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

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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.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

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)

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