In Churchills Shadow: Confronting The Past In Modern Britain by David CannadineIn Churchills Shadow: Confronting The Past In Modern Britain by David Cannadine

In Churchills Shadow: Confronting The Past In Modern Britain

byDavid Cannadine

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With In Churchill's Shadow, David Cannadine offers an intriguing look at ways in which perceptions of a glorious past have continued to haunt the British present, often crushing efforts to shake them off. The book centers on Churchill, a titanic figure whose influence spanned the century.Though he was the savior of modern Britain, Churchill was a creature of the Victorian age. Though he proclaimed he had not become Prime Minister to "preside over the liquidation of the British Empire," in effect he was doomed to do just that. And though he has gone down in history for his defiantorations during the crisis of World War II, Cannadine shows that for most of his career Churchill's love of rhetoric was his own worst enemy. Cannadine turns an equally insightful gaze on the institutions and individuals that embodied the image of Britain in this period: Gilbert and Sullivan, Ian Fleming, Noel Coward, the National Trust, and the Palace of Westminster itself, the home and symbol of Britain's parliamentarygovernment. This superb volume offers a wry, sympathetic, yet penetrating look at how national identity evolved in the era of the waning of an empire.

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David Cannadine is Professor of History and Director of the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London. He is the author of many acclaimed books, including The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, Class in Britain, and Ornamentalism. He lives in London.
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Title:In Churchills Shadow: Confronting The Past In Modern BritainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 5.98 × 9.02 × 0.91 inPublished:May 18, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019517156X

ISBN - 13:9780195171563

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"Cannadine makes a number of worthwhile forays, and his best chapters display his well-earned reputation for lively writing and provocative thinking."--Boston Globe