Young Titan: The Making Of Winston Churchill (Hardback)
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Young Titan: The Making Of Winston Churchill (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 14/03/2013
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Most people today think of Winston Churchill as simply the wartime British bulldog - a jowly, cigar-chomping old fighter demanding blood, sweat and tears from his nation. But the well-known story of the elder statesman has overshadowed an earlier part of his life that is no less fascinating, and that has never before been fully told. It is a tale of romance, ambition, intrigue and glamour in Edwardian London, when the city was the centre of the world, and when its best and brightest were dazzled by the meteoric rise to power of a young politician with a famous name and a long aristocratic background.

Winston Churchill gave his maiden speech in Parliament at the very beginning of King Edward VII's reign in 1901 when he was only 26. By the time the guns of August 1914 swept away the Edwardian idyll, he was First Lord of the Admiralty - the civilian head of the largest navy in the world. In the intervening years, he often cut a dashing figure, romancing several society beauties, tangling with some of the most powerful political figures of his time, championing major social reforms, becoming one of the leading orators of the day, publishing six books, supervising an armed assault on anarchists, and working harder perhaps than anyone else to prepare his nation for war.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471113222
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 31 mm


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""Young Titan" gives us an exciting, needed look at Winston Churchill in his years as a Liberal. Breaking with the Conservatives, he battled for better working conditions, for unemployment insurance, for improvements in education. He waged a two-front war: against the Tories on the right, the socialists on the left. It is the young Churchill at his best, a great foretelling of what was to come when Britain and the world needed him most."--Chris Matthews, author of "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero" and anchor of MSNBC's "Hardball "
"Michael Shelden has done the nigh-impossible: he has found original things to say about the man Isaiah Berlin called 'the largest human being of our time'--Winston Churchill. In this entertaining and deeply researched book, Shelden paints a memorable portrait of the young Churchill's life and loves."--Jon Meacham, author of "American Lion"
"For history buffs, Winston Churchill is the gift that keeps on giving, and in "Young Titan" Michael Shelden has given us the gift of Churchill's fascinating formative years. It's all here--the boy wonder, adventurer, romantic, orator, and eloquent man in the arena. I didn't want it to end."--Tom Brokaw, author of "The Greatest Generation"

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