Churchill's Empire The World That Made Him and the World He Made

ISBN-10: 0312577133
ISBN-13: 9780312577131
Edition: N/A
Authors: Richard Toye
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 7/19/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This is the first book to provide a comprehensive account of Churchill's lifelong involvement with the empire, from the early stages of his childhood that shaped his imperialist outlook to his emergence as a self-made hero. Instead of locating him on a left/right spectrum, Toye presents Churchill as a human being, a man whose imperialist outlook brought both acclaim and dread. Churchill was a powerful leader who believed in the strength of his race, but not necessarily the human racehe stood alone against Hitler, but he was also an imperialist who equated Gandhi with Hitler, celebrated racism, and believed India would always remain unsuited to democracy."Toye traces Churchill's shifts and velleities with impressive skill and erudition, using a vast range of contemporary newspapers to particularly good effect" ( Literary Review). Toye, named Young Academic Author of the Year by Times Higher Educationmagazine in 2007, has synthesized the details of Churchill's life to produce "a thought-provoking, sensitive account of the nerve and muscle of empire" ( Daily Express).

Prologue
Rationalism and Machine Guns
Learning to Think Imperially, 1874-1897
Jolly Little Wars Against Barbarous Peoples, 1897-1899
A Convenient Way of Seeing the Empire, 1899-1901
Divide et Impera!
That Wild Winston, 1901-1908
The Fate of an Empire, 1908-1922
Diehard, 1922-1939
Liquidation
Undismayed Against Disaster, 1939-1942
Hands off the British Empire, 1942-1945
Once Magnificent and Still Considerable, 1945-1955
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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