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- Publisher: Hambledon Continuum
- Format: Paperback | 353 pages
- Dimensions: 156mm x 228mm x 32mm | 599g
- Publication date: 15 November 2006
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 185285541X
- ISBN 13: 9781852855413
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Illustrations note: 20 illustrations (b & w)
- Sales rank: 1,281,926
Winston Churchill saved Britain and Europe by his incomparable leadership in the Second World War. His involvement in war, however, stretched over a far longer period and was one of the main themes of his long life. Cavalryman at Omdurman, infantry colonel in the Trenches, First Lord of the Admiralty, as well as wartime Prime Minister, he wrote copiously about war as war correspondent, journalist and historian. Personally brave, he was both exited and repelled by war, and was a powerful strategic thinker. Geoffrey Best shows the importance of war in Churchill's career as a whole, from his early days as a hussar in India to his attempts to control the threat of the nuclear bomb. His leadership in the Second World War, which is fully covered, owed much to what he had learnt from earlier wars. Churchill and War, which is not afraid to tackle the question of his strategic bombing of Germany, is a rounded portrait of Churchill the warrior.
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GEOFFREY BEST is the author of Mid-Victorian Britain, Humanity in Warfare, War and Law since 1945 and Churchill: A Study in Greatness.
"'...profound scholarship...a superb stylist...never less than a pleasure to read.' Simon Heffer - Literary Review"
Table of contents
Illustrations; Preface; 1 Blenheim; 2 The Sudan and South Africa; 3 Amateur Admiral; 4 Antwerp and Gallipoli; 5 Mud and Munitions; 6 From Peace to War; 7 Democaratic Warlord; 8 The Grand Alliance; 9 Strategy; 10 War Direction; 11 The Family at War; 12 Atoms for War; 12 Atoms for Peace; 14 A Mind for War; 15 The Conduct of War; 16 Bladon; Notes; Bibliography; Index.