The Last Lion: Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940

The Last Lion: Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940

Alone is the second volume of William Manchester's brilliant three-volume biography of Winston Churchill. In this volume, we witness the war within, before the colossal war to come. During this period, Churchill was tested as few men are: relentlessly pursued by creditors, disowned by his own party, vociferously dismissed by the press as a warmonger, and twice nearly lost his seat in Parliament. Yet despite his personal and political troubles, Churchill managed to… (more)

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As an adventure story, this book is superb. It has tremendous pace, rich detail and immense drama. That is appropriate, since few characters are as huge as Churchill. But we need to move beyond the shining deeds of extraordinary heroes. Churchill becomes much more interesting when his flaws are admitted and his limitations exposed.


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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (November 06, 2012)

Parent ISBN: 9780316244879

Page count: 784 pages

File size: 10.9 MB

Language: English


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