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

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    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.
    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.


    ISBN 9780316547703
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 1182
    Publisher Date 2012-11-06 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Little Brown & Co
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 2.5 in
    Unit weight 3.55 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
    Edition Number 1
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Manchester, William
    Country of Origin United States

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