Winston Churchill: A Life

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Penguin, Oct 30, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 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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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


CHAPTER ONE Churchill and History
CHAPTER THREE The Army 18941900
CHAPTER FOUR Parliament 19001910
CHAPTER SIX War and Peace 19151932
CHAPTER EIGHT A Prime Minister Alone 19401941
CHAPTER TEN Apotheosis

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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.

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