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Churchill: A Photographic Portrait

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Martin Gilbert is a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. He is well known as the official biographer of Churchill, and as a chronicler of the Holocaust and of Jewish history. He was knighted in 1995.

Hardcover, 367 pages
Published March 9th 1993 by Random House Value Publishing (first published 1974)
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May 13, 2014 Wendy marked it as to-read
Shelves: on-my-shelves
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Apr 02, 2010 Dick rated it liked it
Being a great admirer of Winston Churchill made this a fun read. He was a giant and remains a giant to this day. His absolute refusal to give up or yield anything to Hitler -- as he waited on this country to finally come to its senses and enter the war . . . is remarkable. If you like WWII history and admire this man, it is a good read and addition to your library.
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What a wonderful way to pick up tidbits about one of the ost influential men of the 20th century. I did not know he wanted Jews to have a home in Palestine in the 1920s, that he helped develop a machine that would cut through barb wire, a precurssor to the modern tank, and that he coined the phrase "iron curtain". An amazing man all round.
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Sir Martin John Gilbert was a British historian and Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford. He was the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill and the author of over eighty books, including works on the Holocaust and Jewish history.
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