In Churchill, Roy Jenkins provides a comprehensive portrait of Winston Churchill from his childhood to the critical World War II period and beyond in a single, definitive volume. Roy Jenkins combines unparalleled command of British political history and his own high level government experience in... show more
In Churchill, Roy Jenkins provides a comprehensive portrait of Winston Churchill from his childhood to the critical World War II period and beyond in a single, definitive volume. Roy Jenkins combines unparalleled command of British political history and his own high level government experience in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject. Exceptional in its breadth of knowledge and distinguished in its stylish wit and penetrating intelligence, Churchill is one of the finest political biographies of our time.
Publish date: November 5th 2002
Pages no: 1024
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, World War II
, World History
While there's no doubt this biography was detailed (its size made that evident) it is a ponderous read, and lumbers along with all the speed of a glacier. It also seemed more concerned with various aspects of British politics than it should have been. While there's no question politics should have b...
This is an epic book about an almost unbelieveable life, a classic case of fact being stranger than fiction - you couldn't make it up. His early life is the stuff of a boy's own adventure story, dashing across the british empire fighting natives, being captured by the Boer and escaping. The politics...
I loved Churchill's History of the Second World War, so when this book came out, I bought it. It had had good reviews from people who pointed out how well-qualified Jenkins was to write about his illustrious predecessor, having himself had top posts in the British Government.Well... I wish I could s...