Keith Robbins provides an excellent introduction to Winston Churchill's dramatic rise to power and traces the unpredictable way his career moved between triumph and tragedy. Providing a vivid picture of the political landscapes through which he moved, it outlines his career and uncovers what made possible Churchill's leading role in national and world affairs.
Preface. 1. Winston, the House of Churchill and the Destiny of Britain. 2. The Parliamentary Pursuit of Power. 3. Making War and Peace 1914-1922. 4. Down and Out? 1922-1939. 5. In Command of War 1939-1945. 6. Loss of Power 1945-1955. 7. Epilogue: Triumph and Tragedy. Further Reading. Chronology and Publications.