The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

Kobo ebook | November 6, 2012

byWilliam Manchester, Paul Reid

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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 United States.

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.

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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 Church...

William Manchester was born on April 1, 1922 in Attleboro, Massachusetts. After serving as a Marine in the Pacific Theater during World War II, he completed his B.A. at the University of Massachusetts and earned his master's degree in English from the University of Missouri. Manchester was a journalist for several years before becoming an editor for Wesleyan University and the Wesleyan University Press. He spent the ...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 6, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Last Lion Last of the Manchester trilogy. Unhappily, completed after his death. A great read about an amazing person. Amazing is much overused but in this case and for this person entirely appropriate word. Glad that his work was finished!!
Date published: 2015-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic!!! Wonderful insight into a mammoth personality and statesman. Fantastic use of varied and relevant sources and insight into WSC including private secretaries, family, Cabinet members, and many many others. A must read for any fan of history, politics or Anglophile.
Date published: 2013-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Last Lion Excellent book and has lessons for current events
Date published: 2013-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 24 year wAIT a looong wait way too ong for me yet ists good.
Date published: 2012-10-25