Churchill

Overview

"Fast-moving and perceptive."—The Times

When Winston Churchill died Sebastian Haffner wrote that "it seemed as if not a mere mortal was buried, but English history itself." Haffner was an "enemy alien" whose own writing deeply influenced Churchill's policy towards Germany and the Nazis.

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Overview

"Fast-moving and perceptive."—The Times

When Winston Churchill died Sebastian Haffner wrote that "it seemed as if not a mere mortal was buried, but English history itself." Haffner was an "enemy alien" whose own writing deeply influenced Churchill's policy towards Germany and the Nazis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908323378
  • Publisher: Haus Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/12/2014
  • Edition description: Anniversary Edition
  • Pages: 140

Meet the Author

Sebastian Haffner was 'one of the outstanding figures in European journalism' (Guardian, 1999). He emigrated to London from Berlin in the 1930s and became a vocal critic of the Nazi regime, writing influential articles in the Observer. After the war, he became Germany's pre-eminent political commentator. His many books include Germany: Jekyll and Hyde. Peter Hennessy is Professor of Contemporary History at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, Gresham Professor of Rhetoric at Gresham College, London, and Chairman of the Kennedy Memorial Trust. His books include Cabinet, Whitehall and Never Again: Britain 1945-51, for which he was awarded both the Duff Cooper Prize and the NCR Prize in 1993. John Brownjohn is a prize-winning translator and works with Roman Polanski.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Peter Hennessy

Father and Son 1874-1895
Young Churchill 1895-1900
The Radical 1901-1914
The High-Flyers Crashes 1914-1917
The Reactionary 1917-1929
One Against All 1929-1939
Déjà vu 1939-1940
The Man of Destiny 1940-1942
Triumph and Tragedy 1942-1945
The Final Struggle 1945-1965

Chronology
Further Reading
Picture Sources
Index
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