Justin D. Lyons

Justin D. Lyons is an associate professor of political science at Ashland University. Professor Lyons has published widely on the life and legacy of Winston Churchill.

The Hope of Churchill

The Last Lion

The final volume of William Manchester’s biography of Winston Churchill has been eagerly awaited for more than two decades. The first two volumes of The Last Lion triptych, subtitled Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 and Alone, 1932-1940, did much to kindle admiration for Churchill in the United States. Unfortunately, although he had assembled notes for the third volume, Defender of the Realm 1940-1965, Manchester’s failing health prevented him from writing it. Paul Reid, a former reporter for the Palm Beach Post, courageously accepted the baton passed to him by Manchester’s gifted but faltering hand. “This work is a biography, not a history,”…

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