One of the greatest historians writing today gives us a defining portrait of the incomparable Winston Churchill In his landmark biography of Winston Churchill, acclaimed historian John Keegan offers a very human portrait of one of the twentieth century s enduring symbols of heroic defiance From Churchill s youth as a poor student to his leadership during World War II, Keegan reveals a man whose own idea of an English pasteloquently embodied in his speechesallowed him to exhort a nation to unprecedented levels of sacrifice The result is a uniquely discerning look at one of the most fascinating personalities in history.The best military historian of our generation Tom Clancy...
|Title||:||Winston Churchill: A Life (Penguin Lives)|
|Publisher||:||Penguin Books Reprint edition October 30, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||208 pages|
|File Size||:||997 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Winston Churchill: A Life (Penguin Lives) Reviews
New Churchill's biography sounds like another episode of the Simpsons - there are thousands of them. And yet this one is unique and worth reading. Why? Three reasons:
While I had previously read two books on Churchill, both primarily involved his war experiences. I wanted to read a bit(emphasise on "a bit") more about the man, without having to read an indepth multi-page biography.
Obviously, this book is too brief to fully describe Churchill's full-of-events life. However, it does do a fine job of covering most of the peak points in Churchill's remarkable life.
I liked this book very much. When writing of Churchill it must be tempting for writers to go into a lot of detail since he was such a fascinating man, This is all very well but can lead to some tedious reading. In this book the author covers the life of Churchill without getting bogged down but still manages to paint a very complete picture of the life of Churchill. There can be no question that the author knows his subject and knows how to relate information clearly and concisely to others. He inserts passages from some of the better known speeches. The phases of his life are presented smoothly and leaves no dangling questions in the reader's mind. This is a very good book.