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Winston Churchill

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One of the greatest historians writing today gives us a defining portrait of the incomparable Winston Churchill In his landmark biography of Winston Churchill, acclaimed historian John Keegan offers a very human portrait of one of the twentieth century's enduring symbols of heroic defiance. From Churchill's youth as a poor student to his leadership during World War II, Keegan reveals a man whose own idea of an English past--eloquently embodied in his speeches--allowed him to exhort a nation to unprecedented levels of sacrifice. The result is a uniquely discerning look at one of the most fascinating personalities in history. "The best military historian of our generation." -Tom Clancy
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Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 127 x 177.8 x 5.08mm | 136.08g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143112643
  • 9780143112648
  • 133,609

About John Keegan

Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan (1934-2012), was one of the most distinguished contemporary military historians and was for many years the senior lecturer at Sandhurst (the British Royal Military Academy) and the defense editor of the Daily Telegraph (London). Keegan was the author of numerous books including The Face of Battle, The Mask of Command, The Price of Admiralty, Six Armies in Normandy, and The Second World War, and was a fellow at the Royal Society of Literature.
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aAn accomplished and seductive book.a a"The Times Literary Supplement" aStands out as a model of insightfulness about an immense historical personality who helped to shape the world we live in.a a"The Economist" aMasterfully covers nearly all aspects of Churchillas illustrious career with knowledgeable insight and sympathy.a a"Forbes"
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"An accomplished and seductive book."
- The Times Literary Supplement

"Stands out as a model of insightfulness about an immense historical personality who helped to shape the world we live in."
- The Economist

"Masterfully covers nearly all aspects of Churchill's illustrious career with knowledgeable insight and sympathy."
- Forbes
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812 ratings
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