Last Lion, The: Volume 1: Winston Churchill Visions of Glory 1874 - 1932


In "The Last Lion," the first volume of Manchester's two-volume biography, the Winston Spencer Churchill story is one of high adventure, bitter defeats, and the inner strength of the towering Englishman whose watchword was: "Never give in. Never, never, never, never give in." In historical crises his soaring prose and histrionic manner made superb theatre. Lesser politicians, like Ramsay MacDonald and Stanley Baldwin ("Two nurses, " he called them, "fit to keep silence in a darkened room"), could not grasp his vision, his ...

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