Churchill / Paul Johnson

Author(s): Johnson, Paul, 1928-
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Subjects: Prime ministers--Great Britain--Biography
Great Britain--Politics and government--20th century
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Viking, c2009
LC Classification: D, DA
Physical Description: 181 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Ch. 1. Young Thruster 1
Ch. 2. Liberal Statesman 17
Ch. 3. The Lessons of Failure 45
Ch. 4. Success and Disasters 73
Ch. 5. The Unregarded Prophet 89
Ch. 6. Supreme Power and Frustration 107
Ch. 7. Glorious Twilight 141
Epilogue 159
Further Reading 167
About the Photographs 169
Index 171
Notes: LCCN: 2009008326
ISBN: 9780670021055 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0670021059 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-168) and index
Contents: Young thruster -- Liberal statesman -- The lessons of failure -- Success and disasters -- The unregarded prophet -- Supreme power and frustration -- Glorious twilight
Summary: Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson shows how Churchill's immense adaptability combined with his natural pugnacity to make him a formidable leader for the better part of a century. Rich with anecdote and quotation, Johnson's narrative illustrates the British statesman's humor, resilience, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before
OCLC Number: 311075475
ISBN/ISSN: 9780670021055
0670021059