Churchill His Finest Hours

Churchill  His Finest Hours

He's the one who raised his fingers in a V sign and smoked a massive cigar. But this book reveals the terrible truth behind the famous face, including his career as a demon bricklayer and his daring escape from prison.

Author: Alan MacDonald

Publisher:

ISBN: 1407192450

Category: Great Britain

Page: 192

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You've probably heard of Winston Churchill... He's the one who raised his fingers in a V sign and smoked a massive cigar. But do you want to know more? INSIDE: Get to know the man behind the cigar in Winston's secret diary! Re-live events of the century in The Winston Weekly! Read how Winston led Britain to victory in the Second World War!
Categories: Great Britain

Their Finest Hour 1949

Their Finest Hour  1949

Throughout these volumes, we listen as strategies and counterstrategies unfold in response to Hitler’s conquest of Europe, planned invasion of England, and assault on Russia, in a mesmerizing account of the crucial decisions made as the ...

Author: Winston S. Churchill

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 9780795311468

Category: History

Page: 720

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The second volume in the WWII history “written with simplicity, lucidity, and gusto” by the legendary leader and Nobel Prize winner (The New York Times). In Their Finest Hour, Winston Churchill describes the invasion of France and a growing sense of dismay in Britain. Should Britain meet France’s desperate pleas for reinforcements or conserve their resources in preparation for the inevitable German assault? In the book’s second half, entitled simply “Alone,” Churchill discusses Great Britain’s position as the last stronghold against German conquest: the battle for control of the skies over Britain, diplomatic efforts to draw the United States into the war, and the spreading global conflict. Their Finest Hour is part of the epic six-volume account of World War II told from the viewpoint of a man who led in the fight against tyranny, and enriched with extensive primary sources including memos, letters, orders, speeches, and telegrams, day-by-day accounts of reactions as the drama intensifies. Throughout these volumes, we listen as strategies and counterstrategies unfold in response to Hitler’s conquest of Europe, planned invasion of England, and assault on Russia, in a mesmerizing account of the crucial decisions made as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Categories: History

His Finest Hour

His Finest Hour

Christopher Catherwood argues that it was Churchill’s stand in 1940-41 that saved Britain and that only he was able to bring together the allies that eventually defeated Hitler in 1945.

Author: Christopher Catherwood

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: IND:30000127157695

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Who was Winston Churchill? Even fifty years after his death, he is one of the most iconic figures in British history. As a young man he was a maverick journalist; his many positions in politics before 1940 marked him as a courageous but foolhardy man. Yet it is Churchill’s record in war, which has recently been questioned, that confirms his genius as a military commander and national leader—someone who understood the dangers of Nazi Germany before 1939 and someone uniquely capable to lead the empire through the turmoil of the Second World War. Christopher Catherwood argues that it was Churchill’s stand in 1940-41 that saved Britain and that only he was able to bring together the allies that eventually defeated Hitler in 1945. Catherwood has produced a challenging yet lively reassessment of the life and career of Winston Churchill, lion of British history and flawed hero.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Their Finest Hour

Their Finest Hour

The former British prime minister describes his first year in office in 1940 and the problems he faced with World War II

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395410568

Category: History

Page: 683

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The former British prime minister describes his first year in office in 1940 and the problems he faced with World War II
Categories: History

Winston S Churchill Finest Hour 1939 1941

Winston S  Churchill  Finest Hour  1939   1941

Starting with the outbreak of war in September 1939 and ending with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, this volume in the epic biography of Winston S. Churchill draws on remarkably diverse material: from the War Cabinet ...

Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 9780795344633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1150

View: 450

The sixth volume in the official biography: “A milestone, a monument, a magisterial achievement” (Andrew Roberts, author of The Storm of War). Starting with the outbreak of war in September 1939 and ending with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, this volume in the epic biography of Winston S. Churchill draws on remarkably diverse material: from the War Cabinet and other government records to Churchill’s own archive and diaries and letters of his private secretariat to the recollections of those who worked most closely with him. On the day Hitler invaded Poland, Churchill, aged sixty-four, had been out of office for ten years. Two days later, he became First Lord of the Admiralty, in charge of British naval policy and at the center of war direction. In May 1940 he became prime minister, leading his nation during a time of grave danger and setbacks. His first year and a half as prime minister included the Dunkirk evacuation, the fall of France, the Battle of Britain, the Blitz, the Battle of the Atlantic, the struggle in the Western Desert, and Hitler’s invasion of Russia. By the end of 1940, Britain under Churchill’s leadership had survived the onslaught and was making plans to continue the war against an enemy of unlimited ambition and ferocious will. One of Churchill’s inner circle said: “We who worked with Churchill every day of the war still saw at most a quarter of his daily tasks and worries.” Martin Gilbert has pieced together the whole, setting in context much hitherto scattered and secret evidence, in order to give an intimate and fascinating account of the architect of Britain’s “finest hour.” “The most scholarly study of Churchill in war and peace ever written.” —Herbert Mitgang, The New York Times
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Churchill

Churchill

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105010142979

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Page: 79

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His Finest Hours

His Finest Hours

The book brings together the latest findings across disciplines—from ancient history to neuroscience—not only to explain why the West came to rule the world but also to predict what the future will bring in the next hundred years.

Author: Graham Stewart

Publisher: Quercus Books

ISBN: 184724193X

Category: History

Page: 207

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Contains 50 of Winston Churchill's most rousing and memorable speeches. Presented chronologically, with dramatic war photography, this anthology not only narrates the story of the passage to war, the depression and bravery of the war years and their aftermath, but also provides a captivating overview of this remarkable period of world history.
Categories: History

Churchill at War

Churchill at War

Depicts Winston Churchill as a man deeply committed to his country, noting his efforts to connect with everyday people as well as other world leaders, rally his troops, and contribute to the defeat of Nazism.

Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited

ISBN: 0233004432

Category: History

Page: 160

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Depicts Winston Churchill as a man deeply committed to his country, noting his efforts to connect with everyday people as well as other world leaders, rally his troops, and contribute to the defeat of Nazism.
Categories: History

Churchill at War

Churchill at War

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ISBN: OCLC:1244517585

Category: Prime ministers

Page: 160

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Categories: Prime ministers

Winston S Churchill

Winston S  Churchill

In this concluding volume of Gilbert's renowned series, readers see Churchill at the pinnacle of wartime power as Britain's victorious leader in 1945.

Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher:

ISBN: 0916308294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1308

View: 951

In this concluding volume of Gilbert's renowned series, readers see Churchill at the pinnacle of wartime power as Britain's victorious leader in 1945. The many-sided nature of Churchill's abilities and his achievements fill this work with a multicolored tapestry of people and events. Two 8-page photo inserts.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Churchill Warrior

Churchill Warrior

From a Sunday Times–bestselling author, this is a grand narrative that begins with the Marlborough toy soldiers and the army class at Eton, then leads us through those early military and journalistic experiences, the fascinating trials ...

Author: Brian Lavery

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612005676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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A “truly exceptional” account of how Churchill’s experiences in the armed forces helped him lead Britain to victory in World War II (Booklist). No defense minister in modern times has faced the challenges that Winston Churchill did during the Second World War. Fortunately, he had a unique and intimate inside knowledge of all three services, which allowed him to assess their real needs—a crucial task when money, material resources, and, especially, manpower were reaching their limits. Churchill Warrior looks at how Churchill gained his unique insight into war strategy and administration through his experiences after joining the army in 1896, and the effect this had on his thinking and leadership. Each period—before, during, and after the First World War, and in the Second World War—is divided into four parts: land, sea, and air warfare and combined operations. The conclusion deals with the effect of these experiences on his wartime leadership. From a Sunday Times–bestselling author, this is a grand narrative that begins with the Marlborough toy soldiers and the army class at Eton, then leads us through those early military and journalistic experiences, the fascinating trials and lessons of the First World War, and the criticism and tenacity culminating in the ultimate triumph of the Second. It explores how some of Churchill’s earliest innovations were to bear fruit decades later and how his uncompromising, uniquely informed hands-on approach, and his absolute belief in combined forces in Normandy, led to a systemic victory against the odds.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Winston S Churchill

Winston S  Churchill

His hopes lay in his influence on Roosevelt, "the best friend Britain had," as he repeatedly said. From a book that is intensely human yet keeps the wider ...

Author: Randolph Spencer Churchill

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000119979

Category: History

Page: 1308

View: 350

Personal letters, official documents, telegrams, diary entries, and private papers supplement Randolph Churchill's official biography of his father
Categories: History

Their Finest Hour

Their Finest Hour

"The second volume of Churchill's Nobel-Prize winning six-part chronicle of World War II. Their "finest hour" refers to Britain that struggled alone to survive overwhelming German advantage; detailed reconstruction of the bombing of London, ...

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ISBN: 0795306466

Category: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940

Page: 902

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"The second volume of Churchill's Nobel-Prize winning six-part chronicle of World War II. Their "finest hour" refers to Britain that struggled alone to survive overwhelming German advantage; detailed reconstruction of the bombing of London, the Battle of Britain. Churchill, here wartime Prime Minister, incorporate contemporary documentation and his own reminiscence."
Categories: Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940

Annotated Bibliography of Works About Sir Winston S Churchill

Annotated Bibliography of Works About Sir Winston S  Churchill

Mr. Churchill : Un Biographia de Gran Estadista Ingles . ... useful example of how Churchill was viewed by most of his countrymen during his finest hours .

Author: Curt Zoller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317476603

Category: History

Page: 384

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This unique resource will be an enormous aid and impetus to Churchill studies. It lists over 600 works, with annotations, and includes sections listing an additional 5,900 entries covering book reviews, significant articles, and chapters from books. Separate author and title indexes will allow the user to locate specific entries. The book's aim is to direct students, researchers, and bibliophiles to the entire corpus of works about Churchill.
Categories: History

CHURCHILL

CHURCHILL

14 His Finest Hour ' I displayed the smiling confidence and confident air which are thought suitable when things are very bad .

Author: Geoffrey Best

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1852852534

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 557

"We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm." --Churchill Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership in the Second World War once made him above criticism. In recent years his record has come under attack from revisionists. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness one of Britain's most distinguished historians rebuts these charges and makes sense of this extraordinary man and his long controversial, colourful, contradictory and heroic career. Geoffrey Best brings out both his strengths and his weaknesses, looking past the many received versions of Churchill in a biography that balances the private and the public man and offers a clear insight into Churchill's greatness. "We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm." --Churchill Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership in the Second World War once made him above criticism. In recent years his record has come under attack from revisionists. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness one of Britain's most distinguished historians rebuts these charges and makes sense of this extraordinary man and his long controversial, colourful, contradictory and heroic career. Geoffrey Best brings out both his strengths and his weaknesses, looking past the many received versions of Churchill in a biography that balances the private and the public man and offers a clear insight into Churchill's greatness.
Categories: History

The Churchill Factors

The Churchill Factors

Using the Churchill Factors - Churchill's best practices involving Leadership - the reader will learn how to: achieve heroic results, harness relentless resolve, and turn adversity into advantage.

Author: Larry Kryske

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781552124598

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

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This readable book reveals how people can apply the leadership wisdom of Winston Churchill to enhance the quality of their personal and professional lives.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Their Finest Hour

Their Finest Hour

The former British prime minister describes his first year in office in 1940 and the problems he faced with World War II

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: NWU:35556009416660

Category: History

Page: 751

View: 268

The former British prime minister describes his first year in office in 1940 and the problems he faced with World War II
Categories: History

Finest Hour

Finest Hour

Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: NWU:35556019504216

Category: Great Britain

Page: 1308

View: 420

Categories: Great Britain

Finest Hour

Finest Hour

He put on his best suit and went along to Downing Street, where he found Churchill, his wife and eighteenyearold daughter, Mary, awaiting him.

Author: Phil Craig

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444710205

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 165

Seventy years ago, Europe lay at Hitler's feet. Britain faced its darkest hour - outnumbered and friendless as the German army continued its advance. Defeat or capitulation seemed inevitable. But instead a legend was born. Taking its readers on a breathtaking journey from open lifeboats in Atlantic gales to the cockpits of burning fighter-planes, and through cities devastated by the Blitz, FINEST HOUR recreates the terror, the tragedy and the triumph of the Battle of Britain. This powerful account of the events of 1940 is told through the voices, diaries, letters and memoirs of the men and women who lived, loved, fought and died during this terrible yet inspiring year. FINEST HOUR blends original historical research with the experiences of ordinary people in desperate times. Cutting through the nostalgic haze, this book enables readers to experience a time - still within living memory - when a nations's darkest hour became its finest.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography