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Churchill and war

Author: Geoffrey Best
Publisher: London : Hambledon and London, 2005.
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"Winston Churchill saved Britain and Europe by his incomparable leadership in the Second World War. His involvement in war, however, stretched over a far longer period and was one of the main themes of his long life. Cavalryman at Omdurman, infantry colonel in the Trenches, First Lord of the Admiralty, as well as wartime Prime Minister, he wrote copiously about war as war correspondent, journalist and historian.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Best, Geoffrey, 1928-
Churchill and war.
London ; New York : Hambledon and London, 2005
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Best
ISBN: 1852854642 9781852854645 185285541X 9781852855413
OCLC Number: 60611623
Notes: Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan.
Description: x, 353 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Blenheim --
The Sudan and South Africa --
Amateur admiral --
Antwerp and Gallipoli --
Mud and munitions --
From peace to war --
Democratic warlord --
The grand alliance --
Strategy --
War direction --
The family at war --
Atoms for war --
Atoms for peace --
A mind for war --
The conduct of war --
Responsibility: Geoffrey Best.
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Winston Churchill was the most outstanding man of war of the 20th century. 'Churchill and War' is a study of Britain's great war leader, from Victorian cavalryman to pioneer of nuclear detente.  Read more...


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"'...profound scholarship...a superb stylist...never less than a pleasure to read.' Simon Heffer - Literary Review"

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