Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

by Peter Alter
     
 

English summary: Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) is considered to be the most important Englishman of all times and the greatest statesman of the 20th century. Through his unyielding resistance facing menace and military aggression Hitler failed. One of the "Big Three" next to Roosevelt and Stalin, Churchill played a major role in defeating Nazi Germany and in

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English summary: Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) is considered to be the most important Englishman of all times and the greatest statesman of the 20th century. Through his unyielding resistance facing menace and military aggression Hitler failed. One of the "Big Three" next to Roosevelt and Stalin, Churchill played a major role in defeating Nazi Germany and in the reorganisation of Europe after the destruction of the second world war. The political and economic unification of Europe received vital impulse from him. The author follows the trail of Churchill's life and lays out an impression of a exceptional personality - the politician, visionary statesman, the successful author and free time painter. German description: Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) gilt als der bedeutendste Englander aller Zeiten, als der grosste Staatsmann des 20. Jahrhunderts. An seinem entschlossenen Widerstand und seiner Unbeugsamkeit gegenuber Drohungen und militarischer Aggression scheiterte der Diktator Hitler. Als einer der "Grossen Drei" neben Roosevelt und Stalin hatte er massgeblichen Anteil an der Niederwerfung des nationalsozialistischen Deutschland und der Neuordnung Europas nach den Zerstorungen des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Die politische und wirtschaftliche Einigung Europas erfuhr durch ihn entscheidende Anstosse. Der Autor zeichnet Churchills Lebensweg nach und gibt einen Eindruck von einer ausserordentlichen Personlichkeit - dem Politiker, dem visionaren Staatsmann, dem erfolgreichen Schriftsteller und Hobbymaler.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783170187863
Publisher:
Kohlhammer Verlag
Publication date:
09/14/2006
Series:
Urban-Taschenbucher Series, #614
Pages:
328

Meet the Author

Professor Alter taught Contemporary History at the university of Duisburg-Essen.

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