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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subject_facet Audiobooks, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State, Churchill, Winston, -- 1874-1965, Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 20th century, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / General, Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography
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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
title_short Churchill's empire :
title_sub [the world that made him and the world he made]
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