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Title:Churchill: A Biography
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Roy Jenkins
Publisher:Plume
ISBN:0452283523
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Category:Biography, History, Non fiction, Politics

Churchill: A Biography by Roy Jenkins

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Churchill: A Biography From the admiralty to the miner s strike from the Battle of Britain to eventual victory over Nazi Germany Churchill oversaw some of the most important events the world has ever seen Winning the Nobel Prize in Literature for his personal writing and cautioning against a powerful Soviet Russia in his later years in office his larger than life and complex personality has continued to fascinate writers and historians .

In this comprehensive biography Roy Jenkins faithfully presents these events while also managing to convey the contradictions and quirks in Churchill s character Weaving together in depth analysis and brilliant historical research Jenkins has succeeded in crafting this magnificent one volume account packed with insights that only a fellow politician can convey .

Bringing to life the statesman writer speaker and leader i Churchill i is packed with insights into one of the most important figures of the twentieth century

Churchill: A Biography

From the admiralty to the miner s strike from the Battle of Britain to eventual victory over Nazi Germany Churchill oversaw some of the most important events the world has ever seen Winning the Nobel Prize in Literature for his personal writing and cautioning against a powerful Soviet Russia in his later years in office his larger than life and complex personality has continued to fascinate writers and historians br br In this comprehensive biography Roy Jenkins faithfully presents these events while also managing to convey the contradictions and quirks in Churchill s character Weaving together in depth analysis and brilliant historical research Jenkins has succeeded in crafting this magnificent one volume account packed with insights that only a fellow politician can convey br br Bringing to life the statesman writer speaker and leader i Churchill i is packed with insights into one of the most important figures of the twentieth century


Franklin Delano Roosevelt (The American Presidents, #32)

b A masterly work by the i New York Times i bestselling author of i Churchill i and i Gladstone i b br br A protean figure and a man of massive achievement Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the only man to be elected to the presidency more than twice In a ranking of chief executives no more than three of his predecessors could truly be placed in contention with his standing and of his successors there are so far none br br In acute stylish prose Roy Jenkins tackles all of the nuances and intricacies of FDR s character He was a skilled politician with astounding flexibility he oversaw an incomparable mobilization of American industrial and military effort and all the while he aroused great loyalty and dazzled those around him with his personal charm Despite several setbacks and one apparent catastrophe his life was buoyed by the influence of Eleanor who was not only a wife but an adviser and one of the twentieth century s greatest political reformers br br Nearly complete before Jenkins s death in January this volume was finished by historian Richard Neustadt


Gladstone: A Biography

From the New York Times bestselling author of Churchill a towering historical biography available for the first time in paperback br br William Gladstone was with Tennyson Newman Dickens Carlyle and Darwin one of the stars of nineteenth century British life He spent sixty three of his eighty nine years in the House of Commons and was prime minister four times a unique accomplishment From his critical role in the formation of the Liberal Party to his preoccupation with the cause of Irish Home Rule he was a commanding politician and statesman nonpareil But Gladstone the man was much more a classical scholar a wide ranging author a vociferous participant in all the great theological debates of the day a voracious reader and an avid walker who chopped down trees for recreation He was also a man obsessed with the idea of his own sinfulness prone to self flagellation and persistent in the practice of accosting prostitutes on the street and attempting to persuade them of the errors of their ways This full and deep portrait of a complicated man offers a sweeping picture of a tumultuous century in British history and is also a brilliant example of the biographer s art


Asquith

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A Life at the Centre

Roy Jenkins is one of the most important statesmen of our time He has been a British cabinet minister and party leader as well as a former president of the European Commission He is not the chancellor of Oxford University As an ardent Atlanticist Jenkins has maintained close contacts with the United States throughout his career helping to forge the links that have characterized the special relationship between the United States and Britain A Life at the Center includes Jenkins s impressions of some of the celebrated people has has encountered portraits that are often telling vignettes He writes of the Kennedys Truman and Nixon of LBJ and Margaret Thatcher of Helmut Schmidt and J Edgar Hoover in a revealing and often hilarious way br br In this acclaimed autobiography the two strands of his life writing and politics are brought together triumphantly Jenkins illuminates the people and politics of his times with grace honesty and humor He writes candidly about his career which was characterized in Britain by pioneering reform and struggles with the country s ailing economy Jenkins might have been prime minister twice in the seventies when he seemed to be Harold Wilson s natural successor and in the eighties when the breakaway Social Democrats looked as though they might sweep straight into power His presidency of the European Commission came at a crucial time and he was instrumental in creating the European Monetary System a cornerstone of European integration He details these periods of strife and opportunity with his historian s insight coupled with a quality of analysis rare in a work of this kind


Baldwin

This is the first biography of Stanley Baldwin for more than ten years although there had been four in the preceding decade This is strange for Baldwin has recently begun to swim back into fashion In part this is a function of growing nostalgia for his period of power the s and s Still more however it is because Mrs Thatcher s brand of Conservative leadership has made him an object of contrasting interest in a way that Harold Macmillan s or Edward Heath s never did When a new exponent of an alternative style temporarily achieves notice it is now frequently suggested that he might be a new Baldwin This reappraisal is therefore appropriately timed It is written by a skilled political biographer from a non Conservative although not personally unsympathetic standpoint br br Baldwin was born in the son of a rich Worcestershire ironmaster and educated at Harrow and Trinity College Cambridge He then worked in the family business for twenty years Although the most self conscious countryman amongst British Prime Ministers of the past hundred years or more he was not a country squire and never owned more than a few acres of land He did not enter the House of Commons until he was forty and was not even a junior minister until the threshold of fifty Less than six years later in he became Prime Minister and dominated British politics for the next fifteen years the only man of this century to hold the highest office three times


Truman

In this incisive and readable biography of Harry S Truman Roy Jenkins provides a radical reassessment of the American President whose reputation more than any other of this century has risen since he left office He shows that the Truman presidency built the structures within which the Western world has lived since the Second World War The Marshall Plan promoted not only the recovery but the unity of Western Europe NATO enabled this prosperity to grow within a framework of security Truman s decisions for all his private indiscretions and occasional muddles were film and level headed guiding the Western world through the many dangers of the unstable postwar years


The Chancellors

An account of the characters and careers of nineteen men who from the age of Gladstone to that of Attlee managed or mismanaged Britain s finances


European Diary: 1977-1981

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Twelve Cities

A mosaic of places incidents and anecdotes and of amiable digressions George Walden Sunday Telegraph


Truman, A Life at the Centre, The Chancellors, Gladstone: A Biography, Asquith, European Diary: 1977-1981, Twelve Cities, Baldwin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (The American Presidents, #32), Churchill: A Biography