The World that Made Him and the World He Made
Publication Date: August 2010
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The imperial aspect of Winston Churchill's career tends to be airbrushed out, while the battles against Nazism are heavily foregrounded, in this detailed study by historian Richard Toye.
Richard Toye is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. He was a fellow and director of studies at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, from 2002 to 2007. His book Lloyd George and Churchill: Rivals for Greatness earned him the Times Higher Young Academic Author of the Year Award in 2007. Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for The War That Killed Achilles by Caroline Alexander and The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. As a professional actor, Michael has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is currently a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he lives with his wife, Jane, and two daughters, Camilla and Chloe (when they are not away at college). He has a particular interest in Shakespeare and Eastern European theater and travels frequently to Hungary and Romania.
Richard Toye's new book paints Winston Churchill as a lion of freedom who proudly proclaimed that he would not preside over the liquidation of an empire. Host Scott Simon speaks with Toye about Churchill's Empire: The World That Made Him and the World He Made. More at NPR.org
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"A probing and thoroughly enjoyable life focusing on the contradictions and dilemmas of Churchill's imperialism." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review