Churchill: Statesman of the Century

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Cold Spring Press, Oct 4, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 216 pages
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Winston Churchill - his name is still revered by leading figures throughout the world, and his reputation as a wartime leader remains unblemished. He was the moving force behind the allied victory in WWII - but how did he become the indispensable man, the greatest statesman of the 20th century? Rob Neillands show why no 21st century reader can fully understand the phenomenon that was Churchill without tracing the arc of his brilliant career.

Who Churchill was, what he did and why he is so respected is increasingly unknown to recent generations. The man himself, together with the times and pressures that formed him, seem ever more remote from the present time. This book shows not just what Churchill accomplished, but how he prepared himself for greatness on the world stage, moving from soldier to writer to politician to Britain's greatest Prime Minister. Foreword by Dr. Robert Berlin, professor of strategy and tactics at the US Army Command and Staff College at Leavenworth, Kansas, and one of America's leading WWII scholars.

Note: Previously published in hardcover as Winston Churchill: Statesman of the Century.

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About the author (2005)

Robin Neillands is a journalist and 'one of Britain's most readable historians' (Birmingham Post), a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines, and the author of more than 30 books. He is well-known as a popular military historian. His Cold Spring Press titles include the hardcover version of Churchill (October 2003) and D-Day 1944: Voices from Normandy. His other books include The Hundred Years War (Routledge), The Wars of the Roses (Cassell), The Desert Rats (Weidenfeld and Orion paperbacks), and the best-selling The Conquest of the Reich, 1945. The Battle of Normandy (Sterling) was listed by the prestigious Sunday Times as one of the six best military histories of 2002. Neillands also lectures on military history at the British National Army Museum and Oxford University.

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