The Last Lion, Winston Spencer Churchill

The Last Lion, Winston Spencer Churchill

Alone, 1932-1940

eBook - 2012
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Grand Central Pub
Alone is the second volume of William Manchester's brilliant three-volume biography of Winston Churchill. In this volume, we witness the war within, before the colossal war to come. During this period, Churchill was tested as few men are: relentlessly pursued by creditors, disowned by his own party, vociferously dismissed by the press as a warmonger, and twice nearly lost his seat in Parliament. Yet despite his personal and political troubles, Churchill managed to assemble a vast, underground intelligence network-both within the British government and on the continent-which provided him with more complete and accurate information on Germany than the British government. Recognizing the horrifying truth, Churchill stood almost alone against Nazi aggression and the sordid British and French policy of appeasement.

Manchester's luminous portrait never loses sight of Churchill the man-a man with limitations, especially his callousness toward others (including his supporters) and his recklessness, which could border on the foolhardy; but also a man whose vision was global and whose courage was boundless. Here is Churchill as a light in the approaching darkness, readying himself for the terrible stand to come.

Baker & Taylor
A popular historian and an award-winning journalist join forces to recount the British fight against Nazi Germany in the years immediately after Winston Churchill became prime minister and organized his nation's military response and compelled the United States to get involved. 200,000 first printing.

Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9780316244893
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource
Alternative Title: Alone, 1932-1940

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