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The Last Lion Box Set
Winston Spencer Churchill, 1874 - 1965

by Paul Reid,William Manchester

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-11-20
  • Pages : 3008
  • ISBN : 0316247588
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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: Winston Spencer Churchill

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill
Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

by William Manchester,Paul Reid

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2015-03-26
  • Pages : 1100
  • ISBN : 1447279549
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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 Press Spanning 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

The Last Lion
And Other Tales

by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

  • Publisher : Branden Books
  • Release : 1919
  • Pages : 73
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Last Lion

The Last Lion
Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

by Paul Reid,William Manchester

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-11-06
  • Pages : 1232
  • ISBN : 0316222143
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

When the Last Lion Roars

When the Last Lion Roars
The Rise and Fall of the King of the Beasts

by Sara Evans

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2018-06-14
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1472916115
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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: Volume 2

The Last Lion: Volume 2
Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940

by William Manchester

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-11-06
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN : 0316244872
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The second volume of William Manchester's masterful account of Winston Churchill's life. 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, Winston Spencer Churchill

The Last Lion, Winston Spencer Churchill
A Book

by William Manchester

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Details the first fifty-eight years of a man whose ambitions and serious flaws made him one of the world's most powerful leaders, placing Churchill's prewar career against the backdrop of the collapse of the British Empire.

The Last Lion, Winston Spencer Churchill, Alone

The Last Lion, Winston Spencer Churchill, Alone
A Book

by William Manchester

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780440546818
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Last Lion

The Last Lion
Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

by William Manchester,Paul Reid

  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2012-11-06
  • Pages : 1232
  • ISBN : 9780316547703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Churchill's Confidant

Churchill's Confidant
Jan Smuts, Enemy to Lifelong Friend

by Richard Steyn

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-02-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1472140753
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Brought together first as enemies in the Anglo-Boer War, and later as allies in the First World War, the remarkable, and often touching, friendship between Winston Churchill and Jan Smuts is a rich study in contrasts. In youth they occupied very different worlds: Churchill, the rambunctious and thrusting young aristocrat; Smuts, the aesthetic, philosophical Cape farm boy who would go on to Cambridge. Both were men of exceptional talents and achievements and, between them, the pair had to grapple with some of the twentieth century's most intractable issues, not least of which the task of restoring peace and prosperity to Europe after two of mankind's bloodiest wars. Drawing on a maze of archival and secondary sources including letters, telegrams and the voluminous books written about both men, Richard Steyn presents a fascinating account of two remarkable men in war and peace: one the leader of the Empire, the other the leader of a small fractious member of that Empire who nevertheless rose to global prominence.

Hebrew Hammer

Hebrew Hammer
A Biography of Al Rosen, All-Star Third Baseman

by Joseph Wancho

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2022-01-04
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1476643938
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This first biography of four-time all-star Al Rosen covers the career of perhaps the best player on the fabulous Cleveland Indians' teams of the 1950s. From 1951 to 1956, the Tribe won one American League pennant (1954) and finished second to New York the other five seasons. Rosen was selected as the League's Most Valuable Player in 1953, the last Indians player to be so honored. He led the League in home runs (43) and RBI (145). Washington's Mickey Vernon edged Rosen by a single percentage point (.337 to .336) for the league batting championship. His play between the white lines was not the only place where Rosen left his mark on the game. He spent 14 seasons as a president or general manager for the New York Yankees (1978-1979), Houston Astros (1981-1985) and the San Francisco Giants (1986-1992). Under his guidance, those teams won two pennants and one world championship. Rosen is the only person in Major League Baseball history to win an MVP award as a player and to be recognized as Executive of the Year by The Sporting News (1987).

The Last Coincidence

The Last Coincidence
A Book

by Robert Goldsborough

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2012-11-13
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN : 1453266011
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After the heir to a frozen-food fortune gets iced, Nero Wolfe’s right-hand man becomes a suspect:“Goldsborough does a masterly job with the Wolfe legacy” (Booklist). When Lily Rowan doesn’t laugh at his jokes, Archie Goodwin knows something's wrong. Her niece Noreen has been running around with Sparky Linville, a club-hopping bad boy who's the terror of Manhattan nightlife, and the last time she went out with him, Noreen wasn’t herself when she came home. All she would tell her aunt was that she had been assaulted. Springing into action, Goodwin waits for Linville outside of Morgana’s, a chrome-and-glass palace that sits like a wart on Second Avenue. They nearly come to blows, but Linville’s bodyguard intervenes, and Goodwin retreats to plan his next move. In the morning, Linville is dead, and Goodwin is the chief suspect. For years he has helped rotund genius Nero Wolfe out of jams, and now it's time for the master detective to return the favor.

The Hidden History of Coined Words

The Hidden History of Coined Words
A Book

by Ralph Keyes

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2021-02-19
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0190466774
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Successful word-coinages--those that stay in currency for a good long time--tend to conceal their beginnings. We take them at face value and rarely when and where they were first minted. Engaging, illuminating, and authoritative, Ralph Keyes's The Hidden History of Coined Words explores the etymological underworld of terms and expressions and uncovers plenty of hidden gems. He also finds some fascinating patterns, such as that successful neologisms are as likely to be created by chance as by design. A remarkable number of new words were coined whimsically, originally intended to troll or taunt. Knickers, for example, resulted from a hoax; big bang from an insult. Casual wisecracking produced software, crowdsource, and blog. More than a few resulted from happy accidents, such as typos, mistranslations, and mishearing (bigly and buttonhole), or from being taken entirely out of context (robotics). Neologizers (a Thomas Jefferson coinage) include not just scholars and writers but cartoonists, columnists, children's book authors. Wimp originated with a book series, as did goop, and nerd from a book by Dr. Seuss. Coinages are often contested, controversy swirling around such terms as gonzo, mojo, and booty call. Keyes considers all contenders, while also leading us through the fray between new word partisans, and those who resist them strenuously. He concludes with advice about how to make your own successful coinage. The Hidden History of Coined Words will appeal not just to word mavens but history buffs, trivia contesters, and anyone who loves the immersive power of language.

Famous Stutterers

Famous Stutterers
Twelve Inspiring People Who Achieved Great Things while Struggling with an Impediment

by Gerald R. McDermott

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2016-10-12
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 1498282296
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Moses, Aristotle, Civil War hero Joshua Chamberlain, King George VI, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, distinguished historian Peter Brown, TV journalist John Stossel, Senator's wife Annie Glenn, ABC correspondent Byron Pitts, novelist John Updike. For all of these accomplished persons, stuttering was an enormous difficulty. None had a sure-fire remedy. Most had to blunder and stumble through. The persistence and courage they displayed tells us that there might be ways we too can survive and achieve--despite our own difficulties.

Literature Connections to World History, 7-12

Literature Connections to World History, 7-12
Resources to Enhance and Entice

by Lynda G. Adamson

  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 511
  • ISBN : 1563085054
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides annotated entries for historical fiction titles, biographies, and multimedia items

The Last Lion, Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of glory, 1874-1932. The lion at bay ; Land of hope and glory ; Headwaters, 1874-1895 ; Stream, 1895-1901 ; River, 1901-1914 ; Cataract, 1914-1918 ; Oxbow, 1918-1932

The Last Lion, Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of glory, 1874-1932. The lion at bay ; Land of hope and glory ; Headwaters, 1874-1895 ; Stream, 1895-1901 ; River, 1901-1914 ; Cataract, 1914-1918 ; Oxbow, 1918-1932
A Book

by William Manchester

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Details the life of a man whose ambitions and abilities made him one of the world's most powerful leaders at a time of crisis.

The British herald, or Cabinet of armorial bearings of the nobility & gentry of Great Britain & Ireland

The British herald, or Cabinet of armorial bearings of the nobility & gentry of Great Britain & Ireland
A Book

by Thomas Robson (engraver.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1830
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver
A Terrific Life

by Bill Madden

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2020-11-24
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1982136219
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An authoritative, “must-read” (Keith Hernandez) biography of Hall of Fame pitching legend Tom Seaver, still the greatest player ever to wear a Mets jersey, by a journalist who knew him well. He was called Tom Terrific for a reason. Tom Seaver is “among the greatest pitchers of all time” (Bob Costas). He is one of only two pitchers with 300 wins, 3,000 strikeouts, and an ERA under 3.00. He was a three-time Cy Young award winner, twelve-time All Star, and was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame with the highest percentage ever at the time. Popular among players and fans, Seaver was fiercely competitive but always put team success ahead of personal glory. Born in Fresno, California, Seaver signed with the New York Mets in 1967, leading them to their stunning 1969 World Series victory. After a legendarily lopsided trade, he joined the Cincinnati Reds, then later played for the White Sox and the Red Sox before ending his career following the 1986 season. After his playing days, Seaver retired back to California to establish a successful vineyard. The in 2013, a recurrence of Lyme disease severely affected his memory, which Madden was the first to report. In 2019, Seaver’s family announced that he had been diagnosed with dementia and was withdrawing from public life. Tom Seaver died on August 31, 2021. Madden began following Seaver’s career in the 1980s. Seaver came to trust Madden so completely that, eager to return to New York from Chicago, he asked Madden to explore a possible trade to the Yankees which never materialized. Drawing in part on their long relationship, Madden “has crafted a biography as terrific as the subject” (Jane Leavy, New York Times bestselling author of Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy).

Before Chappaquiddick

Before Chappaquiddick
The Untold Story of Mary Jo Kopechne and the Kennedy Brothers

by William C. Kashatus

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2020-06
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1640122699
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"'Before Chappaquiddick' is the story of Mary Jo Kopechne, a twenty-eight-year-old secretary who worked for Robert F. Kennedy and later Ted Kennedy"--

The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales

The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales
Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time

by Bernard Burke

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 1185
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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