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Churchill, the end of glory a political biography by John Charmley

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Published by Harcourt Brace in San Diego .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965,
  • Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography,
  • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century

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Edition Notes

StatementJohn Charmley.
SeriesA Harvest book
LC ClassificationsDA566.9.C5 C4 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 742 p. ;
Number of Pages742
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1100539M
ISBN 100156001446
LC Control Number94025363

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Shrewd analysis that just misses taking the full measure of the great wartime leader. ``To be a Party you must have at least one follower. You have none,'' David Lloyd-George once told Churchill. Why was someone so brilliant so often mistrusted or in the political wilderness? William Manchester's The Last Lion saw Churchill's isolation as proof of his maverick courage.   Churchill, the End of Glory book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Based on fifteen years' research in archives in Britain, /5.   Mr. Charmley’s book is a classic conservative lament for vanished glory. When, in such a mood, one asks how this fall from grace came to pass, taking pot-shots at the icon becomes irresistible. Churchill’s leadership was inspiring, but barren. He was temperamentally unable to do what was needed to “conserve” Britain’s position.   Churchill, the end of glory: a political biography by Charmley, John, Publication date Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. American Libraries. Uploaded by [email protected] on Septem SIMILAR ITEMS (based Pages:

  John Charmley’s book is well craft­ed, with­out the ven­om and hys­te­ria of more recent revi­sion­ sequel, Churchill’s Grand Alliance, is worth read­ing for its painful account of how Britain fared at times in the not-so-spe­cial “Spe­cial Rela­tion­ship.” His biog­ra­phy of Duff Coop­er is mas­ter­ful. And John him­self is a gen­tle­man.   There have been many attempts to demolish the Churchill Myth. John Charmley’s Churchill: The End of Glory is one of the most thorough, and most devastating. Of course, as Charmley admits, once a myth establishes itself no amount of rational argument has any effect.   Buy Churchill: The End of Glory: A Political Biography Main by Charmley, John (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(11).   Churchill, the end of glory by John Charmley. Publication date Topics Churchill, Winston, Sir, , Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography, Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century Publisher Hodder & Stoughton Internet Archive Books. Scanned in :

  Churchill's lifelong fascination with secret intelligence is the theme of this riveting book which covers everything from his first encounter with the 'Great Game' on the north-west frontier to. Charmley sums up his feelings about Winston Churchill in Churchill: The End of Glory: Churchill stood for the British Empire, for British independence and for an 'anti-Socialist' vision of Britain. By July the first of these was on the skids, the second was dependent solely upon America and the third had just vanished in a Labour election Author: John Charmley. It is the final book and shows the end of the great life he led. It portrays the human side of what readers had previously only known as a staunch statesman and a talented artist. The book takes its readers through how Churchill dealt with being a Prime Minister at a very sensitive time for Britain. Churchill, the end of glory: a political biography by John Charmley; 5 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Politics and government, Prime ministers, Biography; Places: Great Britain; People: Winston Churchill Sir (), Winston Churchill (); Times: 20th century.