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Churchill : visionary, statesman, historian

Author: John Lukacs
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Lukacs has spent a lifetime considering the complex personality and statesmanship of Winston Churchill. In previous books Lukacs told the story of Churchill's titanic struggle with Adolf Hitler in the early days of World War II. Now, in Churchill: Visionary. Statesman. Historian., he turns his attention to Churchill the man and visionary statesman.".
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston S Churchill; Winston Churchill, Sir; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lukacs
ISBN: 0300097697 9780300097696
OCLC Number: 49625973
Description: xiii, 202 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Churchill the visionary --
Churchill and Stalin --
Churchill and Roosevelt --
Churchill and Eisenhower --
Churchill, Europe, and appeasement --
Churchill's historianship --
His failures. His critics --
Two recent biographies --
Churchill's funeral.
Responsibility: John Lukacs.
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"John Lukacs has spent a lifetime considering the complex personality and statesmanship of Winston Churchill. In previous books Lukacs told the story of Churchill's titanic struggle with Adolf Hitler in the early days of World War II. Now, in Churchill: Visionary. Statesman. Historian., he turns his attention to Churchill the man and visionary statesman.".

"Each chapter of this book provides an essential portrait of Churchill at the height of his powers. In addition to vividly depicting his relationships with Stalin, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and other world leaders, Lukacs reflects on Churchill's ability to foresee the coming of World War II and the Cold War; he weighs Churchill's stature as a historian looking backward at the conflicts of which he was so much a part; and he examines the often contradictory ways Churchill has been perceived by critics and admirers alike.

The last chapter is a powerful and deeply moving evocation of the three days Lukacs spent in London attending Churchill's funeral in 1965, and it offers a final assessment of Churchill's place in history through the prism of the varied individuals who came to honor him after his death. In Churchill: Visionary. Statesman. Historian., Luckacs sets forth the essence of this towering figure with consummate mastery."--BOOK JACKET.

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