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Churchill

ISBN-10: 0452283523
ISBN-13: 9780452283527
Edition: 2001
Authors: Roy Jenkins
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Description: In Churchill, Roy Jenkins provides a comprehensive portrait of Winston Churchill from his childhood to the critical World War II period and beyond in a single, definitive volume. Roy Jenkins combines unparalleled command of British political history  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1024
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

In Churchill, Roy Jenkins provides a comprehensive portrait of Winston Churchill from his childhood to the critical World War II period and beyond in a single, definitive volume. Roy Jenkins combines unparalleled command of British political history and his own high level government experience in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject. Exceptional in its breadth of knowledge and distinguished in its stylish wit and penetrating intelligence, Churchill is one of the finest political biographies of our time.

Elected to Parliament as a Labour member in 1948, Roy Jenkins (B: 1920) served in several major posts in Harold Wilson's First Government and as Home Secretary from 1965-1967. In 1987, Jenkins was elected to succeed Harold Macmillan as Chancellor of the University of Oxford following the latter's death, a position he held until his own death in 2003. Jenkins grew to political maturity during the twilight of a great age of British parliamentary democracy. As much as Churchill, though in quite a different way, Jenkins was from the cradle a creature of the system that nurtured Palmerston and Disraeli, Gladstone, Asquith and Lloyd George.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Glossary of Parliamentary Terms
A Brash Young Man 1874-1908
A Doubtful Provenance
Subaltern of Empire and Journalist of Opportunity
Oldham and South Africa
Tory into Liberal
Convert into Minister
An Upwardly Mobile Under-Secretary
The Glow-worm Glows: The Morning was Golden 1908-1914
Two Hustings and an Altar
The Sorcerer's Apprentice at the Board of Trade
A Young Home Secretary
From Prisons to Warships
'The Ruler of the King's Navee'
Churchill in Asquithland
The Noontide was Bronze 1914-1918
A Flailing First Lord
Last Months at the Admiralty
Finished at Forty?
An Improbable Colonel and a Misjudged Re-entry
Lloyd George's Ambulance Wagon Arrives a Little Late
Making the Most of Munitions
Hesitant Afternoon Sunshine 1919-1939
Anti-Bolshevik Crusader and Irish Peacemaker
A Politician without a Party or a Seat
Gold and Strikes
A Relentless Writer
Cuckoo out of the Nest
Unwisdom in the Wilderness
An Early Alarm Clock
Arms and the Covenant
From the Abdication to Munich
The Last Year of the Peace
The Saviour of his Country and the Light of the World? 1939-1945
Quiet War with Germany and Uneasy Peace with Chamberlain
Through Disaster in the Fjords to Triumph in Downing Street
Twenty-One Days in May
The Terrible Beauty of the Summer of 1940
The Battle of Britain and the Beginning of the Blitz
No Longer Alone
The Anglo-American Marriage Ceremony
The Hinge Year
1943: From Casablanca to Teheran
The Return to France
The Beginning of the End
Victory in Europe and Defeat in Britain
Was the Evening Leaden? 1945-1965
'The English Patient'
Two Elections and a Resurrection
A Consensual Government
'An Aeroplane ... with the Petrol Running Out'
A Celebration and a Last Exit
The Sun Sinks Slow, How Slowly
References
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Index

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