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Warlord

A Life of Churchill at War, 1874-1945

Warlord - D'este, Carlo - ISBN: 9780713997538
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Levertijd: 5 tot 6 werkdagen
Bindwijze: Boek, Gebonden (30-03-2009)
Genre: Biografieën
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Beschrijving

Carlo D'Este's startlingly fresh biography examines Winston Churchill through the prism of this military service as both a soldier and commander. A descendant of the great Duke of Marlborough who, despite never having himself risen above the rank of lieutenant colonel, came eventually at age 65 to direct Britain's military campaigns during the defining conflict of the twentieth century.

Even though Churchill became one of the towering political leaders of the century, his childhood ambition was to be a soldier. Using extensive untapped archival materials, D'Este reveals important and previously untold observations from many of those who surrounded Churchill, and also explores Churchill's strategy behind the major military campaigns of World War II (both his dazzling successes and distastrous failures) and tumultous relationships with his generals.

Warlord gives us many new insights into the Greatest Briton, and even those who think they know his career well will find much new information as well as many new perspectives here.

Details

Titel: Warlord
auteur: D'este, Carlo
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Gebonden
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 960
Uitgever: PENGUIN UK
Publicatiedatum: 2009-03-30
NUR: Biografieën
Gewicht: 1554 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780713997538
Intern nummer: 10133949

Biografie (woord)

Carlo D'Este is a retired US Army lieutenant colonel and a distinguished military historian. His first book, Decision in Normandy, established him 'at a stroke as a major military historian' (Max Hastings) and was followed by a series of ground-breaking studies, now recognized as the definitive books on their subjects, including Bitter Victory: the Battle for Sicily 1943 and Fatal Decision: Anzio and the Battle for Rome. He has also written highly acclaimed biographies: Patton: A Genius for War and Eisenhower: Allied Supreme Commander. He lives in Massachusetts.

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