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Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill

A Brief Account of A Long Life
Rubin, Gretchen Craft (Book - 2003)
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Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the British cavalry's last great charge and inventor of the tank--Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940 and set the standard for leading a democracy at war. Like no other portrait of its famous subject,Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchillis a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction, and an investigation of the contradictions and complexities that haunt biography. Gretchen Craft Rubin gives readers, in a single volume, the kind of rounded view usually gained only by reading dozens of conventional biographies. With penetrating insight and vivid anecdotes, Rubin makes Churchill accessible and meaningful to twenty-first-century readers with forty contrasting views of the man: he was an alcoholic, he was not; he was an anachronism, he was a visionary; he was a racist, he was a humanitarian; he was the most quotable man in the history of the English language, he was a bore. In crisp, energetic language, Rubin creates a new form for presenting a great figure of history--and brings to full realization the depiction of a man too fabulous for any novelist to construct, too complicated for even the longest narrative to describe, and too valuable ever to be forgotten.
Authors: Rubin, Gretchen Craft
Title: Forty ways to look at Winston Churchill
a brief account of a long life
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: x, 307 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 0345450477
Branch Call Number: 921 Churc
Statement of Responsibility: Gretchen Rubin
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
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