The Last Lion: Alone

by William Manchester
Category: "World History - Political"
Pages:689
Year of Publication:1988
Date Read:06/12/1989
Notes:The second (and last) volume of a biography of Winston Churchill. Manchester challenges the assumption that Churchill's finest hour was as a wartime leader. During the years 1932-1940, he was tested as few men are. Pursued by creditors, he remained solvent only be writing an extraordinary number of books and magazine articles. He was disowned by his own party, dismissed by the BBC and Fleet Street and the social and political establishments as a warmonger, and twice nearly lost his seat in Parliament. Churchill stood almost alone against Nazi aggression and the British and French pusillanimous policy of appeasement.
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