenplay is not a novelisation of a movie, but the shooting script itself, albeit redacted to remove highly technical and irrelevant notation.

Young Winston is a dramatization of Sir Winston Churchill‘s book My Early Life and was quite interesting for somebody like myself who knows little about Churchill, besides his pivotal rol in winning WWII.

It was quite interesting to get to know Churchill as somebody other than the hero. A boy neglected by his parents, send of to boarding school, trying desperately to live up to the man he thinks his father wants him to be. Involved in some of the famed battles of the British Empire, yet believing that gentlemen should be above that.

“… it is no longer a game. But … it may be that the human race is doomed never to learn from its mistakes.”

An interesting read.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

March 31, 2010 at 11:40 am

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