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Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Winston Churchill dominates our view of the history of Britain in the twentieth century - the brash, brave and ambitious young aristocrat who sought out danger in late Victorian wars, the mercurial First Lord of the Admiralty who was responsible for the Dardanelles disaster in 19... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241205631
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Published 15 October 2018 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Roberts, Andrew
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ISBN-13 9780241205631
ISBN-10 0241205638
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Publication Date 15 October 2018
International Publication Date 4 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Roberts, Andrew
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: From C 1900 -
World History: Second World War
British & Irish History
Military History
Political Leaders & Leadership
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 1152
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 53mm
Weight 1,480g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Statesmen - Biography - Great Britain, Prime ministers - Biography - Great Britain
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 941.084092
Catalogue Code 944967

Description of this Book

Winston Churchill dominates our view of the history of Britain in the twentieth century - the brash, brave and ambitious young aristocrat who sought out danger in late Victorian wars, the mercurial First Lord of the Admiralty who was responsible for the Dardanelles disaster in 1915, the Home Secretary who crushed the General Strike in 1926, the Colonial Secretary who rode with T. E. Lawrence and Gertrude Bell at the Pyramids, the Chancellor who took the country back to the Gold Standard and then spent more than ten years in the political wilderness - and who, finally, was summoned to save his country in 1940. 'I felt that I was walking with destiny, and all my life had been but preparation for that hour.' Andrew Robert's titanic new biography interprets all these events, especially Churchill's leadership during the Second World War, which he sees through the prism of all Churchill's earlier life. He gives full visibility to Churchill's flaws, and brilliantly explains his genius. Roberts has used over forty collections of papers not available to Churchill's previous biographer Roy Jenkins (2001) and he is the first Churchill biographer to be granted access by the Queen to the private diaries of King George VI. This is the Churchill biography for our times and the next generation.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Undoubtedly the best single-volume life of Churchill ever written -- Dominic Sandbrook * Sunday Times * The best single-volume life imaginable -- Simon Heffer * Sunday Telegraph *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Andrew Roberts is a biographer and historian of international renown whose books include Salisbury- Victorian Titan (winner, the Wolfson Prize for History); Masters and Commanders; and The Storm of War, which reached No. 2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list. His most recent book was Napoleon the Great (2014), which won the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon. Roberts is a Fellow of the Royal Societies of Literature and Arts. He appears regularly on British television and radio and writes for the Sunday Telegraph, Spectator, Literary Review, Mail on Sunday and Daily Telegraph.

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