WINSTON CHURCHILL AND THE STORY OF TWO WARS by Olivia Coolidge

WINSTON CHURCHILL AND THE STORY OF TWO WARS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here is an eminently readable and colorful biography of Britain's greatest contemporary statesman. Thoroughly admiring in her approach to Churchill, Olivia Coolidge stresses his phenomenal verbal facility, his brilliance, and his enthusiasm. There is irony in her accounts of Churchill frequently being accused by his peers as being stupid, a war-monger, trouble maker, and ""old fashioned politician"". And in her account of the man as he served in three wars--the Boer War, World War I and II-- there is eloquent repudiation of these epithets. In the mushrooming Churchill legend, here, is a colorful contribution which should appeal to all students of twentieth century history. This is a young adult title.

Pub Date: Sept. 14th, 1960
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin