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Churchill [electronic Resource]

By Paul Johnson, 1928-

From the “most celebrated and best-loved British historian in America” (Wall Street Journal), an elegant, concise, and revealing portrait of Winston Churchill



In Churchill, eminent historian Paul Johnson offers a lively, succinct exploration of one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history. Winston Churchill's hold on contemporary readers has never slackened, and Johnson’s analysis casts new light on his extraordinary life and times. Johnson illuminates 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—and shows how Churchill's immense adaptability and innate pugnacity made 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, and is sure to appeal to historians and general nonfiction readers alike.





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Author: Johnson, Paul, 1928-
Summary: 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. -- taken from the OverDrive website.
Title: Churchill [electronic resource] / Paul Johnson.
Publisher Date: New York : Penguin USA, Inc., c2009.
Subject: Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century
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Format: Ebook
Author: Johnson, Paul, 1928-
Summary: 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. -- taken from the OverDrive website.
Title: Churchill [electronic resource] / Paul Johnson.
Publisher, Date: New York : Penguin USA, Inc., c2009.
Description: 1 online resource.
Subjects: Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
Subjects: Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography
Subjects: Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-168) and index.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Contents: Young thruster -- Liberal statesman -- The lessons of failure -- Success and disasters -- The unregarded prophet -- Supreme power and frustration -- Glorious twilight.
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Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F003660C-3D65-4855-8E57-9F2B8C182A4C Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9781101149294 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 1101149299 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: DA566.9.C5 C48 2009eb
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