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The Last Lion 1: Visions of Glory 1874-1932 - William Raymond Manchester
The Last Lion 1: Visions of Glory 1874-1932
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William Manchester met Winston Churchill on January 24, 1953. Their encounter on the Queen Mary sparked an intense curiosity in Manchester that would eventually result in his classic three-volume magnum opus The Last Lion. In this, the first volume, we follow Churchill from his birth to 1932,... show more
William Manchester met Winston Churchill on January 24, 1953. Their encounter on the Queen Mary sparked an intense curiosity in Manchester that would eventually result in his classic three-volume magnum opus The Last Lion. In this, the first volume, we follow Churchill from his birth to 1932, when he began to warn against the remilitarization of Germany. Born of a lovely, wanton American mother and a gifted but unstable son of a duke, his childhood was one of wretched neglect. He sought glory on the battlefields of Cuba, Sudan, India, South Africa and the trenches of France. In Parliament he was the prime force behind the creation of Iraq and Jordan, laid the groundwork for the birth of Israel, and negotiated the independence of the Irish Free State. Yet, as Chancellor of the Exchequer he plunged England into economic crisis, and his fruitless attempt to suppress Gandhi's quest for Indian independence brought political chaos to Britain.Throughout, Churchill learned the lessons that would prepare him for the storm to come, and as the 1930's began, he readied himself for the coming battle against Nazism--an evil the world had never before seen. (1983)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385313483 (0385313489)
ASIN: 385313489
Publisher: Delta
Pages no: 992
Edition language: English
Series: The Last Lion (#1)
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4.0 The Last Lion 1: Visions of Glory 1874-1932 by William Raymond Manchester
bookshelves: autumn-2015, dip-in-now-and-again, biography, nonfiction, published-1983, tbr-busting-2015 Read from April 06, 2013 to September 05, 2015 Description: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory 1874-1932When Winston Spencer Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace, Imperial Britain s...
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5.0 The Last Lion #1: Visions of Glory by William Manchester
An instant favorite! What a fantastic first volume of a three book trilogy on the life of Winston Churchill. This book takes us from Churchill's birth through his seeming end in politics in the early 1930s. It is a fantastic look at not only Churchill's life, but also the world around him. I particu...
Denise
Denise rated it
5.0 The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 1: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932
This is a comprehensive look at Winston Churchill's life up until 1932 (this is the first volume in a three volume set). This book felt like a journey to me. Not a long weary journey but that I was right alongside Churchill throughout his life. I found this to be absolutely fascinating and would def...
"Check Six"
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5.0
A hero for all. I need to reread.
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
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A hero for all. I need to reread.
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