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The Last Lion 3: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

The Last Lion 3: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-65 - Paul   Reid, William Raymond Manchester
bookshelves: autumn-2015, dip-in-now-and-again, nonfiction, published-2012, biography, politics, war, wwii, unfinished-by-author
Read from September 05 to October 31, 2015


Description: Spanning the years of 1940-1965, The Last Lion picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister—when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action.

The Last Lion brilliantly recounts how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defense; compelled FDR into supporting America's beleaguered cousins, and personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped the Allies win the war, while at the same time adapting himself and his country to the inevitable shift of world power from the British Empire to the United States.

More than twenty years in the making, The Last Lion presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic leader. This is popular history at its most stirring.

Book 2 is missing from my collection so I'll steam ahead into this third book.

William Manchester died before finishing this book and using the extensive notes, it was finished by Paul Reid

4* Book 1
WL Book 2
5* Book 3