The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "An altogether absorbing popular biography . . . The heroic Churchill is in these pages, but so is the little boy writing forlorn letters to the father who all but ignored him."--People

When Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace in 1874, Imperial Britain stood at the splendid pinnacle of her power. Yet within a few years the Empire would hover on the brink of catastrophe. Against this backdrop, a remarkable man began to build his legacy. From master biographer William Manchester, The Last Lion: Visions of Glory reveals the first fifty-eight years of the life of an adventurer, aristocrat, soldier, and statesman whose courageous leadership guided the destiny of his darkly troubled times--and who is remembered as one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century.

Praise for The Last Lion: Visions of Glory

"Absolutely magnificent . . . a delight to read . . . one of those books you devour line by line and word by word and finally hate to see end."--Russell Baker


"Manchester has read further, thought harder, and told with considerable verve what is mesmerizing in Churchill's] drama. . . . One cannot do better than this book."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Superb . . . Manchester] pulls together the multitudinous facets of one of the richest lives ever to be chronicled. . . . Churchill and Manchester were clearly made for each other."--Chicago Tribune

"A vivid, thoroughly detailed biography of the Winston Churchill nobody knows."--Boston Herald

"Adds a grand dimension . . . rich in historical and social contexts."--Time

Author: William Manchester
Publisher: Bantam
Published: 04/01/1984
Pages: 992
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.63lbs
Size: 8.27h x 5.24w x 2.02d
ISBN: 9780385313483

About the Author
William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and renowned biographer. In addition to the three volumes of The Last Lion, his books include Goodbye, Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, and The Death of a President, as well as assorted works of journalism. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal and the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award. He passed away in 2004.