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Winston Churchill's Last CampaignBritain and the Cold War 1951–1955$
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John W. Young

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198203674

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203674.001.0001

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Introduction: Churchill, World Politics, and The ‘Big Three’, 1874–1945

Introduction: Churchill, World Politics, and The ‘Big Three’, 1874–1945

(p.1) Introduction: Churchill, World Politics, and The ‘Big Three’, 1874–1945
Winston Churchill's Last Campaign

John W. Young

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter discusses Winston Churchill's earlier career, his view of world politics, and the way he conducted alliance politics during the Second World War. These topics are examined in an attempt to determine why the career of one of the greatest statesmen of the century ended in the pursuit of measures against an authoritarian menace.

Keywords:   Winston Churchill, career, world politics, alliance politics, Second World War, authoritarian menace

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