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Churchill : a study in greatness

Author: Geoffrey Best
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership in the Second World War once put him above criticism. In recent years his record has come under attack. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness, one of Britain's most distinguished historians makes sense of this extraordinary man and his long, controversial, colourful, contradictory and heroic career. What was at the heart of him? Was he a romantic or a realist? How central was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Best
ISBN: 0195161394 9780195161397 1852852534 9781852852535
OCLC Number: 50339762
Notes: Originally published: London ; New York : Hambledon and London, 2001.
Description: xii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Unwillingly to school --
Willingly to war --
Clementine and the Commons --
Board of Trade and Home Office --
First Lord of the Admiralty --
The Dardanelles --
Recovery --
Bolsheviks and Irishmen --
Eastern questions --
Tory Chancellor --
Empire and India --
Chartwell and Hitler --
"Winston is back!" --
His finest hour --
Democratic warlord --
"Action this day" --
America and Roosevelt --
Special operations and bombing offensive --
France and de Gaulle --
Russia and Stalin --
Victory overcast --
Iron curtain --
Summitry and the bomb --
Return to Downing Street --
Sunset and nightfall --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Best.
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