Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

A Penguin Life

Book - 2002
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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 past--eloquently embodied in his speeches--allowed 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
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2002.
ISBN: 9780143112648
Call Number: 921 CHURCHILL
Characteristics: vii, 196 p. ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.


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Sep 01, 2011

An uplifting, all-be-it one-sided book, Keegen drew me in quickly and continued with an excellent writing style. He glosses over Churchill's flaws to focus on Mr. Winston: the hero.

Remembering little about this time period, I was annoyed with a few lesser-known historical references and found the time-line to be slightly blurry.


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