Paul Reid to sign copies of “The Last Lion” at The Book Shelf

Published 6:06 pm Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Book Shelf welcomes local author Paul Reid as he signs paperback editions of his New York Times Bestseller, “The Last Lion.” unnamed-1
Reid will talk about the journey writing this book has taken him on and more. Those who attend can get a personally signed copy of “The Last Lion.”
Wine and cheese will also be served. Copies are limited.
About “The Last Lion”:
Spanning the years of 1940-1965, “The Last Lion” picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister, when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany.
The Churchill conjured up by William Manchester and Paul Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action.
After a wait of more than 20 years, the last volume of William Manchester’s biography of Winston Churchill, “The Last Lion,” was begun several years before the author, William Manchester, died in 2004 but was completed by his friend Reid.

Paul Reid

Paul Reid

The story of the two authors’ friendship and the collaboration that led to the completion of the book is a fascinating one in itself, but the outcome of that prolonged and exhaustive endeavor is an amazingly fresh and thrilling story of one of the political titans of the 20th century.
Drawing from thousands of documents written about, to and by Churchill, Manchester and Reid pieced together the story of a man and a world at war.
But it is Reid, a journalist by profession who had never written a book before, who brought this story of unimaginable tragedy, exceptional heroism and political fortitude to its long-awaited conclusion.

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