Warlord

Warlord

A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874-1945

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An analysis of the British prime minister's role as a military leader considers such topics as his family relationship to Marlborough and his defeats of Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito, in an account that draws on previously untapped materials to offer insight into his personality and strategic process.

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Carlo D'Este's brilliant new biography examines Winston Churchill through the prism of his military service as both a soldier and a warlord: a descendant of Marlborough who, despite never having risen above the rank of lieutenant colonel, came eventually at age sixty-five to direct Britain's military campaigns as prime minister and defeated Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito for the democracies. Warlord is the definitive chronicle of Churchill's crucial role as one of the world's most renowned military leaders, from his early adventures on the North-West Frontier of colonial India and the Boer War through his extraordinary service in both World Wars.

Even though Churchill became one of the towering political leaders of the twentieth century, his childhood ambition was to be a soldier. Using extensive, untapped archival materials, D'Este reveals important and untold observations from Churchill's personal physician, as well as other colleagues and family members, in order to illuminate his character as never before. Warlord explores Churchill's strategies behind the major military campaigns of World War I and World War II—both his dazzling successes and disastrous failures—while also revealing his tumultuous relationships with his generals and other commanders, including Dwight D. Eisenhower.

As riveting as the man it portrays, Warlord is a masterful, unsparing portrait of one of history's most fascinating and influential leaders during what was arguably the most crucial event in human history.



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D'Este, a noted military historian and biographer (Patton: A Genius for War and others), chronicles Winston Churchill's exceptional military career--from his early years in colonial India to his service in World Wars I and II. The author bases his portrait on previously unexplored archival materials that include observations from Churchill's personal physician, colleagues, and family members. The book also examines Churchill's strategies in major military campaigns, both his dramatic successes and disastrous failures. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

An analysis of the British prime minister's role as a military leader considers such topics as his family relationship to Marlborough and his defeats of Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito, in an account that draws on previously untapped materials to offer insight into his personality and strategic process. 60,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060575731
0060575735
Branch Call Number: Biography C4751d
Characteristics: xvi, 845 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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Aug 25, 2010

Carlo d'Este maintains a sharp focus on Churchill's life as a war leader, wasting no words on side issues. This makes his book the best work on this topic.

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