The Last Lion

The Last Lion Author William Manchester
ISBN-10 9780345548634
Year 2013-11-05
Pages 1200
Language en
Publisher Bantam
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Spanning the years 1940-1965, this third volume in Manchester's biography picks up shortly after Churchill became prime minister, as his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany.

The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill

The Last Lion  Winston Spencer Churchill Author William Manchester
ISBN-10 9781447279600
Year 2015-03-26
Pages
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940 is the second volume of the outstanding three volume The Last Lion, the ultimate Churchill biography from the award-winning historian, William Manchester. In this triumphant biography, William Manchester, contends that Churchill's lonely battle against appeasement, even more than his leadership in war, was the Last Lion's finest hour. Politically isolated in Parliament, sometimes jeered at and scorned when he warned of the growing Nazi threat, Churchill stood alone, a beacon of hope amid the gathering storm.

The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill

The Last Lion  Winston Spencer Churchill Author William Manchester
ISBN-10 9781447279549
Year 2015-03-26
Pages
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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"Masterful . . . The collaboration completes the Churchill portrait in a seamless manner, combining the detailed research, sharp analysis and sparkling prose that readers of the first two volumes have come to expect." - Associated Press Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister-when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. In brilliant prose and informed by decades of research, William Manchester and Paul Reid recount how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defence, convinced FDR to support the cause, and personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped win the war. We witness Churchill, driven from office, warning the world of the coming Soviet menace. And after his triumphant return to 10 Downing Street, we follow him as he pursues his final policy goal: a summit with President Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet leaders. In conclusion, we experience Churchill's last years, when he faces the end of his life with the same courage he brought to every battle he ever fought.

The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill Vol II

The Last Lion  Winston Spencer Churchill  Vol  II Author William Manchester
ISBN-10 9781925482249
Year 2016-06-01
Pages 800
Language en
Publisher Boxtree
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Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940 is the second volume of the outstanding three volume The Last Lion, the ultimate Churchill biography from the award-winning historian, William Manchester. In this triumphant biography, William Manchester, contends that Churchill's lonely battle against appeasement, even more than his leadership in war, was the Last Lion's finest hour. Politically isolated in Parliament, sometimes jeered at and scorned when he warned of the growing Nazi threat, Churchill stood alone, a beacon of hope amid the gathering storm.

The Caged Lion

The Caged Lion Author William Manchester
ISBN-10 0747403805
Year 1989
Pages 756
Language en
Publisher Abacus
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In this second volume of the life of Winston Churchill, William Manchester shows that whilst Churchill came into his own as Prime Minister, his finest moments may have been when he stood alone, a political pariah, as he prophesized the outcome of appeasing Hitler's territorial ambitions.

Last Lion The Volume 1

Last Lion  The  Volume 1 Author William Manchester
ISBN-10 0316545031
Year 1988
Pages 992
Language en
Publisher Little, Brown
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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 Britain. 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 before seen.

A World Lit Only by Fire

A World Lit Only by Fire Author William Manchester
ISBN-10 0316082791
Year 2009-09-26
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Back Bay Books
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William Manchester's A World Lit Only by Fire is the preeminent popular history of civilization's rebirth after the Dark Ages.

Portrait of a President

Portrait of a President Author William Manchester
ISBN-10 9780795350375
Year 2017-01-10
Pages
Language en
Publisher RosettaBooks
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Written by one of President John F. Kennedy’s greatest admirers and closest confidants, this intimately detailed account provides a rarely seen glimpse into the emotions behind the Kennedy administration—from the elation of victory to the frustrating challenges facing a young president at this pivotal turning point in U.S. history. Originally published in 1962—before the assassination of JFK—Portrait of a President is William Manchester’s first biography of the 35th President of the United States. In addition to personal encounters with JFK, the biography draws from over forty interviews conducted in the first year of his presidency. In speaking with those closest to the president, both in his administration and his family, Manchester captures a complete portrait of one of the most highly regarded figures of the twentieth century. This updated edition includes a new introduction and epilogue written by Manchester in the aftermath of November 1963, adding to the mythos by documenting not just how President Kennedy lived, but also the legacy he left behind.

Churchill The Power of Words

Churchill  The Power of Words Author Winston S. Churchill
ISBN-10 9781448127375
Year 2012-06-07
Pages 688
Language en
Publisher Random House
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Winston Churchill understood and wielded the power of words throughout his six decades in the public eye. His wartime writings and speeches revealed both his vision for the future and his own personal feelings, fascinating generation after generation with their powerful style and thoughtful reflection. In this book Churchill’s official biographer, Martin Gilbert, has skilfully selected 200 extracts from his entire oeuvre of books, articles and speeches that reflect his life story, career and philosophy. From intimate memories of his childhood to his contributions to half a century of debates on war and social policy, we see how Churchill used words for different purposes: to argue for moral causes; to advocate action in the national and international spheres, and to tell of his own struggles, setbacks and achievements. Martin Gilbert’s informed choice of extracts and his illuminating explanations linking them together create a compelling biography of Churchill as recounted in the great man’s own inimitable words.

The Death of a President

The Death of a President Author William Manchester
ISBN-10 9780316370721
Year 2013-10-08
Pages 736
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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William Manchester's epic and definitive account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination -- now restored to print in a new paperback edition. As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy family, to create a detailed, authoritative record of the days immediately preceding and following President John F. Kennedy's death. Through hundreds of interviews, abundant travel and firsthand observation, and with unique access to the proceedings of the Warren Commission, Manchester conducted an exhaustive historical investigation, accumulating forty-five volumes of documents, exhibits, and transcribed tapes. His ultimate objective -- to set down as a whole the national and personal tragedy that was JFK's assassination -- is brilliantly achieved in this galvanizing narrative, a book universally acclaimed as a landmark work of modern history.

American Caesar

American Caesar Author William Manchester
ISBN-10 0440304245
Year 1983
Pages 960
Language en
Publisher Laurel
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The acclaimed biographer and historian examines the career of the legendary soldier-hero and paradoxical four-star general, a military genius who suffered from lapses in strategy.

The Dark Valley

The Dark Valley Author Piers Brendon
ISBN-10 0307428370
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 848
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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The 1930s were perhaps the seminal decade in twentieth-century history, a dark time of global depression that displaced millions, paralyzed the liberal democracies, gave rise to totalitarian regimes, and, ultimately, led to the Second World War. In this sweeping history, Piers Brendon brings the tragic, dismal days of the 1930s to life. From Stalinist pogroms to New Deal programs, Brendon re-creates the full scope of a slow international descent towards war. Offering perfect sketches of the players, riveting descriptions of major events and crises, and telling details from everyday life, he offers both a grand, rousing narrative and an intimate portrait of an era that make sense out of the fascinating, complicated, and profoundly influential years of the 1930s. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Panzer Commander

Panzer Commander Author Hans Von Luck
ISBN-10 9780804151979
Year 2013-10-09
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Dell
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A stunning look at World War II from the other side... From the turret of a German tank, Colonel Hans von Luck commanded Rommel's 7th and then 21st Panzer Division. El Alamein, Kasserine Pass, Poland, Belgium, Normandy on D-Day, the disastrous Russian front--von Luck fought there with some of the best soldiers in the world. German soldiers. Awarded the German Cross in Gold and the Knight's Cross, von Luck writes as an officer and a gentleman. Told with the vivid detail of an impassioned eyewitness, his rare and moving memoir has become a classic in the literature of World War II, a first-person chronicle of the glory--and the inevitable tragedy--of a superb soldier fighting Hitler's war.