Paul Reid

discusses

The Last Lion:
Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965

Date

Apr
11
Thursday
April 11, 2013
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome acclaimed journalist PAUL REID for a discussion of the long-awaited account of Winston Churchill's last 25 years, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 19401965.

Spanning the years of 19401965, The Last Lion picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Ministerwhen his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action. The Last Lion brilliantly recounts how Churchill organized his nation's military response and defense; compelled FDR into supporting 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 portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic leader.

Paul Reid
Paul Reid

Paul Reid

Paul Reid is an award-winning journalist. In late 2003 his friend, William Manchester, in failing health, asked Paul to complete The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm. He lives in North Carolina.

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