The Resource Churchill : walking with destiny, Andrew Roberts

Churchill : walking with destiny, Andrew Roberts

Label
Churchill : walking with destiny
Title
Churchill
Title remainder
walking with destiny
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Roberts
Title variation
Walking with destiny
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winston Churchill dominates our view of the history of Britain in the twentieth century - the brash, brave and ambitious young aristocrat who sought out danger in late Victorian wars, the mercurial First Lord of the Admiralty who was responsible for the Dardanelles disaster in 1915, the Colonial Secretary who rode with T. E. Lawrence and Gertrude Bell at the Pyramids, the Chancellor who took the country back to the Gold Standard and crushed the General Strike in 1926, and then spent more than ten years in the political wilderness - and who, finally, was summoned to save his country in 1940. 'I felt that I was walking with destiny, and all my life had been but preparation for that hour.' Andrew Roberts' titanic new biography re-interprets all these events, especially Churchill's leadership during the Second World War, which he sees through the prism of all Churchill's earlier life. He gives full visibility to Churchill's flaws, and brilliantly explains his genius. He has used over forty collections of papers not available to Churchill's previous biographer Roy Jenkins (2001) and he is the first Churchill biographer to be granted access by the Queen to the private diaries of King George VI. This is the Churchill biography for our times
Summary
Draws on extensive new materials, from private letters to transcripts of war cabinet meetings, to present a portrait of the iconic war leader that discusses Churchill's motivations and unwavering faith in the British Empire
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10738746
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Andrew
Dewey number
941.084/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Prime ministers
  • Statesmen
  • Politicians
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
walking with destiny
Label
Churchill : walking with destiny, Andrew Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Cartographic illustrations on end papers
Bibliography note
Incluudes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 1105 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241205631
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps, genealogical tables
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Churchill : walking with destiny, Andrew Roberts
Publication
Note
Cartographic illustrations on end papers
Bibliography note
Incluudes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 1105 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241205631
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps, genealogical tables
Specific material designation
regular print

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