One of history’s greatest leaders continues his classic, multivolume work of intimate biography and historical reflection.
The third installment in a four-part biography detailing the life of John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough. Marlborough was an accomplished military leader who never lost a battle. Churchill’s sweeping biography recounts his military successes in thrilling detail—including Marlborough’s support of William of Orange in the Glorious Revolution of 1688, his crucial role in the suppression of the Duke of Monmouth’s rebellion, and his success in negotiating England’s diplomatic position in the War of the Spanish Succession.
With characteristic flair, Winston Churchill brings his ancestor’s campaigns, intrigues, and personal relationships to life—and restores him to a prominent place in English history.
“A sustained meditation on statecraft and war by the greatest war leader of our time.” —Foreign Affairs
“The greatest historical work written in our century, an inexhaustible mine of political wisdom and understanding, which should be required reading for every student of political science.” —Leo Strauss