Churchill A Life

Martin Gilbert

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0805023968

9780805023961

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1088 Pages

$35.00

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Distilled from years of meticulous research and documentation, filled with material unavailable when the earliest books of the official biography's eight volumes went to press, this book offers a brilliant marriage of hard facts and intimate details. Thus Gilbert thoroughly documents both the public life and the private man.

Churchill: A Life is a vital portrait of one of the most remarkable men of the modern age, or of any other age—and a revealing depiction of an individual of extraordinary courage and imagination.

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"Mr. Gilbert's job was to bring alive before his readers a man of extraordinary genius and scarcely less extraordinary destiny. He has done so triumphantly."—Hugh Brogan, The New York Times Book Review

"A richly textured and deeply moving portrait of greatness."—The Los Angeles Times

"By far the most lucid, comprehensive, and authoritative account of Churchill that has been offered in a single volume. It furnishes a crown to Gilbert's already prodigious labors."—Philip Ziegler, The Daily Telegraph

"It would seem impossible to distill the eight volumes of Churchill's authorized biography into a single volume, even one of a thousand pages. But that is what Martin Gilbert has done, and the result does not seem pinched at all. It is of course a grand story."—The Washington Post Book World

"The most scholarly study of Churchill in war and peace ever written . . . Essential diplomatic history and enlightening personal history."—Herbert Mitgang, The New York Times

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One of Britain's most distinguished historians, Martin Gilbert was knighted in 1995. A fellow of Merton College, Oxford, he is also the official biographer of Winston Churchill. Among his books are The Holocaust, The Second World War, Churchill: A Life, Auschwitz and the Allies, The First World War, and Never Again.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Martin Gilbert

  • Sir Martin Gilbert was knighted in 1995 “for services to British history and international relations.” The author of an eight-volume biography of Winston Churchill, among his other books are Churchill: A Life, The First World War, The Second World War, and most recently The Somme. He lives in London, England.

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