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Churchill's Last Stand: The Struggle to Unite Europe

Churchill's Last Stand: The Struggle to Unite Europe
Felix Klos

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After the Second World War, with much of Europe in ruins, the victorious Winston Churchill swore to build a peace across Europe that would last a generation.Fighting against the new 'Iron Curtain' which had fallen across the world, and battling the personal disappointment of losing the 1945 election in Britain, Churchill dedicated the rest of his life to forging a united Europe. This book, based in part on new evidence, reveals his vision: Britain as a leading member of the European family. Through Churchill's own private papers, Felix Klos unveils Churchill's personal battle to regain his place in world affairs, his confidential conversations with European leaders and the thinking and preparation behind some of his most powerful speeches. A beautifully written history of Europe after the war, and a new glimpse at one of its greatest statesmen.

Author Info

Felix Klos is an historian who has had access to unpublished Churchill papers and archives. He undertook his research at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and at Churchill's family home, Chartwell.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781784538132
Publication Date: 01 Nov 2017
Number of Pages: 288
Height: 216
Width: 135

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