Churchill: Visionary. Statesman. Historian

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Yale University Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 202 pages
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"Each chapter of this book provides an essential portrait of Churchill at the height of his powers. In addition to vividly depicting his relationships with Stalin, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and other world leaders, Lukacs reflects on Churchill's ability to foresee the coming of World War II and the Cold War; he weighs Churchill's stature as a historian looking backward at the conflicts of which he was so much a part; and he examines the often contradictory ways Churchill has been perceived by critics and admirers alike. The last chapter is a powerful and deeply moving evocation of the three days Lukacs spent in London attending Churchill's funeral in 1965, and it offers a final assessment of Churchill's place in history through the prism of the varied individuals who came to honor him after his death. In Churchill: Visionary. Statesman. Historian., Luckacs sets forth the essence of this towering figure with consummate mastery."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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British military historian Keegan's Winston Churchill is a worthy addition to the "Penguin Lives" series. While Churchill has recently been the subject of several massive biographies (e.g., Roy ... Read full review

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Churchill the visionary
1
Churchill and Stalin
19
Churchill and Roosevelt
49
Churchill and Eisenhower
67
Churchill Europe and appeasement
83
Churchills historianship
101
His failures His critics
129
Two recent biographies
155
Churchills funeral
163
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John Lukacs is the author of more than twenty books on history.

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