Churchill and empire : a portrait of an imperialist
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New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
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First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
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viii, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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MCPLD Central Non-Fiction
Biography CHURCHIL Winston
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One of our finest narrative historians, Lawrence James has written a genuinely new biography of Winston Churchill, one focusing solely on his relationship with the British Empire. As a young army officer in the late nineteenth century serving in conflicts in India, South Africa, and the Sudan, his attitude toward the Empire was the Victorian paternalistic approach--at once responsible and superior.Conscious even then of his political career ahead, Churchill found himself reluctantly supporting British atrocities and held what many would regard today as prejudiced views, in that he felt that some nationalities were superior to others, his (some might say obsequious) relationship with America reflected that view.This outmoded attitude was one of the reasons the British voters rejected him after a Second World War in which he had led the country brilliantly. His attitude remained decidedly old-fashioned in a world that was shaping up very differently. This ground-breaking volume reveals the many facets of Churchill's personality: a visionary leader with a truly Victorian attitude toward the British Empire.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-408) and index.
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"Narrative historian Lawrence James has written a genuinely new biography of Winston Churchill, one focusing solely on his contradictory relationship with the British Empire. As a young army officer in the late nineteenth century serving in conflicts in India, South Africa, and the Sudan, his attitude toward the Empire was the Victorian paternalistic approach--at once responsible and superior. Conscious even then of his political career ahead, Churchill found himself reluctantly supporting British atrocities and held what many would regard today as prejudiced views, in that he felt that some nationalities were superior to others. His (some might say obsequious) relationship with America reflected that view: America was a former colony where the natives had become worthy to rule themselves, but--he felt--still had that connection to Britain. This outmoded attitude was one of the reasons the British voters rejected him after leading the country brilliantly in the Second World War. His attitude remained decidedly old-fashioned, truly Victorian, in a world that was shaping up very differently."--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

James, L. (2014). Churchill and empire: a portrait of an imperialist. First Pegasus Books hardcover edition. New York: Pegasus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

James, Lawrence, 1943-. 2014. Churchill and Empire: A Portrait of an Imperialist. New York: Pegasus Books.

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James, Lawrence, 1943-, Churchill and Empire: A Portrait of an Imperialist. New York: Pegasus Books, 2014.

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James, Lawrence. Churchill and Empire: A Portrait of an Imperialist. First Pegasus Books hardcover edition. New York: Pegasus Books, 2014. Print.

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