The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill - Visions of Glory, 1874-1932
When Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace in 1874, Imperial Britain stood at the splendid pinnacle of her power. Yet within a few years the ... Show synopsis When Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace in 1874, Imperial Britain stood at the splendid pinnacle of her power. Yet within a few years the Empire would hover on the brink of catastrophe. Against this backdrop, a remarkable man began to build his legacy. From master biographer William Manchester, "The Last Lion: Visions of Glory "reveals the first fifty-eight years of the life of an adventurer, aristocrat, soldier, and statesman whose courageous leadership guided the destiny of his darkly troubled times--and who is remembered as one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. " " Praise for "The Last Lion: Visions of Glory" "Absolutely magnificent . . . a delight to read . . . one of those books you devour line by line and word by word and finally hate to see end."--Russell Baker "Bedazzling."--"Newsweek" "Manchester has read further, thought harder, and told with considerable verve what is mesmerizing in [Churchill's] drama. . . . One cannot do better than this book.""--The Philadelphia Inquirer" " " "An altogether absorbing popular biography . . . The heroic Churchill is in these pages, but so is the little boy writing forlorn letters to the father who all but ignored him."--"People" "Superb . . . [Manchester] pulls together the multitudinous facets of one of the richest lives ever to be chronicled. . . . Churchill and Manchester were clearly made for each other."--"Chicago Tribune" " " "A vivid, thoroughly detailed biography of the Winston Churchill nobody knows."--"Boston Herald" " " "Adds a grand dimension . . . rich in historical and social contexts.""--Time"