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Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom (Hardback)

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks, this dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell reveals how their far-sighted vision and inspired action in the face of the threat of fascism and communism helped preserve democracy for the world. Orwell and Churchill are two of the most important figures in modern British history, and widely recognised for their vision and courage to campaign tirelessly, in words and deeds, against the totalitarian threat from both the left and the right. In a crucial moment, they responded first by seeking the facts of the matter, seeing through the lies and obfuscations, and then acted on their beliefs. Together they kept the West's compass set toward freedom as its due north.However, in the late 1930s they occupied a lonely position: democracy was discredited in many circles, and authoritarian rulers were everywhere in the ascent. There were some who decried the scourge of communism, but saw in Hitler and Mussolini 'men we could do business with.' And there were others who saw the Nazi and fascist threat as malign, but tended to view communism as the path to salvation.

Churchill and Orwell, had the foresight to see clearly that the issue was human freedom - and that any government that denies its people basic freedoms is a totalitarian menace and has to be resisted.In the end, Churchill and Orwell proved their age's necessary men. The glorious climax of Churchill & Orwell is their drive in the 1940s to triumph over freedom's enemies. Churchill may have played the larger role in the defeat of Hitler and the Axis, but Orwell's reckoning with the menace of authoritarian rule in Animal Farm and 1984 would define the stakes of the Cold War for its 50-year course, and continues to give inspiration to fighters for freedom to this day.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: Duckworth Overlook Publication Date: 01/06/2017 ISBN-13: 9780715652374  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Pre-order. Despatched on publication 01/06/2017

Thomas E. Ricks is the author of several books, including The Generals, The Gamble, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Fiasco, which was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize. Ricks was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal for seventeen years until 1999, when he moved on to write for the Washington Post. A member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams, he covered U.S. military activities across the globe. He advises on national security at the New America Foundation, where he participates in its 'Future of War' project. He was previously a fellow at the Centre for a New American Security and is a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, for which he writes the prizewinning blog The Best Defense.

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