Winston Churchill

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Penguin, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 196 pages
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One of the greatest historians writing today gives us a defining portrait of the incomparable Winston Churchill

In his landmark biography of Winston Churchill, acclaimed historian John Keegan offers a very human portrait of one of the twentieth century's enduring symbols of heroic defiance. From Churchill's youth as a poor student to his leadership during World War II, Keegan reveals a man whose own idea of an English past—eloquently embodied in his speeches—allowed him to exhort a nation to unprecedented levels of sacrifice. The result is a uniquely discerning look at one of the most fascinating personalities in history.

“The best military historian of our generation.” –Tom Clancy


 

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A capable, brief study of Great Britain's renowned wartime leader and the troubled course of his passionate—if hardly compassionate—conservatism.Winston Churchill defined himself as both a military ... Read full review

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Contents

Churchill and History
1
Family and Youth
18
The Army 18941900
35
Parliament 19001910
56
The Center of Events 19101915
74
War and Peace 19151932
92
The Coming of War 19331940
111
A Prime Minister Alone 19401941
130
The Big Three 19411945
151
Apotheosis
171
Sources
193
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Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan (1934–2012), was one of the most distinguished contemporary military historians and was for many years the senior lecturer at Sandhurst (the British Royal Military Academy) and the defense editor of the Daily Telegraph (London). Keegan was the author of numerous books including The Face of Battle, The Mask of Command, The Price of Admiralty, Six Armies in Normandy, and The Second World War, and was a fellow at the Royal Society of Literature.