His finest hour

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Skyhorse Pub., Sep 1, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 254 pages
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Who was Winston Churchill? Even fifty years after his death,he is one of the most iconic figures in British history. As ayoung man he was a maverick journalist; his many positions in politicsbefore 1940 marked him as a courageous but foolhardy man.

Yet it is Churchillís record in war, which has recently been questioned,that confirms his genius as a military commander andnational leaderósomeone who understood the dangers of NaziGermany before 1939 and someone uniquely capable to lead theempire through the turmoil of the Second World War. ChristopherCatherwood argues that it was Churchillís stand in 1940-41 thatsaved Britain and that only he was able to bring together the alliesthat eventually defeated Hitler in 1945. Catherwood has produceda challenging yet lively reassessment of the life and career of WinstonChurchill, lion of British history and flawed hero.

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User Review  - Roberta Rizzo - Goodreads

great book! a good concise history coming from someone who never had history - can get a bit technical at times! Read full review

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User Review  - John Nash - Goodreads

Well written biography that focuses mainly on the political choices of Churchill. Not much of his personal life is discussed but this is understandable as he was iconic for his contribution to parliament. A good read that gives a balanced view of this choice bloke Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
His Finest Hour
5
Surviving Childhood
27
Copyright

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Christopher Catherwood (BA Oxford, MA Cambridge) is a visiting scholar, teaching each year on the issue of Islam and religious conflict for the University of Richmond in Virginia. He is a historian and author living and teaching in Cambridge, England.