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The Resource Churchill's empire : the world that made him and the world he made, Richard Toye

Churchill's empire : the world that made him and the world he made, Richard Toye

Label
Churchill's empire : the world that made him and the world he made
Title
Churchill's empire
Title remainder
the world that made him and the world he made
Statement of responsibility
Richard Toye
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A charmer and a bully, Winston Churchill was driven by a belief that the English were a superior race, whose goals went beyond individual interests to offer an enduring good to the entire world. No better example exists than Churchill's resolve to stand alone against a more powerful Hitler in 1940 while the world's democracies fell to their knees. But there is also the Churchill who frequently inveighed against human rights, nationalism, and constitutional progress--the imperialist who could celebrate racism and believed India was unsuited to democracy. Drawing on newly released documents and an uncanny ability to separate the facts from the overblown reputation (by midcareer Churchill had become a global brand), Richard Toye provides the first comprehensive analysis of Churchill's relationship with the empire. Instead of locating Churchill's position on a simple left/right spectrum, Toye demonstrates how the statesman evolved and challenges the reader to understand Churchill's need to reconcile the demands of conscience with those of political conformity"--Cover, p. 2
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toye, Richard
Dewey number
  • 941.084092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
T66 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
Label
Churchill's empire : the world that made him and the world he made, Richard Toye
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A John Macrae book."
  • "Originally published in Great Britain in 2010 by Pan Macmillan"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (p. [317]-407) and index
Contents
Learning to think imperially, 1874-1897 -- Jolly little wars against barbarous peoples, 1897-1899 -- A convenient way of seeing the empire, 1899-1901 -- That wild Winston, 1901-1908 -- The fate of an empire, 1908-1922 -- Diehard, 1922-2939 -- Undismayed against disaster, 1939-1942 -- Hands off the British Empire, 1942-1945 -- Once magnificent and still considerable, 1945-1955 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn468976471
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 423 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805087956
Lccn
2010001427
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Churchill's empire : the world that made him and the world he made, Richard Toye
Publication
Note
  • "A John Macrae book."
  • "Originally published in Great Britain in 2010 by Pan Macmillan"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (p. [317]-407) and index
Contents
Learning to think imperially, 1874-1897 -- Jolly little wars against barbarous peoples, 1897-1899 -- A convenient way of seeing the empire, 1899-1901 -- That wild Winston, 1901-1908 -- The fate of an empire, 1908-1922 -- Diehard, 1922-2939 -- Undismayed against disaster, 1939-1942 -- Hands off the British Empire, 1942-1945 -- Once magnificent and still considerable, 1945-1955 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn468976471
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 423 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780805087956
Lccn
2010001427
Other physical details
ill.

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