The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 - by William Manchester (Paperback)
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"Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - ""An altogether absorbing popular biography . . . The heroic Churchill is in these pages, but so is the little boy writing forlorn letters to the father who all but ignored him.""--People When Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace in 1874, Imperial Britain stood at the splendid pinnacle of her power. Yet within a few years the Empire would hover on the brink of catastrophe. Against this backdrop, a remarkable man began to build his legacy. From master biographer William Manchester, The Last Lion: Visions of Glory reveals the first fifty-eight years of the life of an adventurer, aristocrat, soldier, and statesman whose courageous leadership guided the destiny of his darkly troubled times--and who is remembered as one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. Praise for The Last Lion: Visions of Glory ""Absolutely magnificent . . . a delight to read . . . one of those books you devour line by line and word by word and finally hate to see end.""--Russell Baker ""Bedazzling.""--Newsweek ""Manchester has read further, thought harder, and told with considerable verve what is mesmerizing in [Churchill's] drama. . . . One cannot do better than this book.""--The Philadelphia Inquirer ""Superb . . . [Manchester] pulls together the multitudinous facets of one of the richest lives ever to be chronicled. . . . Churchill and Manchester were clearly made for each other.""--Chicago Tribune ""A vivid, thoroughly detailed biography of the Winston Churchill nobody knows.""--Boston Herald ""Adds a grand dimension . . . rich in historical and social contexts.""--Time Review Quotes ""Absolutely magnificent . . . a delight to read . . . one of those books you devour line by line and word by word and finally hate to see end.""--Russell Baker ""Bedazzling.""--Newsweek ""Manchester has read further, thought harder, and told with considerable verve what is mesmerizing in [Churchill's] drama. . . . One cannot do better than this book.""--The Philadelphia Inquirer ""An altogether absorbing popular biography . . . The heroic Churchill is in these pages, but so is the little boy writing forlorn letters to the father who all but ignored him.""--People ""Superb . . . [Manchester] pulls together the multitudinous facets of one of the richest lives ever to be chronicled. . . . Churchill and Manchester were clearly made for each other.""--Chicago Tribune ""A vivid, thoroughly detailed biography of the Winston Churchill nobody knows.""--Boston Herald ""Adds a grand dimension . . . rich in historical and social contexts.""--Time About the Author William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and renowned biographer. In addition to the three volumes of The Last Lion, his books include Goodbye, Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, and The Death of a President, as well as assorted works of journalism. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal and the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award. He passed away in 2004."

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