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Warlord : a life of Winston Churchill at war, 1874-1945 / Carlo D'Este.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: DA566.9.C5 D47 2008

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    Summary
    A biography of Winston Churchill's astonishing military career from his youth through World War II.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    D'Este, Carlo, 1936-
    Published
    New York : Harper, c2008
    Locale
    Great Britain
    Edition
    1st ed
    Contents
    Prologue : May 10, 1940
    Toy soldiers
    "A barren and unhappy period of my life"
    Sandhurst
    A young man on the make: the Fourth Queen's Own Hussars
    The jewel of empire: India, 1896-1897
    A taste of war: the North-West Frontier, 1897
    Soldier of fortune
    Omdurman
    David versus Goliath
    The Boer War
    The great escapade
    "The red gleam of war"
    Lessons learned
    Star bright
    The odd couple
    "Alarm bells throughout Europe"
    First lord of the admiralty
    Lighting the bonfire
    The architect of war
    Churchill's private army
    "Damn the Dardanelles! They will be our grave"
    The reckoning
    Penance
    "In Flanders fields"
    "Winston's folly"
    "A hopelessly obsolete, old-fashioned warrior"
    The shame of Munich
    "Bring back Churchill"
    "Winston is back"
    Warlord in waiting
    The Norway debacle
    The loneliest man in Britain
    "Action this day"
    Minister of defense
    The central war room
    Disaster in Flanders fields
    Deliverance
    "Don't give way to fear"
    "What a summer to waste on war"
    "Set Europe ablaze"
    London burning
    Wavell on the hot seat
    The president and the "former naval person"
    Mediterranean misadventures
    Disaster in Crete
    - The endless desert war
    "Colonel shrapnel"
    Chickens roosting in the Far East
    The quest for generalship
    Getting it right
    Alamein: the turning point
    Ike
    Torch and Casablanca
    Down the garden path
    Amid the ruins of Carthage
    The strategic air campaign
    Stranding the whale
    Overlord at last
    Summer of discontent
    Victory
    Postscript
    Epilogue : The last farewell
    a look back.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [795]-807) and index.
    Prologue : May 10, 1940 -- Toy soldiers -- "A barren and unhappy period of my life" -- Sandhurst -- A young man on the make: the Fourth Queen's Own Hussars -- The jewel of empire: India, 1896-1897 -- A taste of war: the North-West Frontier, 1897 -- Soldier of fortune -- Omdurman -- David versus Goliath -- The Boer War -- The great escapade -- "The red gleam of war" -- Lessons learned -- Star bright -- The odd couple -- "Alarm bells throughout Europe" -- First lord of the admiralty -- Lighting the bonfire -- The architect of war -- Churchill's private army -- "Damn the Dardanelles! They will be our grave" -- The reckoning -- Penance -- "In Flanders fields" -- "Winston's folly" -- "A hopelessly obsolete, old-fashioned warrior" -- The shame of Munich -- "Bring back Churchill" -- "Winston is back" -- Warlord in waiting -- The Norway debacle -- The loneliest man in Britain -- "Action this day" -- Minister of defense -- The central war room -- Disaster in Flanders fields -- Deliverance -- "Don't give way to fear" -- "What a summer to waste on war" -- "Set Europe ablaze" -- London burning -- Wavell on the hot seat -- The president and the "former naval person" -- Mediterranean misadventures -- Disaster in Crete --- The endless desert war -- "Colonel shrapnel" -- Chickens roosting in the Far East -- The quest for generalship -- Getting it right -- Alamein: the turning point -- Ike -- Torch and Casablanca -- Down the garden path -- Amid the ruins of Carthage -- The strategic air campaign -- Stranding the whale -- Overlord at last -- Summer of discontent -- Victory -- Postscript -- Epilogue : The last farewell--a look back.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780060575731
    0060575735 (acid-free paper)
    Physical Description
    xvi, 845 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

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