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Churchill Cold War Warrior (Hardback)

Winston Churchill and the Iron Curtain

Military > Frontline Books Military > Post-WWII Warfare > Cold War P&S History > By Century > 20th Century

By Anthony Tucker-Jones
Frontline Books
Pages: 224
Illustrations: 30 mono illustrations
ISBN: 9781399047456
Published: 30th July 2024

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‘By focusing attention on a poorly understood but vitally important aspect of Churchill’s career, Tucker-Jones has performed an important service. Churchill Cold War Warrior should be read, not only as a commentary on the ironies of history, but also as an essay on the potential and the limits of power.’ - PROFESSOR RICHARD TOYE, AUTHOR OF WINSTON CHURCHILL: A LIFE IN THE NEWS

‘In Cold War Warrior, Anthony Tucker-Jones has excelled again. Building on his ChurchillMaster and Commander, he brings us Churchill the prophet, sage and tireless fighteragainst Communism. With Russia and China again threatening the world order, this timelyaccount of Winston's post-war life is essential reading for any student of the Iron Curtainera.’ - PETER CADDICK-ADAMS, AUTHOR OF 1945: VICTORY IN THE WEST

‘Anthony Tucker-Jones’s CHURCHILL COLD WAR WARRIORis a fascinating and highlyworthwhile addition to the well-worn sub-genre of Churchilliana. Intricately researched andpacked full of revelation and incident, it is an invaluable book for any aficionado oftwentieth century military and political history.’ - ALEXANDER LARMAN, AUTHOR OF THEWINDSORS AT WAR: THE NAZI THREAT TO THE CROWN

In Churchill Cold War Warrior, renowned military historian Anthony Tucker-Jones reassesses Winston Churchill’s neglected postwar career. He explains how in an unguarded moment Winston inadvertently sowed the seeds for the Cold War by granting Stalin control of Eastern Europe. Famously Churchill, at Fulton, then warned of the growing danger created by this partition of the continent.

Winston after the Second World War wanted to prove a point. Shunned by the electorate in 1945, instead of retiring he was determined to be Prime Minister for a second time. Biding his time he watched in dismay as Britain scuttled from India and Palestine and weathered the East-West confrontation over Berlin. He finally got his way in 1951 and took the reins of a country with drastically waning powers.

Churchill was confronted by a world in turmoil, with an escalating Cold War that had gone hot in Korea and an unravelling British Empire. Communism and nationalism proved a heady cocktail that fanned the flames of widespread conflict. He had to contain rebellions in Kenya and Malaya while clinging on in Egypt. Desperately he also sought to avoid a Third World War and the use of nuclear weapons by reuniting the 'Big Three'.

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About Anthony Tucker-Jones

Anthony Tucker-Jones, a former intelligence officer, is an author and commentator who specialises in military history, with more than 50 books to his name. His work has also been published in an array of magazines and online. He regularly appears on television and radio programmes commenting on current and historical military matters. His books include Armoured Warfare in the North African CampaignThe Battle for the MediterraneanThe Desert Air WarThe Devil’s BridgeHitler’s Winter and Churchill Master and Commander.

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