In The Footsteps Of Churchill: A Study In Character
As one of the most admired political leaders of the twentieth century, Winston Churchill holds iconic status in popular memory. But in this incisive new biography, acclaimed military historian Richard Holmes offers a remarkable reappraisal of Churchill by examining the influences that shaped his character. Drawing upon never-before-seen materials such as letters between the young Churchill and his...
Hardcover: 376 pages
Publisher: Basic Books; New Ed edition (May 10, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2848326
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“An outstanding study of this controversial aristocrat and WW2 leader of the British nation,deals with his early political life his dismissal from the Admiralty in 1915,his dismal performance as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Twenties,and exposes...”
parents, Holmes paints the most complete portrait to date of the man who stood up to Hitler and led his people to victory against all odds.Detailing the decisive events of Churchill's life—from his childhood to his experiences in the Boer War through his rapid rise in politics—Holmes demonstrates the central role Churchill's character played in the key decisions of his public life. With an already inflated sense of self, Churchill had several lucky escapes in combat—in the Boer War and in the trenches of WWI—convincing him that he was saved for a reason and was destined for greatness. In the Footsteps of Churchill uncovers a surprisingly different Churchill—both admirable and difficult—through the lens of his character.