#2 in series

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill

Alone, 1932-1940

Book 2 in the series

4.43 based on 7130 ratings & 357 reviews on Goodreads.com
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Publication date: 26.03.2015
ISBN: 9781447279600
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940 is the second volume of the outstanding three volume The Last Lion, the ultimate Churchill biography from the award-winning historian, William Manchester.

In this triumphant biography, William Manchester, contends that Churchill's lonely battle against appeasement, even more than his leadership in war, was the Last Lion's finest hour. Politically isolated in Parliament, sometimes jeered at and scorned when he warned of the growing Nazi threat, Churchill stood alone, a beacon of hope amid the gathering storm.

In the media

A triumph . . . equal in stature to the first volume of the series.
New York Newsday
Manchester has such control over a huge and moving narrative, such illumination of character . . . that he can claim the considerable achievement of having assembled enough powerful evidence to support Isiah Berlin's judgment of Churchill as 'the largest human being of our time.'
The New Yorker
The best Churchill biography for the plain readers of this generation . . .Exhaustive . . . interesting. Even readers who know the basic story will find much that is new, much to make them angry again.
Newsweek