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Churchill and Empire

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Churchill and Empire

A Portrait of an Imperialist


One of our finest narrative historians, Lawrence James haswritten an illuminating, genuinely new biography of Winston Churchill thatfocuses solely on his contradictory relationship with the British Empire. As ayoung army officer in the late nineteenth century serving in conflicts inIndia, South Africa, and the Sudan, his attitude toward the Empire was theVictorian paternalistic approach—at once responsible and superior. Consciouseven then of his political career ahead, Churchill found himself reluctantlysupporting British atrocities and held what many would regard today asprejudiced views, in that he felt some nationalities were superior to others;his (some might say obsequious) relationship with America reflected thatview.

This outmoded attitude was one of the reasons the Britishvoters rejected him after a Second World War in which he had led the countrybrilliantly. His attitude remained decidedly old-fashioned in a world that wasshaping up very differently. This groundbreaking volume reveals the manyfacets of Churchill’s personality: a visionary leader with a truly Victorianattitude toward the British Empire.

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