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Churchill By Ashley Jackson

Churchill by Ashley Jackson

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Summary

An incisive new biography of Winston Churchill.

Churchill Summary

Churchill by Ashley Jackson

Uniquely endowed with talent, energy and determination, Winston Churchill was, as a close wartime colleague put it, 'unlike anyone you have ever met before'. To many, he was the saviour of the nation, even of Western civilization, 'the greatest Briton' who ever lived. Others would have agreed with Evelyn Waugh who described him 'always in the wrong, surrounded by crooks, a terrible father, a radio personality'. Whatever one's view, Winston Churchill remains splendidly unreduced and enormous fun. Ashley Jackson describes the contours and contradictions of Churchill's remarkable life and career as a soldier, politician, historian, journalist, painter and homemaker. In doing so, he resists the temptation to conflate Churchill's post-war career with Britain's demise on the international stage. Nor does he endorse the notion that Churchill became an anachronism as he lived and continued to work, at a prodigious rate, through his seventies and eighties. From thrusting subaltern to high-flying politician, Cabinet outcast to elder statesman, this is the eternally fascinating story of Winston Churchill's appointment with destiny.

Churchill Reviews

'a beautifully written account ... this book is to be warmly recommended' BBC History Magazine. 'A pleasure to read' Daily Express. 'It deserves to be ranked among the best biographies of Britain's best prime minister' The Winston Churchill Journal.

About Ashley Jackson

Dr Ashley Jackson is Professor of Imperial and Military History at King's College, London. He completed his doctorate at New College, Oxford in 1996. His research concentrates on the history of empire, particularly the British Empire.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Landscape for a Lifetime: Winston, Woodstock and Oxfordshire. Cadet to Frontier Soldier: Warrior and Writer. Pundit and Politician: A Rising Star. High Office: War on Land and Sea. Home and Colonial: New Nations, Strikes and Gold. Man of Kent: A Frenzied Unemployment. War Machine: The Management of Global Conflict. A Higher Vision: Post-war Government and a Changing World. Symbol of the Nation. Epilogue. Further Reading. Notes. Acknowledgement. Picture Credits. Index.

Additional information

GOR011147871
9781849165471
1849165475
Churchill by Ashley Jackson
Used - Like New
Hardback
Quercus Publishing
2011-06-23
352
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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