This is the second in William Manchester's masterly 3 volume life of Winston Churchill. It contests the favoured view that Churchill's finest hour was as Britain's wartime leader, viewing his greatest period as a statesman during 1932 to 1940, ignored in Parliament and disowned by the social and political establishment as a warmonger, he stood his ground, both in the Commons and outside of it, maintaining his principles until ultimately he succeeded in drawing the country behind him. He is seen as a man with limitations who could be unkind and callous, indiscreet and reckless to the point of foolhardiness but also courageous, impulsive and an unconventional leader. The first volume is "The Last Lion" by the same author.
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WILLIAM MANCHESTER (1922-2004) was an award-winning American author, biographer, and historian and a professor emeritus of history at Wesleyan University. Among his many New York Times bestselling books are Goodbye Darkness and The Last Lion, a multivolume biography of Winston Churchill.Review:
''Manchester is not only a master of detail but also of 'the big picture' . . . I daresay most Americans reading The Last Lion will relish it immensely.'' --National Review
''[Manchester] can claim the considerable achievement of having assembled enough powerful evidence to support Isaiah Berlin's judgment of Churchill as the largest human being of our time.'' --Alistair Cooke
''A triumph . . . Equal in stature to the first volume of the series.'' --Newsday
''William Machester gives us a revealing portrait of a world about to come to a boil and a man about to become a symbol of of time.'' --David Willis McCullough
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Book Description Michael Joseph Ltd, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M071813222X