Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

by Sean Moore
     
 

James Hume — who knew Churchill personally — brilliantly captures the extraordinary life of this gifted, complex, and often troubled leader.

A groundbreaking series of illustrated biographies, A & E Biographies combines the smart, concise approach of the hugely popular A&E Biography television series with the illuminating visual approach of DK Publishing

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James Hume — who knew Churchill personally — brilliantly captures the extraordinary life of this gifted, complex, and often troubled leader.

A groundbreaking series of illustrated biographies, A & E Biographies combines the smart, concise approach of the hugely popular A&E Biography television series with the illuminating visual approach of DK Publishing to present the lives of history's most colorful figures.

Television's longest running, single-topic documentary series Biography on A&E Network is not only one of the most successful shows — it is one of the most popular. Biography has profiled more than 900 people in its fifteen years.

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Library Journal
In this tandem account Plimpton, of Paris Review fame, traces the life and four expeditions of the South Polar explorer and tells of his own recent adventures retracing Shackleton's course. Although a reader needs to keep a close sight on when Plimpton shifts focus, this work is a brisk and eye-opening reminder that-hazards and disasters notwithstanding-human nature's intrepid spirit is unquenchable. An excellent case in point: Plimpton's re-telling of a moment in Shackleton's traverse of South Georgia, when Shackleton and his two companions, with darkness coming on, stand at the top of a snow slope with no idea of whether it levels out below or drops precipitously: "The three arrange themselves as if on an imaginary toboggan, each straddled behind the other..." and push off. Plimpton notes: "It is one of the few moments in the saga of the Endurance that brings a smile to the face-the image of the three of them as if on a sled, a typical winter scene that equates with Christmas revelry on the hill up beyond the barn, and yet in this case in a wintery vastness where no man had ever set foot before." Although not the final word on Shackleton, this elegant tribute is recommended for all libraries with patrons interested in exploration.-Robert C. Jones, Central Missouri State Univ., Warrensburg, MO Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Adult/High School-This profusely illustrated and engaging work on the British leader focuses primarily on his public life while explaining how his sharp intelligence and iron will made him one of the towering figures of the 20th century. Archival photographs, political cartoons, and posters add a visual richness that brings his story to life. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789493187
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
03/31/2003
Series:
A and e Biography Series
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.69(d)

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