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In Churchill, Roy Jenkins provides a comprehensive portrait of Winston Churchill from his childhood to the critical World War II period and beyond in a single, definitive volume. Roy Jenkins combines unparalleled command of British political history and his own high level government experience in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject.

Exceptional in its breadth of knowledge and distinguished in its stylish wit and penetrating intelligence, Churchill is one of the finest political biographies of our time.

Review:

"From Roy Jenkins's masterly biography, we emerge marveling at the manifold gifts that informed Churchill's genius for leadership." Harold Evans in the New York Times Book Review

Review:

"One might wonder whether anything fresh remains to be said about Winston Churchill, but Roy Jenkins uniquely combines the skills of a master biographer with the insights of a practical politician and draws a fresh portrait of the great Englishman with authority, elegance, and wit. This is far and away Churchill's best one-volume biography." Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Review:

"This is a splendid addition to Churchillian lore, a chronicle full of revealing personal anecdotes, delightful wartime vignettes, and fascinating new insights into the critical 1939-1945 years." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Review:

"Magnificent....Jenkins's effortless selection of the choicest timber from acres of historiographical forest gives his portrait great freshenss and originality....By the time Jenkins writes 'finis' to this astounding performance, he has triumphantly vindicated his closing verdict that Churchill was the 'greatest' Prime Minister of the twentieth century....This is the biography of the year." Robert McCrum, The Observer

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [953]-957) and index.

About the Author

Roy Jenkins is the author of 18 books, including Gladstone (1997), which won the Whitbread Prize for Biography. Active in British politics for half a century, he entered the House of Commons in 1948 and subsequently served as Minister of Aviation, Home Secretary, and Chancellor of the Exchequer; he has also been the President of the European Commission and Chancellor of Oxford University. In 1987 he took his seat in the House of Lords

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

Glossary of Parliamentary Terms

PART ONE A Brash Young Man 1874-1908

   

    1. A Doubtful Provenance

    2. Subaltern of Empire and Journalist of Opportunity

    3. Oldham and South Africa

    4. Tory into Liberal

    5. Convert into Minister

    6. An Upwardly Mobile Under-Secretary

PART TWO The Glow-worm Glows: The Morning was Golden 1908-1914

   

    7. Two Hustings and an Altar

    8. The Sorcerer's Apprentice at the Board of Trade

    9. A Young Home Secretary

    10. From Prisons to Warships

    11. ‘The Ruler of the King's Navee

    12. Churchill in Asquithland

PART THREE The Noontide was Bronze 1914-1918

   

    13. A Flailing First Lord

    14. Last Months at the Admiralty

    15. Finished at Forty?

    16. An Improbable Colonel and a Misjudged Re-entry

    17. Lloyd George's Ambulance Wagon Arrives a Little Late

    18. Making the Most of Munitions

PART FOUR Hesitant Afternoon Sunshine 1919-1939

    

    19. Anti-Bolshevik Crusader and Irish Peacemaker

    20. A Politician without a Party or a Seat

    21. Gold and Strikes

    22. A Relentless Writer

    23. Cuckoo out of the Nest

    24. Unwisdom in the Wilderness

    25. An Early Alarm Clock

    26. Arms and the Covenant

    27. From the Abdication to Munich

    28. The Last Year of the Peace

PART FIVE The Saviour of his Country and the Light of the World? 1939-1945

    

    29. Quiet War with Germany and Uneasy Peace with Chamberlain

    30. Through Disaster in the Fjords to Triumph in Downing Street

    31. Twenty-One Days in May

    32. The Terrible Beauty of the Summer of 1940

    33. The Battle of Britain and the Beginning of the Blitz

    34. No Longer Alone

    35. The Anglo-American Marriage Ceremony

    36. The Hinge Year

    37. 1943: From Casablanca to Teheran

    38. The Return to France

    39. The Beginning of the End

    40. Victory in Europe and Defeat in Britain

PART SIX Was the Evening Leaden? 1945-1965

    

    41. ‘The English Patient

    42. Two Elections and a Resurrection

    43. A Consensual Government

    44. ‘An Aeroplane ... with the Petrol Running Out

    45. A Celebration and a Last Exit

    46. The Sun Sinks Slow, How Slowly

References

Select Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452283527
Author:
Jenkins, Roy
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Prime ministers
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
107-625
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1024
Dimensions:
8.99 x 6.1 x 1.7 in 2.15 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 1024 pages Plume Books - English 9780452283527 Reviews:
"Review" by , "From Roy Jenkins's masterly biography, we emerge marveling at the manifold gifts that informed Churchill's genius for leadership."
"Review" by , "One might wonder whether anything fresh remains to be said about Winston Churchill, but Roy Jenkins uniquely combines the skills of a master biographer with the insights of a practical politician and draws a fresh portrait of the great Englishman with authority, elegance, and wit. This is far and away Churchill's best one-volume biography."
"Review" by , "This is a splendid addition to Churchillian lore, a chronicle full of revealing personal anecdotes, delightful wartime vignettes, and fascinating new insights into the critical 1939-1945 years."
"Review" by , "Magnificent....Jenkins's effortless selection of the choicest timber from acres of historiographical forest gives his portrait great freshenss and originality....By the time Jenkins writes 'finis' to this astounding performance, he has triumphantly vindicated his closing verdict that Churchill was the 'greatest' Prime Minister of the twentieth century....This is the biography of the year."
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [953]-957) and index.
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