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The Resource The Churchill factor : how one man made history, Boris Johnson, (electronic resource)

The Churchill factor : how one man made history, Boris Johnson, (electronic resource)

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The Churchill factor : how one man made history
Title
The Churchill factor
Title remainder
how one man made history
Statement of responsibility
Boris Johnson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From London's inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill's eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own. On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays--with characteristic wit and passion--a man of contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the king to stay out of action on D-Day; he pioneered aerial bombing and few could match his experience in organizing violence on a colossal scale, yet he hated war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was the most famous journalist of his time and perhaps the greatest orator of all time, despite a lisp and chronic depression he kept at bay by painting. His maneuvering positioned America for entry into World War II, even as it ushered in England's post-war decline. His openmindedness made him a trailblazer in health care, education, and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. Most of all, he was a rebuttal to the idea that history is the story of vast and impersonal forces; he is proof that one person--intrepid, ingenious, determined--can make all the difference
Summary
The mayor of London and former Spectator editor challenges popular misconceptions to assess Churchill's enduring influence on the world, discussing the many contradictions of his life and his considerable political and military achievements
Pace
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10386441
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
941.084092
Index
index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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how one man made history
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The Churchill factor : how one man made history, Boris Johnson, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780698155565
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unknown
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fea16cf5-3ee1-4762-8519-c4cce75ed1aa
Publisher number
EB00393998
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • 1977517
  • (OCoLC)883335102
  • (OCoLC)ocn883335102
  • 1977517
Label
The Churchill factor : how one man made history, Boris Johnson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698155565
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fea16cf5-3ee1-4762-8519-c4cce75ed1aa
Publisher number
EB00393998
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 1977517
  • (OCoLC)883335102
  • (OCoLC)ocn883335102
  • 1977517

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