ISBN 9780712667258,Churchill: A Life

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Publication Year 2000

ISBN 9780712667258

ISBN-10 0712667253


Number of Pages 1088 Pages
Language (English)


This edition of the highly acclaimed one-volume CHURCHILL: A LIFE, is the story of adventure. It follows Winston Churchill from his earliest days to his moments of triumph. Here, the drama and excitement of his story are ever-present, as are his tremendous qualities in peace and war, not least as an orator and as a man of vision. Martin Gilbert gives us a vivid portrait, using Churchill's most personal letters and the recollections of his contemporaries, both friends and enemies, to go behind the scenes of some of the stormiest and most fascinating political events of our time, dominated by two world wars, and culminating in the era of the Iron Curtain and the hydrogen bomb. About the Author Martin Gilbert was born in London in 1936. After two years of National Service, he read Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1962 he was elected to a Fellowship at Merton College, Oxford, and in the same year became research assistant to Randolph Churchill, then writing the first two volumes of his father's official biography. On Randolph's death in 1968, Gilbert was asked to complete the biography. The eighth and final volume was published in 1988. In addition to these narrative volumes, Gilbert has continued to edit the multi-volume documentary series of Churchill's letters and documents. His numerous publications include Churchill: A Photographic Portrait and Continue to Pester, Nag and Bite: Churchill's War Leadership (both available from Pimlico). He was knighted in 1995. Table of Contents A stupendous book. He has told the truth.,One of the greatest histories of our time.,By far the most lucid, comprehensive and authoritative account of Churchill that has been offered in a single volume.,Fresh insights and raw information abound in this superb volume.,A tour de force.,A wonderful book. Very moving and also very convincing.,Genuinely riveting... genius, courage, generosity, humour and imagination shine through. The narrative is compulsively interesting.