Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill

Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill

A Brief Account of A Long Life

eBook - 2004
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Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the British cavalry's last great charge and inventor of the tank--Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940 and set the standard for leading a democracy at war.

Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction, and an investigation of the contradictions and complexities that haunt biography. Gretchen Craft Rubin gives readers, in a single volume, the kind of rounded view usually gained only by reading dozens of conventional biographies.

With penetrating insight and vivid anecdotes, Rubin makes Churchill accessible and meaningful to twenty-first-century readers with forty contrasting views of the man: he was an alcoholic, he was not; he was an anachronism, he was a visionary; he was a racist, he was a humanitarian; he was the most quotable man in the history of the English language, he was a bore.

In crisp, energetic language, Rubin creates a new form for presenting a great figure of history--and brings to full realization the depiction of a man too fabulous for any novelist to construct, too complicated for even the longest narrative to describe, and too valuable ever to be forgotten.




From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2004.
Edition: Random House trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781588363848
1588363848
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 313 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Axis 360 (Firm)

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