First published in 1991, this is a story of adventure. The author uses Churchill's personal letters and the recollections of his contemporaries, friends and enemies, to go behind the scenes of some of the stormiest and fascinating political events of our time revealing his qualities in peace and war, not least as an orator and a man of vision.
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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.From the Inside Flap:
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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Descrizione libro William Heinemann Ltd, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110434291838
Descrizione libro Mar 25, 1991. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria UK-4SXL-SPNK
Descrizione libro William Heinemann Ltd, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0434291838