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    DescriptionWinston Churchill is probably still the best-known Prime Minister of Great Britain. Born at Blenheim Palace, he joined the army after Harrow, but in 1899 resigned his commission to report on the Boer War. Elected to Parliament in 1900, he served in both Conservative and Liberal governments, and became Chancellor of the Exchequer under Baldwin. A period in the political wilderness was ended by the declaration of world War II and his appointment to the Admiralty; after Chamberlain's resignation in 1940 he led a coalition government. He worked closely with Roosevelt and to a lesser degree with Stalin throughout the war. He lost the election of 1945 but became Prime Minister again from 1951 to 1955. His last years saw a return to writing, including his memoirs of World War II.


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    Title
    Winston Churchill
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Blake
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 150 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780750915076
    ISBN 10: 0750915072
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    DC21: 941.082092
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, CHRN/LATE18
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 941.084/092
    LC classification: DA566.9.C5 B569 1998
    Illustrations note
    8pp b&w illustrations, chronology, bibliography
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sutton Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    20 August 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Review text
    Churchill, the great hero of World War II, had a fascinating history - and the author pulls no punches in revealing his failings as well as his merits. His failings included an inglorious youth and a less-than-successful career at the Home Office and Admiralty (though he was adored by the navy); his merits included a charisma which enabled him to emerge as one of the great war leaders of history, despite continued fallibility in many areas of government and an inability to understand why ordering the bombing of Dresden or alleging that Mr Attlee would establish a Gestapo state in England were less than admirable. An excellent, short biography. (Kirkus UK)
    Table of contents
    Youth and adventure; member of Parliament; Admiralty 1911-1915; recovery and relapse 1915-1939; war 1939-1945; coda 1945-1965.