Churchill A Life

ISBN-10: 0805023968

ISBN-13: 9780805023961

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Authors: Martin Gilbert
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Description: Distilled from years of meticulous research and documentation, filled with material unavailable when the earliest books of the official biography's eight volumes went to press, Churchill is a brilliant marriage of the hard facts of the public life and the intimate details of the private man. The result is a vital portrait of one of the most remarkable men of any age as well as a revealing depiction of a man of extraordinary courage and imagination.

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 10/15/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1088
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Martin Gilbert, 1936 - Martin Gilbert was born in London in 1936 to a jeweler. He was sent to Canada at the age of 3 and a half in an effort to escape the war, but was returned home soon thereafter. He attended Highgate School from 1945 til 1954. Gilbert then joined the British Army for a few years, and went on to Magdalen College at Oxford. He graduated from Oxford in 1960 and wrote his first book, called "The Appeasers." In 1961, after a year of research and writing, Gilbert was asked to join a team of researchers working for Winston Churchill. At the age of 25, he was formally inducted into the team, doing all of his own research. Gilbert became known as Churchill's official biographer and has remained so for thirty years. He is a fellow of Oxford College at Merton and has written over 40 books, some on Churchill, such as his multivolume treatise called "Churchill" as well as books on the Holocaust, "Surviving the Holocaust" and books on the war itself, "The Second World War." Long after Churchill died, Gilbert chronicled his efforts in the war and in making the world a better place for all her people to exist. He continues to write on the struggles of Jews during the war and the histories of this world, from culture to culture.

Illustrations
List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgements
Childhood
Harrow
Towards the Army
Second Lieutenant
In Action
To Omdurman and beyond
South Africa: Adventure, Capture, Escape
Into Parliament
Revolt and Responsibilities
The Social Field
Home Secretary
At the Admiralty
The Coming of War in 1914
War
Isolation and Escape
In the Trenches
'Deep and Ceaseless Torments'
Minister of Munitions
At the War Office
Colonial Secretary
Return to the Wilderness
At the Exchequer
Out of Office
The Moment of Truth
No Place for Churchill
From Munich to War
Return to the Admiralty
Prime Minister
Britain at Bay
The Widening War
Planning for Victory
Illness and Recovery
Normandy and Beyond
War and Diplomacy
'Advance, Britannia!'
'An Iron Curtain'
Mapping the Past, Guiding the Future
Prime Minister in Peacetime
Recovery, Last Ambition, Resignation
Last Years
Maps
Index
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