The story of the complex relationship between two world leaders during one of the greatest crises in human history.
Born just two weeks apart in 1874, Winston Churchill and William Lyon Mackenzie King had much in common. Both forged long parliamentary careers, and each led his country to victory in World War II. A BBC poll deemed Winston Churchill the greatest Briton of all time, and Mackenzie King has been judged by a group of historians as the greatest Canadian prime minister.
Their parallel careers fostered a working relationship that lasted almost fifty years. It was not always an easy relationship, however. Churchill, famous for his drink and cigars, was impetuous and charismatic, an extrovert; King, a teetotaller during WWII, was noted for considering all options before cautiously proceeding. Fate threw this ill-matched pair together.
For the first time, the vital relationship between these two very different men is explored in depth. It is the story not just of two extraordinary leaders, but also of the changing bonds between Britain and Canada.
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Table of Contents
Foreword by the Right Honourable John N. Turner
1 The Early Years
2 The Edwardian Decade: 1900–1910
3 Mixed Fortunes: 1911–1921
5 The Decline of the Empire and the Birth of the Commonwealth
6 Opposition and the Rumblings of War
7 The Coming of War
8 At War
9 Fighting for Their Lives
10 The Tiger and Her Cubs
11 The Eagle Flaps Its Wings
12 Mr. King Goes to London
13 So We Had Won After All!
14 The Thirty-Minute Invasion
15 Truly a World War
17 Churchill Disappointed with Canada — Twice!
18 Progress at Last
19 Back to the Continent
20 Quadrant Conference
21 The Big Three Meet
22 Planning for D-Day
23 France Revenged
24 Conscription Is Necessary
25 The End and the Beginning
26 Peace but the Bear Growls
27 The Cold War Starts in Ottawa and Heats Up in Fulton
28 Mackenzie King Breaks Record, Churchill Lays Path for Europe
29 A New World Order: Standing Up to the Reds
30 The End of an Era
Chronology of Churchill and King to July 1950