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Winston Churchill in the Twenty First Century

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David Cannadine, Roland Quinault, Paul Addison, David Reynolds, Chris Wrigley, Stuart Ball, David Carleton, John Charmley, John W. Young, Peter Hennessy, Tony Benn, Lord Carrington, Lord Deedes, Mary Soames
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  • Date Published: December 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521845908

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  • For many people throughout the English-speaking world and beyond, Winston Churchill was the greatest statesman of the twentieth century: the saviour of his country and a staunch defender of democracy in the face of totalitarianism. By writing history, as well as by making it, Churchill influenced our whole view of the twentieth century and his role in it. But how does he look now, in a new century, with a different agenda and when few can remember him? This book confronts and addresses this question; partly by including the reminiscences and recollections of four people who still vividly remember Churchill (Tony Benn, Lord Carrington, Lord Deedes and Lady Soames); but primarily by bringing together a group of historians (David Cannadine, Roland Quinault, Paul Addison, Chris Wrigley, Stuart Ball, David Reynolds, John Charmley, David Carlton, John W. Young and Peter Hennessy), who explore the complexities and ambiguities of this extraordinary man.

    • Assesses Churchill's standing in the twenty-first century
    • Offers a unique combination of history and recollections
    • Brings together articles from some of the most distinguished historians writing on Churchill today including reminiscences from major political figures who knew Churchill personally
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    • Date Published: December 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521845908
    • length: 262 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Prologue: Churchill from memory to history David Cannadine
    1. Churchill's three careers Paul Addison
    2. Churchill and democracy Roland Quinault
    3. Churchill and the trade unions Chris Wrigley
    4. Churchill and the Conservative Party Stuart Ball
    5. Churchill and the British monarchy David Cannadine
    6. Churchill and The Gathering Storm David Reynolds
    7. Churchill and the American alliance John Charmley
    8. Churchill and the two 'evil empires' David Carleton
    9. Churchill and the East-West détente John W. Young
    10. Churchill and the Premiership Peter Hennessy
    Epilogue. Churchill remembered Tony Benn, Lord Carrington, Lord Deedes and Lady Soames.

  • Editors

    David Cannadine, University of London
    David Cannadine is the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, and is one of Britain's foremost historians.

    Roland Quinault, London Metropolitan University
    Roland Quinault is a reader in history at London Metropolitan University.

    Contributors

    David Cannadine, Roland Quinault, Paul Addison, David Reynolds, Chris Wrigley, Stuart Ball, David Carleton, John Charmley, John W. Young, Peter Hennessy, Tony Benn, Lord Carrington, Lord Deedes, Mary Soames

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