Meet Libby. Learn more here
We want your feedback!
Click here
Cover Image

Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3 · The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill

by William Manchester Author · Paul Reid Author

audiobook

Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, Defender of the Realm, the third volume of William Manchester's The Last Lion, picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill portrayed by Manchester and Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning-fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action. This volume brilliantly recounts how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defense, compelled President Roosevelt to support America's beleaguered cousins, and personified the "never surrender" ethos that helped the Allies win the war, while at the same time adapting himself and his country to the inevitable shift of world power from the British Empire to the United States.

More than twenty years in the making, The Last Lion presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic leader. This is popular history at its most stirring.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2012
Series:
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 1.4 GB
  • OverDrive Listen 1.4 GB

William Manchester (Author)

William Manchester (1922-2004) was an award-winning American author, biographer, historian, and a professor emeritus of history at Wesleyan University. Among his many New York Times bestselling books are A World Lit Only by Fire; The Glory and the...

More about William Manchester

Paul Reid (Author)

Paul Reid is an award-winning journalist and a former feature writer for Cox Newspapers. In late 2003 his friend, William Manchester, in failing health, asked him to complete The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm. He lives in North Carolina.

More about Paul Reid

Paul Reid (Author of introduction, etc.)

Paul Reid is an award-winning journalist and a former feature writer for Cox Newspapers. In late 2003 his friend, William Manchester, in failing health, asked him to complete The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm. He lives in North Carolina.

More about Paul Reid

Creators

Author :
William Manchester
Narrator :
Clive Chafer
Author :
Paul Reid
Author of introduction, etc. :
Paul Reid
Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
Copy and paste the code into your website.