Winston Churchill and Mackenzie King

Winston Churchill and Mackenzie King

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Born just two weeks apart in 1874, Winston Churchill and William Lyon Mackenzie King took different paths to achieve their objective of a parliamentary career, Churchill through military exploits and King via academic excellence. When he became prime minister, King realized that Canada had to progress from a subservient position to an independent one. Thus, when the Second World War broke out, Canada's parliament made its own decision to be a participant. King had been highly critical of Churchill's vehement anti-Nazi stance in the 1930s. However, when Churchill became prime minister, King and Canada gave him whole-hearted support. King changed his opinion of Churchill, and this developed into almost hero worship as the war progressed. Not just a chronicle of the relationship between these two men during the 50 years they knew each other, this book also examines their influence on the progress of their countries during that period.
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2012
Description: 432 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781459705890
Branch Call Number: 941.084092 Chu


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Jan 03, 2016

Two men (Winston Churchill and Mackenzie King) who were polar opposites in terms of personality and in their personal lives, yet knew each other well for half a century and proved to be strongmen in the Western alliance against Germany and Japan during WWII. The illustrations included are also delightful, including rarely seen photos of Churchill taken by the Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh, besides the iconic "Bull Dog" portrait.

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