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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume Three: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

William Manchester; Paul Reid

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ISBN 10: 1470819538 / ISBN 13: 9781470819538
Verlag: Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2012
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More than twenty years in the making -- this is the third and final volume of William Manchester's biography of Winston Spencer Churchill. The Last Lion presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic leader. This is popular history at its most stirring.

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, Defender of the Realm, the third volume of William Manchester's The Last Lion, picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister -- when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill portrayed by Manchester and Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning-fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action. This volume brilliantly recounts how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defense, compelled President Roosevelt to support America's beleaguered cousins, and personified the ''never surrender'' ethos that helped the Allies win the war, while at the same time adapting himself and his country to the inevitable shift of world power from the British Empire to the United States.

Über den Autor: WILLIAM MANCHESTER (1922-2004) was an award-winning American author, biographer, and historian and a professor emeritus of history at Wesleyan University. Among his many New York Times bestselling books are Goodbye Darkness and The Last Lion, a three-volume biography of Winston Churchill.

PAUL REID is an award-winning journalist. In late 2003 his friend, William Manchester, in failing health, asked Paul to complete The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm. He lives in North Carolina.

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Verlag: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Erscheinungsdatum: 2012

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