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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

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Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister — when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. In brilliant prose and informed by decades of research, William Manchester and Paul Reid recount how Churchill organized his nation’s military response and defense, convinced FDR to support the cause, and personified the “never surrender” ethos that helped win the war. We witness Churchill, driven from office, warning the world of the coming Soviet menace. And after his triumphant return to 10 Downing Street, we follow him as he pursues his final policy goal: a summit with President Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet leaders. And in the end, we experience Churchill’s last years, when he faces the end of his life with the same courage he brought to every battle he ever fought.

Review:

“Majestic....This book is superb. It has tremendous pace, rich detail and immense drama.” The Washington Post

Review:

“Masterful....The collaboration completes the Churchill portrait in a seamless manner, combining the detailed research, sharp analysis and sparkling prose that readers of the first two volumes have come to expect.” Associated Press

Review:

“Matches the outstanding quality of biographers such as Robert Caro and Edmund Morris, joining this elite bank of writers who devote their lives to one subject.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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“Breathtaking...brilliant and beautiful, evocative.” The Boston Globe

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“A must-read finale for those who loved Manchester’s first two books.” USA Today

Review:

“The final volume is...majestic and inspiring.” People

Review:

“One of the most thorough treatments of Churchill so far produced.” Library Journal (starred review)

About the Author

William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and renowned biographer. In addition to the first two volumes of The Last Lion, his books include Goodbye, Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, and The Death of a President, as well as assorted works of journalism. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal and the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award. He passed away in 2004.

Paul Reid is an award-winning journalist. In late 2003, Manchester, in failing health, asked him to complete The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm. He lives in North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345548634
Subtitle:
Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
Author:
William Manchester and Paul Reid
Author:
Manchester, William
Author:
Reid, Paul
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Biography-Political
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131105
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
1200
Dimensions:
8.1 x 5.4 x 2 in 2.18 lb

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Product details 1200 pages Bantam - English 9780345548634 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Majestic....This book is superb. It has tremendous pace, rich detail and immense drama.”
"Review" by , “Masterful....The collaboration completes the Churchill portrait in a seamless manner, combining the detailed research, sharp analysis and sparkling prose that readers of the first two volumes have come to expect.”
"Review" by , “Matches the outstanding quality of biographers such as Robert Caro and Edmund Morris, joining this elite bank of writers who devote their lives to one subject.”
"Review" by , “Breathtaking...brilliant and beautiful, evocative.”
"Review" by , “A must-read finale for those who loved Manchester’s first two books.”
"Review" by , “The final volume is...majestic and inspiring.”
"Review" by , “One of the most thorough treatments of Churchill so far produced.”
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