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The Resource Winston S. Churchill, Volume II, Young Statesman, 1901-1914., Randolph S. Churchill, (electronic book)

Winston S. Churchill, Volume II, Young Statesman, 1901-1914., Randolph S. Churchill, (electronic book)

Label
Winston S. Churchill, Volume II, Young Statesman, 1901-1914.
Title
Winston S. Churchill
Title number
Volume II
Title part
Young Statesman, 1901-1914.
Statement of responsibility
Randolph S. Churchill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Volume II of this magisterial eight-volume biography takes Churchill's story from his entry to Parliament in 1901 to the outbreak of war in 1914. When he took his seat in the House of Commons he was twenty-six years old. An independent spirit and rebel, on his maiden speech he was cheered by the Leader of the Opposition. On 31 May 1904, three years after entering Parliament, Churchill joined the Liberals. In December 1905 he entered the government as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. In April 1908 he joined the Cabinet as President of the Board of Trade. On 12 September 1908 he married Miss Clementine Hozier. Their daughter Diana was born in 1909 and their son Randolph in 1911. In the years leading up to the First World War, Churchill was at the center of British political life and change. At the Home Office he introduced substantial prison reforms and took a lead in curbing the powers of the House of Lords. At the Admiralty from 1911 he helped build the Royal Navy into a formidable fighting force. He learned to fly, and founded the Royal Naval Air Service. He was active in attempts to resolve the Irish Question and to prevent civil war in Ireland. In 1914, as war in Europe loomed, Churchill wrote to his wife from the Admiralty, "The preparations have a hideous fascination for me, yet I would do my best for peace, and nothing would induce me wrongfully to strike the blow. I cannot feel that we in this island are in any serious degree responsible for the wave of madness which has swept the mind of Christendom." When war came, the fleet was ready. It was one of Churchill's great achievements
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1911-1968
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Churchill, Randolph S.
Dewey number
941.084092
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA566.9.C5
LC item number
.C487 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
  • Churchill, Winston
Label
Winston S. Churchill, Volume II, Young Statesman, 1901-1914., Randolph S. Churchill, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC5503171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (525 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780795344480
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Winston S. Churchill, Volume II, Young Statesman, 1901-1914., Randolph S. Churchill, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC5503171
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (525 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780795344480
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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