Winston Churchill was the British Prime Minster during the Second World War. Known in particular for his role in the Allied victory over Nazi Germany, Churchill was a respected politician who is considered to be one of the greatest British leaders of the 20th century. However, a lesser-known fact is that Churchill was also a historian and a writer, and left a significant mark on literature. In just 50 minutes, you will learn about Churchill’s two terms as Prime Minister and his inspirational leadership at a time when Hitler’s army had overrun most of Europe.
This straightforward and informative book provides a thorough discussion of the key moments in Churchill’s illustrious political career, including his time as First Lord of the Admiralty, his leadership during the Second World War and his re-election in 1951. It also features a full biography, a valuable introduction to the political, social and economic context and an evaluation of the impact of his government, giving you all the essential information about this winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
About Winston Churchill
Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on 30 November 1874 in Blenheim Palace to an American mother and an aristocratic father. He joined the Army when he was 15 and was elected Conservative MP for Oldham in 1900, although he became a liberal in 1904. It took him little time to shoot up through the ranks, becoming the youngest Cabinet member in half a century at the age of 33 before going on to become Home Secretary in 1910. He introduced bills which brought about the minimum wage and financial assistance for the unemployed.
This clear and accessible 43-page book is structured as follows:
- Introduction to Winston Churchill
- Biography of Winston Churchill
- The predetermined path of a young aristocrat
- The beginning of a long political career
- Personal life
- The disastrous Dardanelles expedition
- The interwar years and Churchill’s return to politics
- The Second World War: the peak of Churchill’s career
- Postwar period and decline
- The English political system
- The end of aristocratic England
- The end of British imperialism
- The character of a fighter
- A courageous war correspondent
- A Prime Minister in the storm
- A prolific author
- Impact of Churchill’s government
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