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In the footsteps of Churchill

Author: Richard Holmes
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the Footsteps of Churchill is both a study in character and the story of an extraordinary career. Historian Richard Holmes uses new material to investigate the influences that shaped the man: his schooldays, his flamboyant father, Randolph, and his attractive American mother, Jennie. Holmes argues that the qualities that made Churchill great also led him to commit catastrophic blunders. The recklessness that made  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holmes, Richard, 1946-2011.
In the footsteps of Churchill.
New York : Basic Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)1002182426
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Holmes
ISBN: 0465030823 9780465030828 9780465030835 0465030831
OCLC Number: 60405926
Description: 351 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Father to the man 1874-1895 --
The Bubble Reputation 1895-1901 --
The tattered flag 1901-1911 --
First Lord 1911-1915 and 1939-1940 --
The great betrayal 1914-1929 --
Climacteric 1929-1935 --
In the wings 1936-1940 --
Centre stage 1940-1942 --
Support role 1942-1944 --
Final act 1945-1965 --
Death shall have no dominion --
Appendix A: Broadcast of 16 November 1934 --
Appendix B: The Atlantic Charter --
Appendix C: Declaration of Honorary Citizen of United States of America --
Appendix D: Mustard Gas Minute of 6 July 1944 --
The Morgenthau Plan.
Responsibility: Richard Holmes.
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Drawing upon never-before-seen materials such as letters between the young Winston Churchill and his parents, Holmes paints the most complete portrait to date of the man who stood up to Hitler and  Read more...

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