Famous People Famous Lives:Winston Churchill Summary
Famous People Famous Lives:Winston Churchill by Harriet Castor
Each title in this series tells the story of a man or woman whose dedication to their chosen cause led to changes that affect all our lives today. Each includes a vivid description of the world in which the famous person lived. This book shows how great men are not always clever and marked out for fame. Churchill's early life - with parents who hardly noticed him and at a school where he was bottom of the class - is revealed to the reader in sensitive detail. The narrative traces his gradual rise to power and his pivotal role in Allied success in World War II. Through the life of Churchill, the reader learns about early twentieth-century British politics, advances in weaponry in World War I, and the causes of World War II. Additional notes give details of issues such as the extermination of the Jews.
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