The Last Lion, Winston Spencer Churchill

The Last Lion, Winston Spencer Churchill

Visions of Glory, 1874-1932

Book - 2012
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"William Manchester met Winston Churchill on January 24, 1953. Their encounter on the Queen Mary sparked an intense curiosity in Manchester that would eventually result in his classic three-volume magnum opus The Last Lion. In this, the first volume, we follow Churchill from his birth to 1932, when he began to warn against the remilitarization of Germany. Born of a lovely, wanton American mother and a gifted but unstable son of a duke, his childhood was one of wretched neglect. He sought glory on the battlefields of Cuba, Sudan, India, South Africa and the trenches of France. In Parliament he was the prime force behind the creation of Iraq and Jordan, laid the groundwork for the birth of Israel, and negotiated the independence of the Irish Free State. Yet, as Chancellor of the Exchequer he plunged England into economic crisis, and his fruitless attempt to suppress Gandhi's quest for Indian independence brought political chaos to Britain."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [2012], 1983.
ISBN: 9780316545037
Call Number: BIOGRAPHY
Characteristics: 973 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Subjects: Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Cold War -- Biography.
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth II, 1952-
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.


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