The Resource Churchill and empire, Lawrence James

Churchill and empire, Lawrence James

Label
Churchill and empire
Title
Churchill and empire
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence James
Title variation
Churchill and empire
Title variation remainder
portrait of an imperialist
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lawrence James has written a genuinely new biography of Winston Churchill, set within a fully detailed historical context, but solely focusing on his relationship with the British Empire. As a young army officer in the late 19th century, Churchill's first experience of the Empire was serving in conflicts in India, South Africa and the Sudan. His attitude towards the Empire at the time was the stereotypical Victorian paternalistic approach - a combination of feeling responsible and feeling superior. Conscious even then of his political career ahead, Churchill's natural benevolence towards the Empire was occasionally overruled for political reasons, and he found himself reluctantly supporting - or at least not publicly condemning - British atrocities. As a politician he consistently relied on the Empire for support during crises, but was angered by any demands for nationalisation. He held what many would regard today as racist views, in that he felt that some nationalities were superior to others, but he didn't regard those positions as fixed. His (some might say obsequious) relationship with America reflected that view. America was a former colony where the natives had become worthy to rule themselves, but - he felt - still had that tie to Britain
Summary
An illuminating and often surprising new biography of Churchill, focusing on his contradictory relationship with the British Empire
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10313104
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
James, Lawrence
Dewey number
941.084092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
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
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a portrait of an imperialist
Label
Churchill and empire, Lawrence James
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on cover linings
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 452 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780297869146
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other control number
99954693549
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 15693220
  • 15693220
Label
Churchill and empire, Lawrence James
Publication
Note
Maps on cover linings
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 452 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780297869146
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other control number
99954693549
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 15693220
  • 15693220

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