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The Greatest Briton

Author : Jeremy Havardi
ISBN : 9780856833359
Genre : Political Science
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Considered one of the most controversial figures in modern history—highly revered by some and heavily criticized by others—Winston Churchill is defended in this collection of essays covering a variety of topics throughout his life. Arranged in chronological order to show his life and career in context of 20th-century world history, these short essays are both detailed and analytical while still being highly accessible for a general audience. Each essay answers a specific historical question about Churchill and argues that not only should he be remembered for his domestic policy alongside his wartime achievements but that he also anticipated a number of issues and debates facing the world today.

Churchill The Greatest Briton Unmasked

Author : Nigel Knight
ISBN : 0715328530
Genre : History
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In his brand new assessment of Winston Churchill's political career Nigel Knight challenges the sentimental image of the great wartime leader and argues that Churchill's impact on Great Britain was, in fact, consistently disastrous. The author backs up his arguments with rigorous academic research to provide a fresh insight into Churchill's entire career This book covers Churchill's time as pre-war Chancellor and his contradictory economic policies. It also looks at his time as Prime Minister and his wartime blunders, as well as the post-war period when he failed to rectify his past errors. It includes 16 pages of fascinating archive photographs.

Churchill

Author : Christopher Catherwood
ISBN : 0233003630
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Winston Churchill has rightly been voted the greatest Briton. His nine decades spanned from the era of cavalry charges to the nuclear age, and he was active in both. He had a keen historical perspective and analytical mind, and in World War II he was quick to oppose Hitler and see the importance of US involvement, and hence played a seminal part in ensuring the survival of not only Britain but arguably Western democracy itself. That is not to say he was without fault—the disastrous Gallipoli campaign, the creation of Iraq in 1921, his blind spot over India—all these contributed to a reputation for unreliability that dogged much of his public life. But his seven decades in the public spotlight, and in politics show that Winston Churchill deserves the stature that posterity has given him. Few characters in history have written as much as Churchill, and his writings and the photographic record happily provide the opportunity to put together a unique illustrated portrait of this remarkable man, featuring revealing facsimiles of his personal letters, documents, and speeches which draw attention to the unforgettable power of his oratory, which added a heroic dimension to a leader who was undoubtedly a true statesman.

Churchill

Author : Paul Addison
ISBN : 9780199297436
Genre : Great Britain
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During the Second World War, Winston Churchill won two resounding victories. The first was a victory over Nazi Germany, the second a victory over the legion of sceptics who had derided his judgement, denied his claims to greatness, and excluded him from high office on the grounds that he was sure to be a danger to King and Country. In this incisive new biography, Paul Addison examines both the life of the most iconic figure in twentieth-century British history, and also the battle over his reputation, which continues to this day.

Churchill

Author : Christopher Catherwood
ISBN : 0233005374
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A richly visual examination of the most revered Briton in history, from his birth at Blenheim Palace, to his inspirational wartime leadership, to his final years as a grand old man of world politics. Winston Churchill, whose nine decades spanned the early era of cavalry charges to the nuclear age, has been voted the greatest Briton. With his keen historical perspective and analytical mind, he was quick to oppose Hitler and thus played a seminal part in ensuring the survival of Britain--and arguably Western democracy itself. Churchill had his disasters and blind spots (the Gallipoli campaign, the creation of Iraq, India), but his achievements assure his place in posterity. This illustrated portrait, complete with 160 painstakingly researched photographs, artworks, speeches, and letters sourced from the family archives at Cambridge, provides insight into every facet of this remarkable man: the outspoken public figure, the powerful orator, the loving husband and father, the enthusiastic painter, and even the sportsman.

Churchill

Author : Ashley Jackson
ISBN : 9781623658052
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In Churchill Ashley Jackson paints an unvarnished portrait of Winston Churchill that removes the hagiography that has surrounded the myth of one of the greatest politicians of the last hundred years. Winston Churchill attracted far more criticism alive than he has since his death. He was, according to Evelyn Waugh, "always in the wrong, surrounded by crooks, a terrible father, a radio personality." To others, he was the savior of the nation, even of Western civilization, "the greatest Briton" who ever lived. Whatever one's view, Winston Churchill remains splendidly unreduced. He also remains enormous fun--a cartoonist's and caricaturist's dream on the one hand, one of the most powerful and successful statesmen in modern history on the other. Globally famed for his role as a leader during the Second World War, this study resists the temptation to conflate Churchill's post-war career with Britain's demise on the international stage. Nor does it endorse the notion that Churchill became an anachronism as he lived and continued to work, at a prodigious rate, through his seventies and eighties. As well as being Britain's most celebrated politician and war leader, Winston Churchill was a Nobel Prize-winning author. He was one of the most prolific writers of his age and his accounts of the momentous events through which he lived have indelibly marked the way in which modern British history has been conceptualized. Uniquely endowed with talent, energy and determination, Winston Churchill was, as a close wartime colleague put it, "unlike anyone you have ever met before." Ashley Jackson describes the contours and contradictions of Churchill's remarkable life and career as a solider, politician, historian, journalist, painter, amateur farmer and homemaker. From thrusting subaltern to high-flying politician, Cabinet outcast to elder statesman, this is the eternally fascinating story of Winston Churchill's appointment with destiny.

Churchill

Author : Norman Rose
ISBN : 9780857711397
Genre : History
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Winston Churchill (1874-1965) is often proclaimed as the greatest Briton in history and one of the world’s eminent leaders. Born into a dazzling political family, Churchill was awkward and eccentric as a young man but flourished in the army, where he served in the North West Frontier, Sudan and during the Second Boer War as a successful war correspondent. As a politician he was brash and petulent, but succeeded in holding most of the major offices of state, acting as Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer as well as First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for War. On the resignation of Neville Chamberlain in 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister and led Britain through one of its darkest moments. Charismatic and adventurous, egotistical, visionary and unconventional, Churchill was an enigma, his life one of paradox. A child of his time, the years of his life spanned two world wars and the rise and fall of the Victorian British Empire. His death marked the end of a British era which gave way to the American century. In this, the definitive biography, Norman Rose brilliantly illuminates the man behind the myth, producing a fresh, balanced and incisive portrait of an extraordinary life and of the legacy that remains undimmed to this day.

Winston Churchill At The Telegraph

Author : A. Warren Dockter
ISBN : 9781781314692
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Winston Churchill was asked by George VI to take the reins of power in May 1940 he later recalled that ‘I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial.’ Our relationship with the Greatest Briton is similarly framed by this same sense of an inevitable fate. It is difficult, from our perspective, to disentangle the man from the legend that has accumulated around him. The Telegraph had a uniquely close connection with Churchill following every stage of his career, from his early days as a war correspondent for the paper, through his time in the political wilderness, the turbulent war years and his astoundingly energetic life as an elder statesman. Collected here, for the first time, is the best reportage on this most fascinating of men. Unencumbered by his mythic status, there is praise and blame in equal measure: finding space for both dramatic accounts of his wartime premiership and affectionate reports on the animals living at Chartwell, his country estate. The Telegraph was also a happy home for Churchill the journalist, and featured within are many pieces written in his unmistakeable prose – he was as comfortable issuing stern jeremiads about the dangers of socialism, or the threat of Hitler’s Germany as he was enthusing about painting. Restoring much of the urgency and freshness to the life of this extraordinary man, Churchill at the Telegraph is a celebration of an intimate relationship that lasted over sixty years and shows Winston Churchill in all his paradoxical glory.

Winston Churchill

Author : Dominique Enright
ISBN : 1843170493
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Winston Churchill is synonymous with the Second World War and the defeat ofazism and his name will forever be remembered in British and indeed worldistory. However, Winston Churchill: The Greatest Briton uncovers the otherides to this famous leader. It provides a detailed examination, partlyiographical and partly anecdotal, of the extraordinary life of thisemarkable man.

Winston Churchill In British Art 1900 To The Present Day

Author : Jonathan Black
ISBN : 9781472592415
Genre : History
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Churchill is today remembered as a great leader, a war hero, a literary heavyweight and a renowned wit. This incarnation of Churchill is the latest in a long-evolving identity, which at various times has sustained his power, enhanced his popularity and enabled him to personify aspects of British national identity. Indeed Churchill was more aware than most of the performative power of his public life. He lived in an age of the illustrated mass-produced newspaper, with its cartoons and 'Kodak-snappers'. He was well-known for his readiness to appear in uniform for photo opportunities during the Second World War and he not only wrote about the art of political caricature, but collected cartoons of himself, his allies and opponents. In this heavily-illustrated book, Jonathan Black considers the changing image of Churchill in visual art, from cartoons and paintings to photographs and sculptures. He asks how and why his image developed right up to the present day and examines the extent to which Churchill was complicit in its production.

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