The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 2: Alone, 1932-1940

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 2: Alone, 1932-1940

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by William Manchester, Frederick Davidson
     
 

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For years, Churchill warned the British government against the growing Nazi threat. For years he was ignored. Politically isolated in Parliament, sometimes jeered at and scorned, Churchill stood alone, a beacon of reality amid the gathering storm. This book tells of perhaps the Last Lion's finest hour in the historical context not only of the 1930s, on which this… See more details below

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For years, Churchill warned the British government against the growing Nazi threat. For years he was ignored. Politically isolated in Parliament, sometimes jeered at and scorned, Churchill stood alone, a beacon of reality amid the gathering storm. This book tells of perhaps the Last Lion's finest hour in the historical context not only of the 1930s, on which this volume focuses, but of the events that preceded the decade. In the Author's notes Manchester writes:

``In the view of this writer, there can be no enlightening life which does not include an account of the man's times. This need for context is even greater when the central figure is a towering statesman. It is impossible to understand Churchill and his adversaries in the 1930s, for example, without grasping the British revulsion against the horrors of World War I.''

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“Manchester has such control over a huge and moving narrative, such illumination of character . . . that he can claim the considerable achievement of having assembled enough powerful evidence to support Isaiah Berlin’s judgment of Churchill as ‘the largest human being of our time.’”The New Yorker
 
“Memorable.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Stirring . . . As Manchester points out several times, it’s as if the age, having produced a Hitler, then summoned Churchill as the only figure equal to the task of vanquishing him. The years Alone are the pivotal years of Churchill’s career.”The Boston Sunday Globe
 
“The best Churchill biography [for] this generation . . . Even readers who know the basic story will find much that is new.”Newsweek
 
“A triumph . . . equal in stature to the first volume of the series.”Newsday
 
“Vivid . . . history in the grand manner.”—The Washington Post
 
“Compelling reading.”The Times (London)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781470825607
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
29
Sales rank:
399,949
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 5.80(h) x 2.00(d)

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