Churchill: The End of Glory : A Political Biography

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Based on fifteen years’ research in archives in Britain, France and America, John Charmley offers a fresh examination of the Churchill myth as created by official biographers and the man himself. The book describes Churchill’s long climb to power and influence and the human price which his ambitions exacted from those around him; it shows that his virtues and character were built on a heroic scale, so too were his faults and failures. This controversial reappraisal of Churchill made headlines and stirred an emotional debate about the great leader's conduct of World War II.

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John Charmley is a British diplomatic historian and a professor of modern history at the University of East Anglia, where he is head of the school of history. He is the author of eight books, five of which are being reissued in Faber Finds . He is perhaps most famous for his revisionist interpretation of British foreign policy in the mid-twentieth century, dealing with subjects like Appeasement and the Second World War with a degree of iconoclasm.

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