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Sir Winston Churchill is often referred to as the greatest Briton and is certainly one of the most important and central figures of the 20th century. Containing both his many pitfalls and triumphs, this graphic biography follows Churchill’s upbringing, through his military exploits (many prior to World War I) and beyond. Best known for his role in World War II, this presents the Prime Minister’s part and how it turned him into a political icon. But he begins as a young cavalryman in India in 1897--nearly losing his life there but for his skill and bravery.
Leading Churchill historian Andrew Roberts contributes additional insight in the foreword and historian François Kersaudy provides a new English-language introduction to provide greater background and supplementary knowledge.
Churchill is a unique depiction of the life of Winston Churchill that places his story in the context of the times while enabling the reader to truly visualize the key moments in his life and career. If you would like to read a very accessible and well-done graphic novel story of Churchill, this is for you. I've just gotten through the introduction so far (which is filled with cool original pictures of him as a child, as a young cadet, as a prisoner in the Boer war, as an officer in World War I, etc). It's impressive in itself.
And surprise! This was actually first published in France, and is newly translated here by the prestigious Naval Institute (Dead Reckoning), whose other works include the superlative Night Witches, Men at Sea, Don Winslow, Stalingrad, Katusha, Smedley, and Once Upon a Time in France...just about every one highly recommended.
- Additional Information
Item Code CHURGB Publisher Dead Reckoning Publish Date 2020 ISBN 9781682475287 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 120pg Color Full Color
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