Churchill's empire: [the world that made him and the world he made]

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A charmer and a bully, Winston Churchill was driven by a belief that the English were a superior race whose goals went beyond individual interests to offer an enduring good to the entire world. No better example exists than Churchill's resolve to stand alone against a more powerful Hitler in 1940 while the world's democracies fell to their knees. But there is also the Churchill who frequently inveighed against human rights, nationalism, and constitutional progress-the imperialist who could celebrate racism and believed India was unsuited to democracy. Drawing on newly released documents and an uncanny ability to separate the facts from the overblown reputation (by mid-career Churchill had become a global brand), Richard Toye provides the first comprehensive analysis of Churchill's relationship with the empire. Instead of locating Churchill's position on a simple left/right spectrum, Toye demonstrates how the statesman evolved and challenges the listener to understand his need to reconcile the demands of conscience with those of political conformity.
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author2-role , "Churchill's image is as an imperial die-hard, implacably opposed to colonial freedom. However, his relationship to Empire is far more complex and ambiguous. Written by the acclaimed young historian Richard Toye, this absorbing book is the first to provide a comprehensive account of Churchill's lifelong involvement with Empire, from his childhood schooldays to his final premiership in the 1950s. Combining a lightness of touch and surprising detail with expert and insightful hypotheses, and drawing upon a wealth of published and unpublished evidence - from private diaries to African war poetry - Churchill's Empire provides a vivid and dynamic account of a remarkable man and an extraordinary era."--Publisher's description., (OCoLC)639157647, 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 30 min.)) :digital., 11 sound discs (810 min.) :digital ;4 3/4 in., 11023004Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 941.084092, 133000, 799941, 1400118719, 1400198712 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 33021014120163acdnfCD BIOGRAPH CHURCHILLbr930547cd, 941.084092B, 9781400118717, 9781400198719 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), A charmer and a bully, Winston Churchill was driven by a belief that the English were a superior race whose goals went beyond individual interests to offer an enduring good to the entire world. No better example exists than Churchill's resolve to stand alone against a more powerful Hitler in 1940 while the world's democracies fell to their knees. But there is also the Churchill who frequently inveighed against human rights, nationalism, and constitutional progress-the imperialist who could celebrate racism and believed India was unsuited to democracy. Drawing on newly released documents and an uncanny ability to separate the facts from the overblown reputation (by mid-career Churchill had become a global brand), Richard Toye provides the first comprehensive analysis of Churchill's relationship with the empire. Instead of locating Churchill's position on a simple left/right spectrum, Toye demonstrates how the statesman evolved and challenges the listener to understand his need to reconcile the demands of conscience with those of political conformity., Audiobooks., BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State, BTCTAengBTCTAKNJWIM, CD BIOGRAPH CHURCHILL, Churchill's empire :[the world that made him and the world he made]Richard Toye., Churchill's empire[the world that made him and the world he made] /Richard Toye., Churchill, Winston,1874-1965., Compact disc., DA566.9.C5T66 2010, Digital content provided by hoopla., Great Britain, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / General., MWT11023004, Made available through hoopla, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., Page, Michael, Prime ministers, Read by Michael Page., Subtitle from container., Toye, Richard,1973-, Unabridged., [Old Saybrook, CT] :Tantor Media Inc,cp2010., [United States]:Tantor Audio ,2010., computerc, data file, digital, e-uk---, eAudiobook hoopla, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/ttm_9781400198719_180.jpeg, online resourcecr, spoken wordspw
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title_full Churchill's empire : [the world that made him and the world he made] [electronic resource] / Richard Toye, Churchill's empire [sound recording] : [the world that made him and the world he made] / Richard Toye
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title_sub [the world that made him and the world he made]
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