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by Manchester, William

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TitleThe last lion : Winston Spencer Churchill. Volume I, Visions of glory, 1874-1932
Author / Responsible partyManchester, William
TopicsBiography. Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965. Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography. Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century. Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Winston Churchill is perhaps the most important political figure of the twentieth century. His great oratory and leadership during the Second World War were only part of his huge breadth of experience and achievement. In political office at the end of WWI, he foresaw the folly of Versailles and feared what a crippled Germany would do to the balance of power. In his years in the political wilderness from 1931 to 1939, he alone of all British public men, continually raised his voice against Hitler and his appeasers. For over fifty years, he was constantly involved in, and usually at the centre of, the most important events of his age. It was, however, his obduracy on matters of principle, his fortitude in the face of opposition, and his perseverance in standing alone that defined him.

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System control numberE15852
Original Print PublisherBoston : Little, Brown, [1983]-2012.
Series statementBook 1 of The last lion : Winston Spencer Churchill series.
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 1 of The last lion : Winston Spencer Churchill series.
Narrator NameFrederick Davidson.
Participant or performer noteFrederick Davidson.
Narrators GenderMale narrator