He stood with a Shakespearean brilliance as the necessary hero during the most testing moment of national world crisis...this can only describe one man...Sir Winston Churchill. Although at times he is known to have been argumentative, childish, self-indulgent, and difficult, he is also portrayed as brilliant, tenacious, and capable. He is a treasured icon of modern history whose astounding career is unmatched.
Join Roy Jenkins, a masterful biographer and Member of the House of Lords, as he preserves and celebrates Churchill's life. The award-winning author's angle of vision is undiluted, critically intelligent, and wisely informative, while being continuously interwoven with cherished anecdotes and humor. Jenkins carefully pulls together varied strands of the Churchill legend to give us a sweeping and penetrating portrait of this beloved icon. In addition, gain further insight into Churchill's political and private life as you explore the many myths surrounding Churchill's legacy to reveal the complexities of the real man who was a soldier, adventurer, politician, and author.
In this course, learn about the person who is considered to be the greatest occupant of 10 Downing Street. Gain a comprehensive understanding about his exuberant life as an inspirational world leader, gifted political and military strategist, and sly humorist, as well as a man of extraordinary character. Understand why he is so highly respected and revered not only by his fellow countrymen, but by men and women of all generations and nations. The life of this towering figure is explored with such insightfulness and vibrancy that you will be anxious to share it with your students.
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Contemporary World History and Politics
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