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In the Footsteps of Churchill

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In the Footsteps of Churchill

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In the Footsteps of Churchill by Richard Holmes
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Richard Holmes's insightful new biography of one of Britain's greatest leaders is both a study in character and the story of an extraordinary career. Much has been written about Churchill's role as British prime minister during the crisis years of the Second World War, but in this book Holmes uses new material to investigate the influences that shaped the man- his troubled schooldays, his flamboyant politician father, Randolph, and his famously attractive American mother, Jennie. Holmes argues that the qualities that made Churchill great also led him to commit catastrophic blunders. The same recklessness that made him a hero when he was a young correspondent during the Boer War arguably cost thousands of Allied lives during the Gallipoli campaign in 1915, and may also have contributed to the fall of Singapore in 1942. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CHURCHILL takes us on an exhilarating journey through Harrow School, the North-West Frontier, the Sudan, South Africa, 10 Downing Street and his beloved Chartwell; a journey that begins in the aristocratic splendour of Blenheim Palace and ends in the quiet of a country churchyard not far away the compass of an extraordinary life in a few Oxfords
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
BBC Books
Pages
464
Dimensions
126x198x29
ISBN-13
9780563493341
Product ID
1660995

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