Dimensions: 1232 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 3.15 in
Published: November 6, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316547700
ISBN - 13: 9780316547703
From the Publisher
Spanning the years of 1940-1965, THE LAST LION picks up shortly
after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island
nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany.
The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a
man of indomitable courage, lightning fast intellect, and an
irresistible will to action. THE LAST LION brilliantly recounts how
Churchill organized his nation''s military response and defense;
compelled FDR into supporting America''s beleaguered cousins, and
personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped the Allies win
the war, while at the same time adapting himself and his country to
the inevitable shift of world power from the British Empire to the
More than twenty years in the making, THE LAST LION presents a
revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and
dynamic leader. This is popular history at its most stirring.
About the Author
William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and
biographer whose books include The Last Lion, Volumes 1
and 2, Goodbye Darkness, A World Lit Only by
Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of
Krupp, American Caesar, The Death of the
President, and assorted works of journalism.
Paul Reid is an award-winning journalist. In late 2003 his friend,
William Manchester, in failing health, asked Paul to complete
The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm. He lives in North
"[A] wonderful literary work."