The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Re


Author: Manchester, William/ Reid, Paul
ISBN: 9780345548634 Publisher: Random House Inc

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime ministerÑwhen Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. In brilliant prose and informed by decades of research, William Manchester and Paul Reid recount how Churchill organized his nationÕs military response and defense, convinced FDR to support the cause, and personified the Ònever surrenderÓ ethos that helped win the war. We witness Churchill, driven from office, warning the world of the coming Soviet menace. And after his triumphant return to 10 Downing Street, we follow him as he pursues his final policy goal: a summit with President Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet leaders. And in the end, we experience ChurchillÕs last years, when he faces the end of his life with the same courage he brought to every battle he ever fought.


The Wall Street Journal ¥ The Daily Beast ¥ St. Louis Post-Dispatch ¥ The Daytona Beach News-Journal ¥ Kirkus Reviews ¥ Booklist

ÒMajestic . . . This book is superb. It has tremendous pace, rich detail and immense drama.ÓÑThe Washington Post

ÒMasterful . . . The collaboration completes the Churchill portrait in a seamless manner, combining the detailed research, sharp analysis and sparkling prose that readers of the first two volumes have come to expect.ÓÑAssociated Press

ÒMatches the outstanding quality of biographers such as Robert Caro and Edmund Morris, joining this elite bank of writers who devote their lives to one subject.ÓÑPublishers Weekly (starred review)

ÒBreathtaking . . . brilliant and beautiful, evocative.ÓÑThe Boston Globe

ÒA must-read finale for those who loved ManchesterÕs first two books.ÓÑUSA Today

ÒThe final volume is . . . majestic and inspiring.ÓÑPeople

ÒOne of the most thorough treatments of Churchill so far produced.ÓÑLibrary Journal (starred review)

More for this age group :

Get Our Free Newsletter

Sign up now to help kids!

10% Discount

10% Discount at Checkout. Just paste in the code we provide there.

7.5% Donation

We donate 7.5% of your net purchase price to provide student resources for the school or teacher of your choice. You can even direct part of the donation to pay student tuition or fees. Just follow the easy instructions on the checkout page.

Yes, homeschoolers, we serve you, too. Please see these instructions for homeschoolers.


ClassWish provides schools and teachers with the resources students need to succeed.

Contribute to Help the Kids You Care About: is the only nonprofit that lets anybody contribute to fund any type of resource for any school or teacher in the country. Help the kids you care about, including your own.


Get the resources you and your students need without spending your own money. See how quick and easy it is at

Educators, Use Your Funds:

Educators, use your donated funds from See the instructions.

ClassWish on Twitter