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Churchill

By Paul Johnson, 1928-


An acclaimed historian presents a revelatory look at the greatest statesman of the twentieth century

For eminent historian Paul Johnson, Winston Churchill remains an enigma in need of unraveling. Soldier, parliamentarian, Prime Minister, orator, painter, writer, husband, and leader—all of these facets combine to make Churchill one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history.

In Churchill, Johnson applies a wide lens and an unconventional approach to illuminate the various phases of Churchill’s career. From his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the Empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the advent of the Cold War, Johnson shows how Churchill’s immense adaptability combined with his natural pugnacity to make him a formidable leader for the better part of a century. Johnson’s narration of Churchill’s many triumphs and setbacks, rich with anecdote and quotation, illustrates the man’s humor, resilience, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before.

Winston Churchill’s hold on contemporary readers has never slackened, and Paul Johnson’s lively, concise biography will appeal to historians and general nonfiction readers alike.

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2009

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0670021059


Format: Book
Author: Johnson, Paul, 1928-
Summary: Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson shows how Churchill's immense adaptability combined with his natural pugnacity to make him a formidable leader for the better part of a century. Rich with anecdote and quotation, Johnson's narrative illustrates the British statesman's humor, resilience, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before.
Title: Churchill / by Paul Johnson.
Publisher Date: New York : Viking, 2009.
Subject: Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Isbn: 0670021059 (alk. paper) 9780670021055 (alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Johnson, Paul, 1928-
Summary: Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson shows how Churchill's immense adaptability combined with his natural pugnacity to make him a formidable leader for the better part of a century. Rich with anecdote and quotation, Johnson's narrative illustrates the British statesman's humor, resilience, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before.
Title: Churchill / by Paul Johnson.
Publisher, Date: New York : Viking, 2009.
Description: 181 p. : ports ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
Subjects: Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography
Subjects: Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-168) and index.
Contents: Young thruster -- Liberal statesman -- The lessons of failure -- Success and disasters -- The unregarded prophet -- Supreme power and frustration -- Glorious twilight.
LCCN: 2009008326
ISBN: 0670021059 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780670021055 (alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: B Churchill