Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill

A Brief Account of a Long Life
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Product Number: Z100150299
Released: Aug 06, 2019
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ISBN: #9780593165812
Narrator/s: Gretchen Rubin
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Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the British cavalry's last great charge and inventor of the tank-Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940 and set the standard for leading a democracy at war. Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction, and an investigation of the contradictions and complexities that haunt biography. Gretchen Craft Rubin gives readers, in a single volume, the kind of rounded view usually gained only by reading dozens of conventional biographies. With penetrating insight and vivid anecdotes, Rubin makes Churchill accessible and meaningful to twenty-first-century readers with forty contrasting views of the man: he was an alcoholic, he was not; he was an anachronism, he was a visionary; he was a racist, he was a humanitarian; he was the most quotable man in the history of the English language, he was a bore. In crisp, energetic language, Rubin creates a new form for presenting a great figure of history-and brings to full realization the depiction of a man too fabulous for any novelist to construct, too complicated for even the longest narrative to describe, and too valuable ever to be forgotten.

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Author(s): Gretchen Rubin
Original Publish Date: Aug 06, 2019

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Author(s): Gretchen Rubin
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Released: Dec 29, 2013
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Publisher: Random House
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