The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill Visions of Glory 1874-1932 by William Manchester Little Brow Publishing 1983

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This is a very good hardcover with dust jacket. 1983 Little Brown Publishing. This copy is very clean inside. The pages are very clean, still crisp and free of markings. The binding is tight and straight. Black cloth hardcover boards under jacket are very good, only light shelf wear. The dust jacket is clean, still shiny with light shelf wear including very small tears along edges/corners. Color photo of author and Lady Soames (Mary Churchill) at Chartwell. British Empire map inside front endpapers and chronology inside back endpapers. Medium octavo or 6.23" x 9" with 973 pages including index.

William Manchester met Winston Churchill aboard the Queen Mary on Jan. 24th, 1953 when as a young journalist Manchester found himself in the stateroom adjacent to the prime minister's suite. Thus started a friendship and path to the definitive two-volume biography Manchester wrote. This book is volume one of the set. Working with diaries, documents, interviews with family members, Manchester has produced the acclaimed and definitive bio of Churchill. This vivid narrative explores the the past and private life covering 1874-1932.

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