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  • Published: 5 May 2000
  • ISBN: 9780712667258
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 1088
  • RRP: $85.00

Churchill

A Life




The definitive biography of Winston Churchill.

This edition of the highly acclaimed one-volume CHURCHILL: A LIFE, is the story of adventure. It follows Winston Churchill from his earliest days to his moments of triumph. Here, the drama and excitement of his story are ever-present, as are his tremendous qualities in peace and war, not least as an orator and as a man of vision. Martin Gilbert gives us a vivid portrait, using Churchill's most personal letters and the recollections of his contemporaries, both friends and enemies, to go behind the scenes of some of the stormiest and most fascinating political events of our time, dominated by two world wars, and culminating in the era of the Iron Curtain and the hydrogen bomb.

  • Pub date: 5 May 2000
  • ISBN: 9780712667258
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 1088
  • RRP: $85.00

About the Author

Martin Gilbert

Sir Martin Gilbert was Winston Churchill's official biographer, and one of Britain's leading historians. His The Holocaust: The Jewish Tragedy is considered the classic work on the subject, and he is the author of more than sixty other books, including Churchill: A Life, First World War, Second World War, Israel: A History, A History of the Twentieth Century, The Righteous, Auschwitz and the Allies and Jerusalem in the 20th Century.

Martin Gilbert died in February 2015.

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Praise for Churchill

“A stupendous book. He has told the truth.”

A.J.P.Taylor

“One of the greatest histories of our time.”

Margaret Thatcher

“By far the most lucid, comprehensive and authoritative account of Churchill that has been offered in a single volume.”

Philip Ziegler, Daily Telegraph


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