Friday Mystery Author: William Manchester

This week’s Friday Mystery Author was historian William Manchester; the passage was from the Preamble to his great, unfinished biography of Winston S. Churchill, The Last Lion. His admiration for Churchill, and Churchill’s genius, aroused Mr. Manchester in his Preamble to heroic flights of prose, but the work itself is admirably clear-eyed. Every line sparkles: a few pages later, “[Hitler] needed Churchill the way a murderer needs a noose.”

Stop by on Friday for the next edition of Friday Mystery Author.

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