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

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

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.

About The Author

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...

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Title:The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 6, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316222143

ISBN - 13:9780316222143

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