The Last Lion Box Set

The Last Lion Box Set
Author: Paul Reid,William Manchester
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 3008
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN 10: 0316247588
ISBN 13: 9780316247580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lion Box Set Book Review:

Universally acclaimed for their compelling narrative, their fresh insights, and their objective renderings of Winston Churchill's life, The Last Lion trilogy presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic adventurer, aristocrat, soldier, and statesman. Born at the end of the 19th century when Imperial Britain still stood at the splendid pinnacle of her power, Churchill would witness the shift a few years later as the Empire hovered on the brink of a catastrophic new era. One of the greatest wartime leaders of our time, he would go on to stand alone, politically isolated in Parliament, as he took the lead in warning of the growing Nazi threat, and would lead Britain to victory against Nazi Germany and the Axis powers in World War II. Now, celebrated historian William Manchester's landmark biographies are collected together for the first time, along with the eagerly anticipated final installment Churchill's last years in power. More than thirty years in the making, The Last Lion is the definitive work on this remarkable man whose courageous vision guided the destiny of a nation during darkly troubled times-and who looms as one of the greatest figures of our century.

The Last Lion

The Last Lion
Author: William Manchester,Paul Reid
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 1182
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0345548639
ISBN 13: 9780345548634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lion Book Review:

Spanning the years 1940-1965, this third volume in Manchester's biography picks up shortly after Churchill became prime minister, as his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany.

The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill

The Last Lion  Winston Spencer Churchill
Author: William Manchester
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 768
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 0385313314
ISBN 13: 9780385313315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill Book Review:

The noted biographer-historian continues his life of Winston Churchill, focusing here on the years of Churchill's political exile and his increasingly forceful opposition to Hitler's Germany.

The Last Lion

The Last Lion
Author: Paul Reid,William Manchester
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 1232
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN 10: 0316222143
ISBN 13: 9780316222143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lion Book Review:

The long-awaited final volume of William Manchester's legendary biography of Winston Churchill. Spanning the years of 1940-1965, The Last Lion picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning-fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action. The Last Lion brilliantly recounts how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defense, compelled FDR into supporting America's beleaguered cousins, and personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped the Allies win the war, while at the same time adapting himself and his country to the inevitable shift of world power from the British Empire to the United States. More than twenty years in the making, The Last Lion presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic leader. This is popular history at its most stirring.

The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill Vol I

The Last Lion  Winston Spencer Churchill  Vol  I
Author: William Manchester
Publsiher: Boxtree
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2016-06-01
ISBN 10: 1925482235
ISBN 13: 9781925482232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill Vol I Book Review:

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 is the first volume in William Manchester's epic three volume The Last Lion - the best-selling and definitive biography of one of Britain's pre-eminent prime ministers. When Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace, Imperial Britain stood at the splendid pinnacle of her power. Yet within a few years, the Empire would hover on the brink of a catastrophic new era. This first volume of the best-selling biography of the adventurer, aristocrat, soldier, and statesman covers the first 58 years of the remarkable man whose courageous vision guided the destiny of those darkly troubled times and who looms today as one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century.

The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill

The Last Lion  Winston Spencer Churchill
Author: William Manchester
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN 10: 1447279603
ISBN 13: 9781447279600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill Book Review:

Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940 is the second volume of the outstanding three volume The Last Lion, the ultimate Churchill biography from the award-winning historian, William Manchester. In this triumphant biography, William Manchester, contends that Churchill's lonely battle against appeasement, even more than his leadership in war, was the Last Lion's finest hour. Politically isolated in Parliament, sometimes jeered at and scorned when he warned of the growing Nazi threat, Churchill stood alone, a beacon of hope amid the gathering storm.

The Last Lion Volume 1

The Last Lion  Volume 1
Author: William Manchester
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN 10: 0316244856
ISBN 13: 9780316244855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lion Volume 1 Book Review:

The first volume in William Manchester's masterful, magnum opus account of Winston Churchill's life. The Last Lion: Visions of Glory follows the first fifty-eight years of Churchill's life--the years that mold him into the man who will become one of the most influential politicians of the twentieth century. In this, the first volume, Manchester follows Churchill from his birth to 1932, when he began to warn against the re-militarization of Germany. Born of an American mother and the gifted but unstable son of a duke, his childhood was one of wretched neglect. He sought glory on the battlefields of Cuba, Sudan, India, South Africa and the trenches of France. In Parliament he was the prime force behind the creation of Iraq and Jordan, laid the groundwork for the birth of Israel, and negotiated the independence of the Irish Free State. Yet, as Chancellor of the Exchequer he plunged England into economic crisis, and his fruitless attempt to suppress Gandhi's quest for Indian independence brought political chaos to Britain. Throughout, Churchill learned the lessons that would prepare him for the storm to come, and as the 1930's began, he readied himself for the coming battle against Nazism--an evil the world had never before seen.

When the Last Lion Roars

When the Last Lion Roars
Author: Sara Evans
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN 10: 1472916115
ISBN 13: 9781472916112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Last Lion Roars Book Review:

The illegal killing of Cecil – a famous and magnificent black-maned Zimbabwean lion – by an American big-game hunter in 2015 sparked international outrage. More significantly, it drew the world's attention to the devastating plight of Africa's lions. A century ago, there were more than 200,000 wild lions living in Africa. Today, with that population reduced by more than 90 per cent, many experts believe that without effective conservation plans, Africa's remaining wild lions could be completely wiped out by the mid-half of this century. When the Last Lion Roars explores the historic rise and fall of the lion as a global species, and examines the reasons behind its catastrophic decline. Interwoven with vivid personal encounters of Africa's last lions, Sara Evans questions what is being done to reverse (or at least stem) this population collapse, and she considers the importance of human responsibility in this decline and, more crucially, in their conservation. From the Lion Guardians in Kenya to the Living Walls of Tanzania, and the Hwange Lion Research Project in Zimbabwe, Sara meets both lions and their champions, people who are fighting to bring this iconic species back from the brink of extinction.

The Last Lion

The Last Lion
Author: William Manchester
Publsiher: Abacus
Total Pages: 821
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780747405252
ISBN 13: 0747405255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lion Book Review:

Spanning the years of 1940-1965, THE LAST LION picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action. THE LAST LION brilliantly recounts how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defense; compelled FDR into supporting America's beleaguered cousins, and personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped the Allies win the war, while at the same time adapting himself and his country to the inevitable shift of world power from the British Empire to the United States. More than twenty years in the making, THE LAST LION presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic leader. This is popular history at its most stirring.

The Last Lions of Africa

The Last Lions of Africa
Author: Anthony Ham
Publsiher: Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 1760874965
ISBN 13: 9781760874964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lions of Africa Book Review:

'Bravely pursued, acutely observed and elegantly told.' John Vaillant, author of The Tiger 'Urgent and important. This moving tale with a heroic cast of characters, leonine and human, is a must-read for anyone passionate about wildlife and wild places.' Tony Park, author of Last Survivor This is the riveting and illuminating story of Australian writer Anthony Ham's extraordinary journey into the world of lions. Haunted by the idea that they might disappear from the planet in our lifetime, he ventured deep into the African wilderness, speaking to local tribespeople and activists as well as to rangers, scientists and conservationists about why lions are close to extinction and what can be done to save them. In The Last Lions of Africa, we walk alongside Anthony as he reveals the latest extraordinary science surrounding the earth's dwindling lion populations and their often surprising relationship to mankind. As he uncovers heartbreaking and astonishing accounts of individual lions, prides and habitats, each chapter unfolds as both gripping campfire story and deeply researched exploration of larger mysteries in the natural world. Anthony's vivid storytelling weaves together natural history, ancient lore and multidisciplinary science to show us a world in which human populations are growing and wild lands are shrinking; where lions and indigenous peoples fight not for sovereignty over the land but for their very existence. In this gripping and crucial book, Anthony Ham brings Africa, its people and its endangered lions to magnificent life and shows the surprising ways those last lions might be saved.

The Last Lion

The Last Lion
Author: William Manchester
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN 10: 0316244872
ISBN 13: 9780316244879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lion Book Review:

Alone is the second volume of William Manchester's brilliant three-volume biography of Winston Churchill. In this volume, we witness the war within, before the colossal war to come. During this period, Churchill was tested as few men are: relentlessly pursued by creditors, disowned by his own party, vociferously dismissed by the press as a warmonger, and twice nearly lost his seat in Parliament. Yet despite his personal and political troubles, Churchill managed to assemble a vast, underground intelligence network-both within the British government and on the continent-which provided him with more complete and accurate information on Germany than the British government. Recognizing the horrifying truth, Churchill stood almost alone against Nazi aggression and the sordid British and French policy of appeasement. Manchester's luminous portrait never loses sight of Churchill the man-a man with limitations, especially his callousness toward others (including his supporters) and his recklessness, which could border on the foolhardy; but also a man whose vision was global and whose courage was boundless. Here is Churchill as a light in the approaching darkness, readying himself for the terrible stand to come.

The Last Lion

The Last Lion
Author: William Manchester,Paul Reid
Publsiher: Bello
Total Pages: 1100
Release: 2015-04-23
ISBN 10: 9781447279525
ISBN 13: 1447279522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Lion Book Review:

"Masterful . . . The collaboration completes the Churchill portrait in a seamless manner, combining the detailed research, sharp analysis and sparkling prose that readers of the first two volumes have come to expect." - Associated PressSpanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister-when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. In brilliant prose and informed by decades of research, William Manchester and Paul Reid recount how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defence, convinced FDR to support the cause, and personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped win the war. We witness Churchill, driven from office, warning the world of the coming Soviet menace. And after his triumphant return to 10 Downing Street, we follow him as he pursues his final policy goal: a summit with President Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet leaders. In conclusion, we experience Churchill's last years, when he faces the end of his life with the same courage he brought to every battle he ever fought.

The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill

The Last Lion  Winston Spencer Churchill
Author: William Manchester
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780316058162
ISBN 13: 0316058165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Goodbye Darkness

Goodbye  Darkness
Author: William Manchester
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2008-12-14
ISBN 10: 0316054631
ISBN 13: 9780316054638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goodbye Darkness Book Review:

This emotional and honest novel recounts a young man's experiences during World War II and digs deep into what he and his fellow soldiers lived through during those dark times. The nightmares began for William Manchester 23 years after WW II. In his dreams he lived with the recurring image of a battle-weary youth (himself), "angrily demanding to know what had happened to the three decades since he had laid down his arms." To find out, Manchester visited those places in the Pacific where as a young Marine he fought the Japanese, and in this book examines his experiences in the line with his fellow soldiers (his "brothers"). He gives us an honest and unabashedly emotional account of his part in the war in the Pacific. "The most moving memoir of combat on WW II that I have ever read. A testimony to the fortitude of man...a gripping, haunting, book." --William L. Shirer

Last Lion

Last Lion
Author: Peter S. Canellos
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-02-17
ISBN 10: 1439148732
ISBN 13: 9781439148730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Lion Book Review:

No figure in American public life has had such great expectations thrust upon him, or has responded so poorly. But Ted Kennedy -- the youngest of the Kennedy children and the son who felt the least pressure to satisfy his father's enormous ambitions -- would go on to live a life that no one could have predicted: dismissed as a spent force in politics by the time he reached middle age, Ted became the most powerful senator of the last half century and the nation's keeper of traditional liberalism. As Peter S. Canellos and his team of Boston Globe reporters show in this revealing and intimate biography, the gregarious, pudgy, and least academically successful of the Kennedy boys has witnessed greater tragedy and suffered greater pressure than any of his siblings. At the age of thirty-six, Ted Kennedy found himself the last brother, the champion of a generation's dreams and ambitions. He would be expected to give the nation the confidence to confront its problems and to build a fairer society at home and abroad. He quickly failed in spectacular fashion. Late one night in the summer of 1969, he left the scene of a fatal automobile accident on Chappaquiddick Island. The death there of a young woman from his brother's campaign would haunt and ultimately doom his presidential ambitions. Political rivals turned his all-too-human failings -- drinking, philandering, and divorce -- into a condemnation of his liberal politics. But as the presidency eluded his grasp, Kennedy was finally liberated from the expectations of others, free to become his own man. Once a symbol of youthful folly and nepotism, he transformed himself in his later years into a symbol of wisdom and perseverance. He built a deeply loving marriage with his second wife, Victoria Reggie. He embraced his role as the family patriarch. And as his health failed, he anointed the young and ambitious presidential candidate Barack Obama, whom many commentators compared to his brother Jack. The Kennedy brand of liberalism was rediscovered by a new generation of Americans. Perceptive and carefully reported, drawing heavily from candid interviews with the Kennedy family and inner circle, Last Lion captures magnificently the life and historic achievements of Ted Kennedy, as well as the personal redemption that he found.

Paper Lion

Paper Lion
Author: George Plimpton
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN 10: 0316284432
ISBN 13: 9780316284431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Lion Book Review:

The book that made a legend--and capture's America's sport in detail that's never been matched, now featuring a foreword by Nicholas Dawidoff a and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton Archives. George Plimpton was perhaps best known for PAPER LION, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experiences in talking his way into training camp with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and taking snaps behind center. His breezy style captures the pressures and tensions rookies confront, the hijinks that pervade when sixty high-strung guys live together in close quarters, and a host of football rites and rituals. One of the funniest and most insightful books ever written on football, PAPER LION is a classic look at the gridiron game and a book The Wall Street Journal calls "a continuous feast...The best book ever about football--or anything!"

Steinbrenner

Steinbrenner
Author: Bill Madden
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 0061992585
ISBN 13: 9780061992582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steinbrenner Book Review:

If you love the New York Yankees, arguably the most storied franchise in all of sports—or even if you’re just a fan of baseball history, or big business bios—this biography of the larger-than-life team owner for the past four decades is a must for your bookshelf. For more than 30 years Bill Madden has covered the Yankees and Major League Baseball for the New York Daily News, and he brings all his insights and inside connections to Steinbrenner: the definitive biography of one of New York’s most intriguing and long-standing sports figures, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.

Last Lion

Last Lion
Author: Bella English,Peter S. Canellos
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-02-17
ISBN 10: 1439138176
ISBN 13: 9781439138175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Lion Book Review:

Dismissed as a spent force in politics by the time he reached middle age, Ted Kennedy became the most powerful senator of the last half century and the nation's keeper of traditional liberalism. Perceptive and carefully reported, drawing heavily from candid interviews with the Kennedy family and inner circle, "Last Lion" captures magnificently his life and historic achievements, as well as the personal redemption that he found.

The Last Lion

The Last Lion
Author: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Publsiher: Branden Books
Total Pages: 73
Release: 1919
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A World Lit Only by Fire

A World Lit Only by Fire
Author: William Manchester
Publsiher: Back Bay Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-09-26
ISBN 10: 0316082791
ISBN 13: 9780316082792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World Lit Only by Fire Book Review:

A "lively and engaging" history of the Middle Ages (Dallas Morning News) from the acclaimed historian William Manchester, author of The Last Lion. From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose, and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the brink of collapse to the grandeur of its rebirth: the dense explosion of energy that spawned some of history's greatest poets, philosophers, painters, adventurers, and reformers, as well as some of its most spectacular villains. "Manchester provides easy access to a fascinating age when our modern mentality was just being born." --Chicago Tribune