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Winston Churchill (1874-1965, KG 1953) Conservative politician, Prime Minister 1940-5 and 1951-5. Perhaps the most determined and inspirational war leader in Britain's history, it was during that darkest summer of 1940 that Churchill's astonishing oratory seemed to rally the nation, from his opening statement to the House of Commons on May 13th that he had 'nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat'. Each successive crisis produced phrases that have resounded ever since, from the danger of invasion after the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk ('their finest hour') to the Battle of Britain (his tribute to the 'Few'). However, he lost the general election in June 1945. But he returned to Downing Street in 1951, finally retiring in 1955.

Synopsis:

This is one title in a series of short, illustrated biographies. They tell the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Dietrich, from Einstein to Churchill and are suitable for students and the general reader.

About the Author

Sebastian Haffner emigrated to London from Berlin in 1930s and was a vocal critic of the Nazi regime, writing influential articles in the Observer. After the war, he became Germany's pre-eminent political commentator. His many books include: Germany: Jekyll and Hyde and The Meaning of Hitler and the posthumous publication Defying Hitler: A Memoir.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904341062
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Location:
London
Author:
Haffner, Sebastian
Author:
Brownjohn, John
Author:
Hennessy, Peter
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Prime ministers
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Biography-Political
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Haus Publishing - British Prime Ministers
Series Volume:
no. 130
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
182
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , This is one title in a series of short, illustrated biographies. They tell the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Dietrich, from Einstein to Churchill and are suitable for students and the general reader.
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