Winston Churchill

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Thorndike Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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When New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani sought inspiration and strength in the aftermath of September 11th, he turned to Winston Churchill, quoting him and citing his heroic example. Here eminent historian John Keegan charts Churchill's career, focusing on his steadfast leadership during the catastrophic events of World War II, while England was poised on the brink of collapse. He looks at Churchill's speeches -- some of the greatest examples of English oratory -- and eloquently illuminates Churchill's incredible strength and his unshakable belief that democracy would always prevail. Book jacket.

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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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I’ve been hunting for a biography on Winston Churchill for some time and when I found this golden nugget of a mini-biography “Winston Churchill” by none other than John Keegan I snapped it up straight ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

John Keegan, May 15, 1934 - August 2, 2012 John Keegan was born in London, England on May 15, 1934. He received a degree in history from Balliol College, Oxford in 1953. After graduation, he went to the United States on a grant to study the Civil War. When he returned to London, he wrote political reports for the United States Embassy and in 1960 was appointed as a lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, England, a post he held for 25 years. During this time he also held visiting professorships at Princeton University and Vassar College. In 1997, he began working for the Daily Telegraph as a defense correspondent and then military affairs editor. He also contributed to the American website National Review Online. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 20 books about military history, the majority of which focus on warfare from the 14th to the 21st centuries. His works included Barbarossa: Invasion of Russia, The Face of Battle, A History of Warfare, Who Was Who in World War II, The Second World War, The American Civil War, The Mask of Command, and The Iraq War. He was knighted in 2000. He died on August 2, 2012 at age of 78.

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