The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

By | November 11, 2019
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 Author William Manchester
ISBN-10 0345548639
ISBN-13 9780345548634
Year 2013-11-05
Pages 1200
Language English
Publisher Bantam
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Spanning the years 1940 to 1965 The Last Lion Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime ministerwhen Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany In brilliant prose and informed by decades of research William Manchester and Paul Reid recount how Churchill organized his nations military response and defense convinced FDR to support the cause and personified the never surrender ethos that helped win the war We witness Churchill driven from office warning the world of the coming Soviet menace And after his triumphant return to 10 Downing Street we follow him as he pursues his final policy goal a summit with President Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet leaders And in the end we experience Churchills last years when he faces the end of his life with the same courage he brought to every battle he ever fought NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal The Daily Beast St Louis Post Dispatch The Daytona Beach News Journal Kirkus Reviews Booklist Majestic This book is superb It has tremendous pace rich detail and immense drama The Washington Post Masterful The collaboration completes the Churchill portrait in a seamless manner combining the detailed research sharp analysis and sparkling prose that readers of the first two volumes have come to expect Associated PressMatches the outstanding quality of biographers such as Robert Caro and Edmund Morris joining this elite bank of writers who devote their lives to one subject Publishers Weekly starred review Breathtaking brilliant and beautiful evocative The Boston Globe A must read finale for those who loved Manchesters first two books USA Today The final volume is majestic and inspiring People One of the most thorough treatments of Churchill so far produced Library Journal starred review

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