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

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 1, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 992 pages
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Describes the early life and political career of the British prime minister.

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Brilliant research, well written. - Goodreads
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William Manchester is a great historical writer. - Goodreads
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Review: The Last Lion 1: Visions of Glory 1874-1932 (The Last Lion #1)

User Review  - Rob Crockett - Goodreads

Brilliant research, well written. I have never been that interested in modern European history, but this book has changed my mind. I'm looking forward to reading volumes two and three. This biography is epic. Read full review

Review: The Last Lion 2: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone, 1932-40 (The Last Lion #2)

User Review  - Mike Prochot - Goodreads

Required reading for fans of Mr. Churchill and those interested in learning about leadership, politics and World War Two from England's perspective. Well written, well worth the time to read and very inspiring. Read full review


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About the author (1984)

William Manchester was born on April 1, 1922 in Attleboro, Massachusetts. After serving as a Marine in the Pacific Theater during World War II, he completed his B.A. at the University of Massachusetts and earned his master's degree in English from the University of Missouri. He was a journalist for several years before becoming the managing editor of Wesleyan University's publications office. He spent the rest of his career at the University, serving in various roles including adjunct professor of history and writer-in-residence. In addition to several novels, her wrote a number of historical and biographical works. Among them are The Death of a President, which won the Dag Hammarskjold International Literary Prize and American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964. His last major work was a three-part biography of Winston Churchill, entitled The Last Lion. He received the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award in 2000. Manchester died on June 1, 2004, at the age of 82.

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