The Last Lion
Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
William Manchester & Paul Reid
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Spanning the years of 1940-1965, 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 conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action. THE LAST LION brilliantly recounts how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defense; compelled FDR into supporting 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.
More than twenty years in the making, THE LAST LION presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic leader. This is popular history at its most stirring.
Publishers Weekly Review
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I have waited a quarter century for this book. Churchill was created by God and circumstance to lead Britain and -- for an uncomfortable moment -- the free world against Hitler alone. This recounts how lucky freedom was to have Churchill and how he barely fit the time in which he was most needed. God rest William Manchester for tell this story.
Worth every penny.
Excellent book. The writing style is not exactly the same as in the first two books in the series. Actually easier to read in that there is not as much of the laboring detail that went into the other books.
Still a wonderful read.
We have been waiting for a long time for the finish. Thank you Paul (Reid) for the completion.
Shearbash Jan. 2013
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
- Published: Nov 06, 2012
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 1232 Pages
- Language: English