Details the first fifty-eight years of a man whose ambitions and serious flaws made him one of the world's most powerful leaders, placing Churchill's prewar career against the backdrop of the collapse of the British Empire.
[v.1]. Visions of glory, 1874-1932 The lion at bay Land of hope and glory Headwaters, 1874-1895 Stream, 1895-1901 River, 1901-1914 Cataract, 1914-1918 Oxbow, 1918-1932 [v.2]. Alone, 1932-1940 The lion caged A fever over Europe Shoals Reef Undertow Vortex Surge Cataclysm [v.3]. Defender of the realm, 1940-1965 The lion hunted Cyclone May-December 1940 The rapids January-December 1941 Vortex December 1941-November 1942 Crosscurrents November 1942-December 1943 Pilot December 1943-June 1944 Anchorage June 1944-May 1945 Ebb tide 1945-1955 Postscript 1955-1965.
Includes bibliographies and indexes. Paul Reid is the co-author for Volume 3. Map on lining papers.