Churchill Defiant: Fighting On: 1945-1955

Paperback | September 27, 2011

byBarbara Leaming

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New York Times bestselling biographer Barbara Leaming has written a riveting political dramaof the last ten years of Winston Churchill's public life.

In Churchill Defiant, Leaming tells the tumultuous behind-the-scenes story of Churchill's refusal to retire after his 1945 electoral defeat, and the bare-knuckled political and personal battles that ensued. Her ground-breaking biography Jack Kennedy: The Education of a Statesman, was the first to detail Churchill's extraordinary influence on Kennedy's thinking. Now in Churchill Defiant, Leaming gives us a vivid and compelling narrative that sheds fresh light on both the human dimension of Winston Churchill and on the struggles and achievements of his final years. At last, in Leaming's eloquent account, we understand the tangled web of personal relationships and rivalries, the intricate interplay of past and present, the looming sense of history that makes the story of these years as fascinating as anything in the extraordinary century-long saga of Winston Churchill's life.

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New York Times bestselling biographer Barbara Leaming has written a riveting political dramaof the last ten years of Winston Churchill's public life. In Churchill Defiant, Leaming tells the tumultuous behind-the-scenes story of Churchill's refusal to retire after his 1945 electoral defeat, and the bare-knuckled political and personal b...

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Winston Churchill rages against time and his own mortality, in conflict with friend and foe alike, in this tumultuous political drama about his last ten years of public life.Churchill Defiant is a gripping, fast-paced narrative of bare-knuckle politics, of life-and-death decisions, of old grudges and fresh blame.This is Churchill in cl...

Barbara Leaming is aNew York Timesbestselling author. Her biography of John F. Kennedy was the first to detail the extraordinary influence of Winston Churchill on President Kennedy’s intellectual formation and political strategies. She lives in Connecticut.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:September 27, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061337609

ISBN - 13:9780061337604

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Churchill's final struggles Interesting choice of period for biography - from Churchill's stunning loss in 1945 until his retirement in 1955. It covers his battles to come back from defeat, to drive a peace summit with the US and USSR, and to retain power in the face of ambition and opposition in his own cabinet. #plumreview
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“Colorful details abound. . . . A beguiling portrait of a leading politician who refuses to acknowledge his waning powers.”