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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932

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“Absolutely magnificent . . . a delight to read . . . one of those books you devour line by line and word
by word and finally hate to see end.”—Russell Baker


“Manchester has read further, thought harder, and told with considerable verve what is mesmerizing in [Churchill’s]
drama. . . . One cannot do better than this book.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“An altogether absorbing popular biography . . . The heroic Churchill is in these pages, but so is the little boy
writing forlorn letters to the father who all but ignored him.”—People

“Superb . . . [Manchester] pulls together the multitudinous facets of one of the richest lives ever to be chronicled. .
. . Churchill and Manchester were clearly made for each other.”—Chicago Tribune

“A vivid, thoroughly detailed biography of the Winston Churchill nobody knows.”—Boston Herald

“Adds a grand dimension . . . rich in historical and social contexts.”—Time

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About the Author

William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and renowned biographer. In addition to the
three volumes of The Last Lion, his books include Goodbye, Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream,
The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, and The Death of a President, as well as assorted works of journalism. He was
awarded the National Humanities Medal and the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award. He passed away in 2004.

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