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William Manchester met Winston Churchill on January 24, 1953. Their
encounter on the Queen Mary sparked an intense curiosity
in Manchester that would eventually result in his classic
three-volume magnum opus The Last Lion.
In this, the first volume, we follow Churchill from his birth to
1932, when he began to warn against the remilitarization of
Germany. Born of a lovely, wanton American mother and a gifted but
unstable son of a duke, his childhood was one of wretched neglect.
He sought glory on the battlefields of Cuba, Sudan, India, South
Africa and the trenches of France. In Parliament he was the prime
force behind the creation of Iraq and Jordan, laid the groundwork
for the birth of Israel, and negotiated the independence of the
Irish Free State. Yet, as Chancellor of the Exchequer he plunged
England into economic crisis, and his fruitless attempt to suppress
Gandhi''s quest for Indian independence brought political chaos to
Throughout, Churchill learned the lessons that would prepare him
for the storm to come, and as the 1930''s began, he readied himself
for the coming battle against Nazism--an evil the world had never