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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill is known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War Two. He served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer and artist. To date, he is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the second person to be recognized as an Honorary Citizen of the United States. During his army career, Churchill saw military action in India, the Sudan and the Second Boer War. He gained fame and notoriety as a war correspondent and through contemporary books he wrote describing the campaigns. He also served briefly in the British Army on the Western Front in World War One, commanding the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. At the forefront of the political scene for almost fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. After losing the 1945 election, he became Leader of the Opposition. In 1951 he again became Prime Minister, before finally retiring in 1955. Upon his death, the Queen granted him the honor of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of statesmen in the world.This unique images title contains many rare and unpublished photographs of Churchill throughout his military and political career.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Andrew Norman
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Release: 2012-07-19
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781781598061

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About the Author: John Scadding is Honorary Consultant Neurologist Emeritus to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, and was formerly also its Medical Director and Chairman of its Medical Committee. He was Academic Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is Chairman of the Independent Medical Expert Group at the Ministry of Defence and formerly Vice-Chairman of its Research Ethics Committee.

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Author: Allister Vale, John Scadding AND Randolph Churchill
Publisher: Frontline Books
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File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781526789501

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Winston Churchill, indispensable when liberty was in peril, died in 1965. Yet he is still accused of numerous sins, from alcoholism and racism to misogyny and warmongering. On the Internet, he simmers in a stew of imagined misdeeds--using poison gas, firebombing Dresden, causing the Bengal famine, and so on. Drawing on the author's fifty years of research and writing on Churchill, this book uncovers scores of myths surrounding him--the popular and the obscure--to reveal what he really said and did about many issues. Churchill had two personas--one that thought deeply about the nature of humanity, and one that helped solve seemingly intractable problems. In his many decades in public life, he made mistakes, but his faults were well eclipsed by his virtues.

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Genre: History
Author: Richard M. Langworth
Publisher: McFarland
Release: 2017-03-29
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476628783

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Churchill is today remembered as a great leader, a war hero, a literary heavyweight and a renowned wit. This incarnation of Churchill is the latest in a long-evolving identity, which at various times has sustained his power, enhanced his popularity and enabled him to personify aspects of British national identity. Indeed Churchill was more aware than most of the performative power of his public life. He lived in an age of the illustrated mass-produced newspaper, with its cartoons and 'Kodak-snappers'. He was well-known for his readiness to appear in uniform for photo opportunities during the Second World War and he not only wrote about the art of political caricature, but collected cartoons of himself, his allies and opponents. In this heavily-illustrated book, Jonathan Black considers the changing image of Churchill in visual art, from cartoons and paintings to photographs and sculptures. He asks how and why his image developed right up to the present day and examines the extent to which Churchill was complicit in its production.

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Genre: History
Author: Jonathan Black
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2017-03-23
File: 312 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781472592415

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Jane Austen is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in the English literary canon. This book presents a fresh account of her life, and proposes that she and her sister Cassandra fell out over a young clergyman, who the author identifies. It also suggests that, along with the Addison's disease that killed her, Jane Austen suffered from TB.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Andrew Norman
Publisher: The History Press
Release: 2010-12-26
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780752462486

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Thomas Hardy was shy to a fault. He surrounded his house, Max Gate, with a dense curtain of trees, shunned publicity and investigative reporters, and when visitors arrived unexpectedly he slipped quietly out of the back door in order to avoid them. Furthermore, following the death of his first wife Emma, he burnt, page by page, a book-length manuscript of hers entitled What I think of my husband, together with letters, notebooks and diaries - both his and hers. This behaviour or Hardy's therefore begs the question: did he have something to hide, and if so, did this 'something' relate to his relationship with Emma? 'Thomas Hardy: Behind the Mask' pierces the veil of secrecy which Hardy deliberately drew over this life, to find out why his life was so filled with anguish, and to discover how this led to the creation of some of the finese novels and poems in the English language.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Andrew Norman
Publisher: The History Press
Release: 2011-11-03
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780752463070

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An intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us, and living with obsessive compulsive disorder Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building or steer your car into oncoming traffic? You are not alone. In this captivating fusion of science, history, and personal memoir, David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind, and how they drive millions of us toward obsession and compulsion. Adam, an editor at Nature and an accomplished science writer, has suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn't Stop is his unflinchingly honest attempt to understand the condition and his experiences. What might lead an Ethiopian schoolgirl to eat a wall of her house, piece by piece, or a pair of brothers to die beneath an avalanche of household junk that they had compulsively hoarded? At what point does a harmless idea, a snowflake in a clear summer sky, become a blinding blizzard of unwanted thoughts? Drawing on the latest research on the brain, as well as historical accounts of patients and their treatments, this is a book that will challenge the way you think about what is normal and what is mental illness. Told with fierce clarity, humor, and urgent lyricism, this extraordinary book is both the haunting story of a personal nightmare and a fascinating doorway into the darkest corners of our minds.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: David Adam
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Release: 2015-01-20
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780374710514

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale comes an intoxicating novel of love and redemption during a time of war. Summer 1941. Young Adelia Montforte flees fascist Italy for America, where she is whisked away to the shore by her well-meaning aunt and uncle. Here, she meets and falls for Charlie Connally, the eldest of the four Irish-Catholic boys next door. But all hopes for a future together are soon throttled by the war and a tragedy that hits much closer to home. Grief-stricken, Addie flees—first to Washington and then to war-torn London—and finds a position at a prestigious newspaper, as well as a chance to redeem lost time, lost family…and lost love. But the past always nips at her heels, demanding to be reckoned with. And in a final, fateful choice, Addie discovers that the way home may be a path she never suspected. Originally published in 2015.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publisher: MIRA
Release: 2018-08-13
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781488049781

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In the year 1900, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was at the height of his success. A qualified doctor, he was the creator of master detective "Sherlock Holmes". In 1916, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle declared that he believed in spiritualism, and he also professed to believe in fairies. This work traces the story of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles strange beliefs.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Andrew Norman
Publisher: The History Press
Release: 2010-12-26
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780752462530

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Genre: Libraries
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Release: 1967-10
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X004135811

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