"WINSTON CHURCHILL: Soldier, Statesman, Artist" by John B. Severance
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"WINSTON CHURCHILL: Soldier, Statesman, Artist"

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An extraordinary biography of a fascinating, larger-than-life man; Severance's first book is a carefully organized, inclusive, balanced, and affectionate portrait of a man whose public life stretched over half a century. All the highs and lows--personal and political--of Churchill's life are covered, sometimes through the judicious use of his own voluminous writings and extensive correspondence. The subtitle, ""Soldier, Statesman, Artist,"" is given credence through ample documentation, as is his enduring relationship with his wife; a section of ""Winston's Wit"" establishes Churchill's continuing quotability. A crisp, open design features well-chosen, effectively placed black-and-white photographs that make this very readable work even more accessible.

Pub Date: March 18th, 1996
ISBN: 0395698537
Page count: 144pp
Publisher: Clarion