Churchill

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Robert Blake, William Roger Louis
Oxford University Press, Feb 29, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 581 pages
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Churchill was an extraordinary figure. There has never been anyone quite like him, and inevitably legends have accumulated. How can he be treated both realistically and fairly after so much has been written about his controversial career by himself and others? This is a fresh look at Churchill and his role in twentieth-century history.Each of the authors in this book is an authority on at least one aspect of Churchill's life. The result is a fascinating interplay of ideas about his policies and motives. Some of it is critical and unflattering. Even the greatest of statesmen can make mistakes and misjudgements, and Churchill was at the centre of the political scene for more that half a century. Yet he emerges with both his integrity and his greatness intact. His achievement seems as remarkable as ever. The picture thatis drawn by this lively and readable study is of an astonishing personality with some flaws but also with immense strengths. The book provides a fuller understanding of how Churchill came to be, in A.J.P. Taylor's words, `the saviour of his nation'.
  

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Contents

Churchill and the Pitfalls of Family Piety
9
Churchill and Germany
21
Churchill and France
41
Churchill and Social Reform
57
Churchills Economic Ideas 19001930
79
Churchill and Lloyd George
97
Churchill and the Labour Movement
113
Churchill and the First World War
129
Wheel Within a Wheel Churchill Roosevelt and the Special Relationship
291
Churchill and Stalin
309
Churchills Strategy
327
Churchill and the Defence Chiefs
353
Churchill and the Navy
375
Churchill and Eisenhower in the Second World War
397
Churchill and the Use of Special Intelligence
407
Churchill and Science
427

Churchill and Zionism
147
Churchill and the British Empire
167
Churchill and the Monarchy
187
Churchill and Appeasement
199
Churchill Radio and Cinema
215
Churchill in 1940 The Worst and Finest Hour
241
How Churchill Became Prime Minister
257
Churchill Japan and British Security in the Pacific 19041942
275
Churchill and Europe
443
Churchill and India
457
Churchill and Eygpt 19461956
473
Churchill The Government of 19511955
491
Churchill the Parliamentarian Orator and Statesman
503
Notes
519
Index
565
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About the author (1996)

Robert Blake is former Provost of The Queen's College, Oxford. William Roger Lewis is Kerr Professor of English History and Culture at the University of Texas, and a fellow of St Anthony's College, Oxford.

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