"Majestic" - The Washington Post "Breathtaking" - The Boston Globe
William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and renowned biographer. In addition to the first two volumes of The Last Lion, his books include Goodbye, Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, and The Death of a President, as well as assorted works of journalism. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal and the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award. He passed away in 2004. Paul Reid is an award-winning journalist. In late 2003, Manchester, in failing health, asked him to complete The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm. He lives in North Carolina.
Matches the outstanding quality of biographers such as Robert Caro and Edmund Morris, joining this elite bank of writers who devote their lives to one subject. Publishers Weekly Brilliant and beautiful, evocative. The Boston Globe A must-read finale for those who loved Manchester's first two books. USA Today The final volume is ... majestic and inspiring. People One of the most thorough treatments of Churchill so far produced. Library Journal