Warlord: The Fighting Life of Winston Churchill, from Soldier to Statesman

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Carlo D'Este examines the life of Winston Churchill through his military service as both a soldier and warlord. He was the descendent of the first Duke of Marlborough who, despite never having risen above the rank of lieutenant colonel, eventually came at the age of sixty-five to direct Britain's military campaigns in the greatest conflict of the twentieth century.

D'Este explores Churchill's strategies in both world wars - the disastrous failures as well as the dazzling triumphs, and casts fresh light on his tumultuous relationships with his generals. Warlord is a masterful, unsparing portrait of one of history's most fascinating and influential leaders.

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'Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Churchill was the man - the only one - for the hour in 1940, and D'Este's magnificent book tells us exactly why.'
-- Sunday Telegraph, 5th April 09

About the Author:

Carlo D'Este is a retired US Army lieutenant colonel and a distinguished military historian. His first book, Decision in Normandy, established him 'at a stroke as a major military historian' (Max Hastings) and was followed by a series of ground-breaking studies, now recognized as the definitive books on their subjects, including Bitter Victory: the Battle for Sicily 1943 and Fatal Decision: Anzio and the Battle for Rome. He has also written highly acclaimed biographies: Patton: A Genius for War and Eisenhower: Allied Supreme Commander. He lives in Massachusetts.

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