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Author Gilbert, Martin, 1936-2015-

Title Churchill and America / Martin Gilbert.

Imprint New York : Free Press, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Churchill,W GIL    Available
Description xxiv, 503 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 467-475) and index.
Contents From Blenheim Palace to Buffalo Bill -- The "tall Yankee" and "a great lusty youth" -- Cuba and beyond -- "How little time remains!" -- Lecturer in the United States: "The stormy ocean of American thought and discussion -- "Dark would be the day" -- Churchill at war, and a neutral America -- "The future destiny of the English-speaking peoples" -- "Come over as quickly as possible" -- "America did not make good" -- "We do not wish to put ourselves in the power of the United States" -- "United to us by the crimson thread of friendship" -- Between two visits -- "There's no baloney about him at all" -- "Why do our two countries not take counsel together?" -- "A union of spirit" -- Road to war -- "Hope burden will not be made too heavy for us to bear" -- "I shall drag the United States in" -- "Until the old world-and the new-can join hands" -- "We are no longer alone" -- Five months of anguish -- "A means of waging more effective war" -- "American blood flowed in my veins" -- The Washington War Conference: "All in it together" -- "Okay full blast" -- "The tact and consideration which the harmony of the common cause requires" -- "If we are together nothing is impossible" -- Toward overlord: "Our band of brothers" -- From Normandy to Quebec -- "It grieves me very much to see signs of our drifting apart" -- Malta, Yalta and beyond -- "We must make sure that the United States are with us" -- "Britain, though a smaller power than the United States, had much to give" -- Fulton and its aftermath -- "I have always worked for friendship with the United States" -- The indefatigable traveler -- "I marvel at America's altruism, her sublime disinterestedness" -- "We must not cast away a single hope, however slender" -- "Never be separated from the Americans" -- Final decade: "I delight in my American ancestry."
Summary Gilbert tells the intensely human story of Winston Churchill's profound connection to America, a relationship that resulted in an Anglo-American alliance that has stood at the center of international relations for more than a century. Churchill, whose mother, the daughter of a leading American entrepreneur, was born in Brooklyn in 1854, spent much of his seventy adult years in close contact with the United States. In two world wars, his was the main British voice urging the closest possible cooperation with the U.S. Churchill first visited in 1895, when he was twenty-one. During three subsequent visits before the Second World War, he traveled widely and formed a clear understanding of both the physical and moral strength of Americans. Gilbert explores how Churchill's rapport with this country resulted in no less than the liberation of Europe and the preservation of European democracy and freedom.--From publisher description.
Subject Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965 -- Relations with Americans.
Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965 -- Appreciation -- America.
Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965 -- Knowledge -- America.
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
ISBN 0743259920
Standard No. 9780743259927

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