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YOUNG, John. Winston Churchill's Last Campaign : Britain and the Cold War 1951-5. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1996. First Edition. Pp (5),[vi]-viii,(2),-358. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Largely becauseof his famous `Iron Curtain' speech, Churchill is often remembered as a de termined Cold Warrior. Yet, for all his fervent anti-communism, he saw the creation of the Western Alliance as a step not towards war, but towards negotiations with the USSR. John Young shows how, as Prime Minister in the 1950s, Churchill hoped for a summit meeting with Soviet leaders, an end to theCold War, and an era of peaceful scientific advancement by humankind. Prof essor Young examines the reasons why Churchill failed in this, his last great political campaign, reasins which included his own failing health, the skepticism of allies abroad, and the oppostition of his ministers at home. Nonetheless, argues the author, the outlook which Churchill developed in thefirst decade of the Cold War made him the father of European détente. This is the first full critical analysis of the issue which dominated the last active years of one of the greatest statesmen of the twentieth century." - from the dj flap. Contents : Introduction: Churchill, World Politics, and the 'Big Three', 1874-1945. 1. Cold Warrior? 1945-51. 2. Return to Downing Street, October-December 1951. 3. Visiting Harrv. December 1951-January 1952. 4. The Presidential Race and the 'Stalin Note', February-October 1952. 5.Visiting 'Ike', November 1952-February 1953. 6. The Death of Stalin, March -April 1953. 7. Proposing a Summit, May-June 1953. 8. Illness and Revival, July-October 1953. 9. Return to Bermuda, October-December 1953. 10. From Berlin to Geneva, January-June 1954. 11. Crisis, June-August 1954. 12. The Fag-end of Power, September 1954-ApriJ 1955. Conclusion. Very good in lightlyworn (slightly scrunched dustjacket at the head of spine), nicked dustjack et. 120.00
Title: Winston Churchill's Last Campaign : Britain and the Cold War 1951-5. FirstEdition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1996, ISBN:0198203675:
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