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Churchill

Gilbert, Martin

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ISBN 10: 0712667253 / ISBN 13: 9780712667258
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2000. New Ed. Paperback. Follows Winston Churchill from his earliest days to his moments of triumph. This title offers a portrait using Churchill's personal letters and the recollections of his contemporaries, both friends and enemies, to go behind the scenes of some of the stormiest political events of our time, dominated by two world wars. Num Pages: 1088 pages, 32pp b&w plates. BIC Classification: 3JH; 3JJ; BGH; JPHL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 232 x 156 x 49. Weight in Grams: 1396. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780712667258

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Title: Churchill

Publisher: Vintage

Binding: Soft cover

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Martin Gilbert's highly-acclaimed Churchill: A Life is a story of adventure. It follows Winston Churchill from his earliest days to his moments of triumph. Here, the drama and excitement of his story are ever-present, as are his tremendous qualities in peace and war, not least as an orator and as a man of vision. Gilbert gives us a vivid portrait, using Churchill's most personal letters and the recollections of his contemporaries, both friends and enemies, to go behind the scenes of some of the stormiest and most fascinating political events of our time, dominated by two world wars and culminating in the era of the Iron Curtain.

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It is impossible to understand the Second World War without understanding Winston Churchill, the bold British Prime Minister who showed himself to be one of the greatest statesmen any nation has ever known. This lengthy biography is a single-volume abridgment of a massive, eight-volume work that took a quarter-century to write. It covers Churchill's entire life, highlighting not only his exploits during the Second World War, but also his early belief in technology and how it would revolutionize warfare in the 20th century. Churchill learned how to fly a plane before the First World War, and was also involved in the development of both the tank and anti-aircraft defense. But he truly showed his unmatched mettle during his country's darkest moments: "His finest hour was the leadership of Britain when it was most isolated, most threatened, and most weak; when his own courage, determination, and belief in democracy became at one with the nation," writes Gilbert. There are several wonderful books available on Churchill, but this is probably the best place to start.

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