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The Resource Churchill, Ashley Jackson

Churchill, Ashley Jackson

Label
Churchill
Title
Churchill
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Jackson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Winston Churchill attracted far more criticism alive than he has since his death. He was, according to Evelyn Waugh, 'always in the wrong, surrounded by crooks, a terrible father, a radio personality'. To others, he was the saviour of the nation, even of Western civilization, 'the greatest Briton' who ever lived. Whatever one's view, Winston Churchill remains splendidly unreduced. He also remains enormous fun--a cartoonist's and caricaturist's dream on the one hand, one of the most powerful and successful statesmen in modern history on the other. Globally famed for his role as a leader during the Second World War, this study resists the temptation to conflate Churchill's post-war career with Britain's demise on the international stage. Nor does it endorse the notion that Churchill became an anachronism as he lived and continued to work, at a prodigious rate, through his seventies and eighties. As well as being Britain's most celebrated politician and war leader, Winston Churchill was a Nobel Prize-winning author. He was one of the most prolific writers of his age and his accounts of the momentous events through which he lived have indelibly marked the way in which modern British history has been conceptualized. Uniquely endowed with talent, energy and determination, Winston Churchill was, as a close wartime colleague put it, 'unlike anyone you have ever met before'. Ashley Jackson describes the contours and contradictions of Churchill's remarkable life and career as a soldier, politician, historian, journalist, painter, amateur farmer and homemaker. From thrusting subaltern to high-flying politician, Cabinet outcast to elder statesman, this is the eternally fascinating story of Winston Churchill's appointment with destiny"--Publisher's description, p. [2] of dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Ashley
Dewey number
941.082092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
J25 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Statesmen
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
Label
Churchill, Ashley Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 382-405) and index
Contents
Landscape for a lifetime : Winston, Woodstock and Oxfordshire -- Cadet to frontier soldier : warrior and writer -- Pundit and politician : a rising star -- High office : war on land and sea -- Home and colonial : new nations, strikes and gold -- Man of Kent : a frenzied unemployment -- War machine : the management of global conflict -- A higher vision : post-war government and a changing world -- Symbol of the nation
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
424 p.
Isbn
9781849165471
Lccn
2011489058
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn671531594
  • (OCoLC)671531594
Label
Churchill, Ashley Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 382-405) and index
Contents
Landscape for a lifetime : Winston, Woodstock and Oxfordshire -- Cadet to frontier soldier : warrior and writer -- Pundit and politician : a rising star -- High office : war on land and sea -- Home and colonial : new nations, strikes and gold -- Man of Kent : a frenzied unemployment -- War machine : the management of global conflict -- A higher vision : post-war government and a changing world -- Symbol of the nation
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
424 p.
Isbn
9781849165471
Lccn
2011489058
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn671531594
  • (OCoLC)671531594

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