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Churchill and America

Tony Blair may now be perceived as the most pro-American Prime Minister since the war, but his desire to keep close to Washington is as nothing compared to Winston Churchill's love for the Land of the Free. Born to an American mother, Churchill spent his whole life in thrall to the power and potential of the United States, with his affection and respect reaching its apogee during his crucial bilaterals with President Roosevelt at the height of the Second World War. Tracing the great man's relationship with America from birth to death, Sir Martin Gilbert now presents the first full account of what the country meant to Churchill, what he learned from it, and what he taught its leaders and people. Revealing and entertaining in equal measure, Sir Martin Gilbert's new history reveals for the first time the true extent of a passion whose effects are still felt today.

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Sir Martin Gilbert is one of our most distinguished historians. Born in 1936, he was appointed Churchill's official biographer in 1968. Since then he has written numerous bestselling works of biography and history, including his seminal six-volume life of Winston Churchill. For more information visit

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (July 3, 2006)
  • Length: 528 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416522645