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Viewing Entry - The last lion (E15870)
by Manchester, William

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TitleThe last lion : Winston Spencer Churchill. Volume II, Alone, 1932-1940
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.


This second volume 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 -- at one point he had to put up his home for sale -- he remained solvent only by 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.

Additional Information

System control numberE15870
Original Print PublisherBoston, Mass. : Little, Brown, 1988.
Series statementBook 2 of The last lion : Winston Spencer Churchill series.
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 2 of The last lion : Winston Spencer Churchill series.
Narrator NameRichard Brown.
Participant or performer noteRichard Brown.
Narrators GenderMale narrator