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The Last Lion, Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932

Manchester, William

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ISBN 10: 0316545031 / ISBN 13: 9780316545037
Published by Little Brown & Company, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1983
Condition: Near Fine to Fine Hardcover
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Black bds. w/blind stamped British griffin to front bd. & publisher's emblem to rear bd., gilt title to spine in red title block, map endpapers to front & chronology to rear endpapers, 973 pp, d/j is not price clipped, but has some light curling to the rear top edge, otherwise no nicks or chips. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 3 1/2 POUNDS & WILL REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. Bookseller Inventory # 6664

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Title: The Last Lion, Winston Spencer Churchill: ...

Publisher: Little Brown & Company, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine to Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: VG+ to Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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William Manchester met Winston Churchill on January 24, 1953. Their encounter on the Queen Mary sparked an intense curiosity in Manchester that would eventually result in his classic three-volume magnum opus The Last Lion.

In this, the first volume, we follow Churchill from his birth to 1932, when he began to warn against the remilitarization of Germany. Born of a lovely, wanton American mother and a gifted but unstable son of a duke, his childhood was one of wretched neglect. He sought glory on the battlefields of Cuba, Sudan, India, South Africa and the trenches of France. In Parliament he was the prime force behind the creation of Iraq and Jordan, laid the groundwork for the birth of Israel, and negotiated the independence of the Irish Free State. Yet, as Chancellor of the Exchequer he plunged England into economic crisis, and his fruitless attempt to suppress Gandhi's quest for Indian independence brought political chaos to Britain.

Throughout, Churchill learned the lessons that would prepare him for the storm to come, and as the 1930's began, he readied himself for the coming battle against Nazism--an evil the world had never before seen.

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