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The greatest Briton : essays on Winston Churchill's life and political philosophy, Jeremy Havardi

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The greatest Briton : essays on Winston Churchill's life and political philosophy
Title
The greatest Briton
Title remainder
essays on Winston Churchill's life and political philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Havardi
Title variation
Essays on Winston Churchill's life and political philosophy
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After several decades of historical revisionism, Winston Churchill remains one of the most controversial figures in modern history. Critics allege he was a diehard imperialist and warmonger, a bitter opponent of the working classes and a maverick opportunist with an insatiable appetite for power. Despite his record as 'the man who won the war', he is often accused of being a war criminal. This book sets out to correct the historical record in a stimulating collection of essays. Arranged in chronological order to show his life in the context of 20th century world history, these essays are both detailed and analytical while still highly accessible to a general audience. Each one answers a specific historical question about Churchill through a critical examination of the existing historical record. The author believes that Churchill deserves to be remembered as much for his domestic policy as his wartime achievements. Of particular interest is an evaluation of his role in introducing old age pensions and unemployment benefits for the very poorest in Edwardian Britain. This, some historians argue, made the difference between revolution and evolution at the end of the war. A special section examines his political philosophy, which is revealed to be more consistent than many imagine."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKM
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Havardi, Jeremy
Dewey number
941.082092
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
H293 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
  • Politieke ideeën
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
Label
The greatest Briton : essays on Winston Churchill's life and political philosophy, Jeremy Havardi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The promise of youth (1874-1900) -- Political firebrand (1900-1911) -- The challenge of total war (1911-1918) -- Rebuilding a shattered world (1919-1930) -- Gathering storm (1931-1939) -- Saviour of the free world (1940) -- Towards triumph and tragedy (1941-1945) -- Churchhill as war leader -- Elder statesman (1945-1955) -- Churchhill's political philosophy
Control code
276816428
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 424 pages
Isbn
9780856832659
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)276816428
Label
The greatest Briton : essays on Winston Churchill's life and political philosophy, Jeremy Havardi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The promise of youth (1874-1900) -- Political firebrand (1900-1911) -- The challenge of total war (1911-1918) -- Rebuilding a shattered world (1919-1930) -- Gathering storm (1931-1939) -- Saviour of the free world (1940) -- Towards triumph and tragedy (1941-1945) -- Churchhill as war leader -- Elder statesman (1945-1955) -- Churchhill's political philosophy
Control code
276816428
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 424 pages
Isbn
9780856832659
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)276816428

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