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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
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
VMOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Andrew
Dewey number
941.084092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
R63 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Biographies
  • Statesmen
  • Politicians
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
walking with destiny
Label
Churchill : walking with destiny, Andrew Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE The Preparation -- 1.A Famous Name: November 1874--January 1895 -- 2.Ambition under Fire: January 1895--July 1898 -- 3.From Omdurman to Oldham via Pretoria: August 1898--October 1900 -- 4.Crossing the Floor: October 1900--December 1905 -- 5.Liberal Imperialist: January 1906--April 1908 -- 6.Love and Liberalism: April 1908--February 1910 -- 7.Home Secretary: February 1910--September 1911 -- 8.First Lord of the Admiralty: October 1911--August 1914 -- 9.`This Glorious, Delicious War': August 1914--March 1915 -- 10.Gallipoli: March--November 1915 -- 11.Plug Street to Victory: November 1915--November 1918 -- 12.Coalition Politics: November 1918--November 1921 -- 13.Redemption: November 1922--May 1926 -- 14.Crash: June 1926--January 1931 -- 15.Into the Wilderness: January 1931--October 1933 -- 16.Sounding the Alarm: October 1933--March 1936 -- 17.Apotheosis of Appeasement: March 1936--October 1938 --
  • Contents note continued: 18.Vindication: October 1938--September 1939 -- 19.`Winston is Back': September 1939--May 1940 -- 20.Seizing the Premiership: May 1940 -- pt. TWO The Trial -- 21.The Fall of France: May--June 1940 -- 22.The Battle of Britain: June--September 1940 -- 23.The Blitz: September 1940--January 1941 -- 24.`Keep Buggering On': January--June 1941 -- 25.`Being Met Together': June 1941--January 1942 -- 26.Disaster: January--June 1942 -- 27.Desert Victory: June--November 1942 -- 28.`One Continent Redeemed': November 1942--September 1943 -- 29.The Hard Underbelly: September 1943--June 1944 -- 30.Liberation: June 1944--January 1945 -- 31.Victory and Defeat: January--July 1945 -- 32.Opposition: August 1945--October 1951 -- 33.Indian Summer: October 1951--April 1955 -- 34.`Long Sunset': April 1955--January 1965
Control code
000064297297
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix,1105 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241205631
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60002282310
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)1022777225
Label
Churchill : walking with destiny, Andrew Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE The Preparation -- 1.A Famous Name: November 1874--January 1895 -- 2.Ambition under Fire: January 1895--July 1898 -- 3.From Omdurman to Oldham via Pretoria: August 1898--October 1900 -- 4.Crossing the Floor: October 1900--December 1905 -- 5.Liberal Imperialist: January 1906--April 1908 -- 6.Love and Liberalism: April 1908--February 1910 -- 7.Home Secretary: February 1910--September 1911 -- 8.First Lord of the Admiralty: October 1911--August 1914 -- 9.`This Glorious, Delicious War': August 1914--March 1915 -- 10.Gallipoli: March--November 1915 -- 11.Plug Street to Victory: November 1915--November 1918 -- 12.Coalition Politics: November 1918--November 1921 -- 13.Redemption: November 1922--May 1926 -- 14.Crash: June 1926--January 1931 -- 15.Into the Wilderness: January 1931--October 1933 -- 16.Sounding the Alarm: October 1933--March 1936 -- 17.Apotheosis of Appeasement: March 1936--October 1938 --
  • Contents note continued: 18.Vindication: October 1938--September 1939 -- 19.`Winston is Back': September 1939--May 1940 -- 20.Seizing the Premiership: May 1940 -- pt. TWO The Trial -- 21.The Fall of France: May--June 1940 -- 22.The Battle of Britain: June--September 1940 -- 23.The Blitz: September 1940--January 1941 -- 24.`Keep Buggering On': January--June 1941 -- 25.`Being Met Together': June 1941--January 1942 -- 26.Disaster: January--June 1942 -- 27.Desert Victory: June--November 1942 -- 28.`One Continent Redeemed': November 1942--September 1943 -- 29.The Hard Underbelly: September 1943--June 1944 -- 30.Liberation: June 1944--January 1945 -- 31.Victory and Defeat: January--July 1945 -- 32.Opposition: August 1945--October 1951 -- 33.Indian Summer: October 1951--April 1955 -- 34.`Long Sunset': April 1955--January 1965
Control code
000064297297
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix,1105 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241205631
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60002282310
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)1022777225

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