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The Last Lion: Winston Churchill Visions of Glory 1874 - 1932

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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.

Throughout, Churchill learned the lessons that would prepare him for the storm to come, and as the 1930's began, he readied himself for the coming battle against Nazism--an evil the world had never before seen.

About the Author

William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and biographer whose books include The Last Lion, Volumes 1 and 2, Goodbye Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, The Death of the President, and assorted works of journalism.

Table of Contents

v. 1. Visions of glory, 1874-1932 — v. 2. Alone, 1932-1940.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316545037
Author:
Manchester, William
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Author:
Manchester, William
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Churchill, winston, sir, 1874-1965
Subject:
Prime ministers
Subject:
Great Britain Foreign relations 20th century.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Churchill, Winston
Subject:
Great Britain Politics and government.
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Bibliography : p. [909]-925.
Series Volume:
no. 93-1305
Publication Date:
19830531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
992
Dimensions:
9.625 x 6.375 x 2 in 2.9 lb

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