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The Resource A history of the English-speaking peoples, Volume I, The birth of Britain, Winston S. Churchill

A history of the English-speaking peoples, Volume I, The birth of Britain, Winston S. Churchill

Label
A history of the English-speaking peoples, Volume I, The birth of Britain
Title
A history of the English-speaking peoples
Title number
Volume I
Title part
The birth of Britain
Statement of responsibility
Winston S. Churchill
Title variation
Birth of Britain
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Birth of Britain "- tells the story of the formation of the British state, from the arrival of Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire through the invasions of the Vikings and the Normans, the signing of the Magna Carta and establishment of the mother of parliaments to the War of the Roses
Summary
In this history, Winston Churchill (1874-1965) offers biographical profiles and descriptions of major events from the reign of Julius Caesar through 1900. One of Churchill's purposes in writing the book was to stress the common heritage of Great Britain and the US, with much material devoted to American history, but the British abridgement of the four-volume history left this material out. This American edition of the one-volume abridgement now brings back Churchill's perspectives on the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the American Civil War. Battle details have been left out (or provided in an appendix) in favor of Churchill's analysis of these conflicts. An introduction by editor Christopher Lee outlines Churchill's beliefs on the importance of the relationship with the US, and an editor's note describes the origins of the book. The editor's footnotes explain and expand Churchill's text. The original, four-volume history was published in 1956. Churchill, prime minister of Great Britain during WWII, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953. Information on editor Christopher Lee is not given. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Writing style
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270304
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1874-1965
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Churchill, Winston
Dewey number
941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Bloomsbury revelations
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
A history of the English-speaking peoples, Volume I, The birth of Britain, Winston S. Churchill
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Cassell, 1956
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn897447105
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781472585240
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)897447105
Label
A history of the English-speaking peoples, Volume I, The birth of Britain, Winston S. Churchill
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Cassell, 1956
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn897447105
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781472585240
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)897447105

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