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Warlord : a life of Winston Churchill at war, 1874-1945

Author: Carlo D'Este
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of Winston Churchill's astonishing military career from his youth through World War II.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlo D'Este
ISBN: 9780060575731 0060575735
OCLC Number: 298990017
Notes: "1261782"--Jacket.
Description: xv, 666 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : May 10, 1940 --
Toy soldiers --
"A barren and unhappy period of my life" --
Sandhurst --
A young man on the make: the Fourth Queen's Own Hussars --
The jewel of empire: India, 1896-1897 --
A taste of war: the North-West Frontier, 1897 --
Soldier of fortune --
Omdurman --
David versus Goliath --
The Boer War --
The great escapade --
"The red gleam of war" --
Lessons learned --
Star bright --
The odd couple --
"Alarm bells throughout Europe" --
First lord of the admiralty --
Lighting the bonfire --
The architect of war --
Churchill's private army --
"Damn the Dardanelles! They will be our grave" --
The reckoning --
Penance --
"In Flanders fields" --
"Winston's folly" --
"A hopelessly obsolete, old-fashioned warrior" --
The shame of Munich --
"Bring back Churchill" --
"Winston is back" --
Warlord in waiting --
The Norway debacle --
The loneliest man in Britain --
"Action this day" --
Minister of defense --
The central war room --
Disaster in Flanders fields --
Deliverance --
"Don't give way to fear" --
"What a summer to waste on war" --
"Set Europe ablaze" --
London burning --
Wavell on the hot seat --
The president and the "former naval person" --
Mediterranean misadventures --
Disaster in Crete ---
The endless desert war --
"Colonel shrapnel" --
Chickens roosting in the Far East --
The quest for generalship --
Getting it right --
Alamein: the turning point --
Ike --
Torch and Casablanca --
Down the garden path --
Amid the ruins of Carthage --
The strategic air campaign --
Stranding the whale --
Overlord at last --
Summer of discontent --
Victory --
Postscript --
Epilogue : The last farewell--a look back.
Responsibility: Carlo D'Este.

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A biography of Winston Churchill's astonishing military career from his youth through World War II.

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