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

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    Spanning the years of 1940-1965, THE LAST LION picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Pa......more

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Spanning the years of 1940-1965, THE LAST LION picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action. THE LAST LION brilliantly recounts how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defense; compelled FDR into supporting America's beleaguered cousins, and personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped the Allies win the war, while at the same time adapting himself and his country to the inevitable shift of world power from the British Empire to the United States.

More than twenty years in the making, THE LAST LION presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic leader. This is popular history at its most stirring.

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.

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

Author:
Manchester, William
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
1182
Language:
English
Publisher:
Little Brown & Co
Publish Date:
11/06/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9780316547703
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
2.5 in
Unit weight:
3.55 lb
Height:
10.0 in
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