Churchill: The Struggle for Survival 1945-60

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The second edition in the landmark reissue of the diaries of Winston Churchill's doctor, devoted friend, and confidant, Lord Moran, present a frank and intimate portrait of the Prime Minister from the tumultuous post-World War II years all the way up to his death in January 1965. In his unique position as a companion to Churchill throughout virtually his entire career as a statesman, Moran sheds new light on the controversies that precipitated Churchill's eventual fall from grace after the War, presenting an ...
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The second edition in the landmark reissue of the diaries of Winston Churchill's doctor, devoted friend, and confidant, Lord Moran, present a frank and intimate portrait of the Prime Minister from the tumultuous post-World War II years all the way up to his death in January 1965. In his unique position as a companion to Churchill throughout virtually his entire career as a statesman, Moran sheds new light on the controversies that precipitated Churchill's eventual fall from grace after the War, presenting an invaluable picture of a complicated, contradictory individual: stubborn, defiant, prideful, yet possessing an undeniable strength and nobility. Moran chronicles not only the key political events of Churchill's last twenty years—his legendary Iron Curtain speech, his triumphant return to power in 1951 and his ensuing role in the unfolding political landscape of the Cold War era—but also Churchill's place as a Nobel Prize winning historian, voracious traveler, and enigmatic father and husband. What we get with the Churchill Diaries is an absolutely indispensable first-hand document of one of the most towering historical figures of the 20th century.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The Churchill industry continues with this second volume of the diaries of Lord Moran (volume one, covering the wartime years, was published here in 2002). Moran, born Charles McMoran Wilson, was Churchill's doctor and friend, traveling with the iconic figure for decades-and he kept notes. This volume begins with "The Big Blow," when English voters turned the wartime prime minister out of office by a landslide and covers, often in voluminous detail, the next 15 years of Churchill's life-a period during which he wrote his magisterial history of WWII and again served as England's prime minister (he was re-elected in 1951). The book reads more like a novel than a diary, and the author's charming style and devotion to his subject create an indelible portrait of the enigmatic, multifaceted Churchill. Sometimes, it's the personal details that make history come alive. When Churchill was turned out of office in 1945, Moran said the people were ungrateful. "Oh, no," Churchill replied with remarkable calm. "I wouldn't call it that. They have had a very hard time." (Feb.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
In his second volume in a series, Moran, Churchill's physician and friend, gives the inside line on the British prime minister. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786717064
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 1/9/2006
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 790,423
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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Lord Moran aka Charles McMoran Wilson was Winston Churchill's private doctor and close personal friend.
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