Literary Collections

Swan what Shores

by Veronica Patterson
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2000-05-01
Genre: Literary Collections
Pages: 73 pages
ISBN 13: 9780814766842
ISBN 10: 0814766846
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Swan what Shores written by Veronica Patterson, published by NYU Press which was released on 2000-05-01. Download Swan what Shores Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Winner of the Colorado Book Award; Winner of the Willa Literary Award As heard on Public Radio International's The Writer's Almanac! -- Winston Churchill's key role in the outcome of the Second World War brought him international renown and arguably made him the most important figure in twentieth-century British politics. Born into an aristocratic family in 1875, his life spanned two centuries and nine decades of personal, social and political change, and it is against this background that Stuart Ball, a leading historian of modern British politics, discusses the remarkable ups and downs of Churchill's career. After election to Parliament in 1900, Churchill rose quickly to high military and political office. But he changed parties twice, bringing his character and judgment into question, and during the 1930s he became politically isolated. His warnings of the need to deter Hitler were largely ignored and it was only after the failure of appeasement in 1939 that his reputation rose again. As a much-admired war-time prime minister and subsequently, during the Cold War, he traveled the globe tirelessly in pursuit of alliances and dtente between America and Russia. This concise biography is extensively illustrated with photographs, cartoons and documents, including personal correspondence, reflecting Churchill's dedication to literature, art and family alongside his tremendous public achievements.