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John Keegan
Birth date: May 15, 1934
Died: August 02, 2012
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Book Thoughts rated it 4 months ago
I am a big fan of Churchill, and this first volume of six lived up to the hype. Beyond the amazing life he lived, Churchill was an outstanding writer and this history of the lead up to - and start of - World War II in Europe was fascinating. It is part history, part memoir, and part primary source...
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
(Original Review, 2002-06-10)There is easy rubbish and difficult trash. Of course, a lot of books with high literary merit will be more demanding for/ of the reader than, say, neckbiters, which are all fashioned by formula. But equalling the ease of a read with literary worthlessness would fail to a...
markk
markk rated it 4 years ago
Winston Churchill biographies come in all shapes and sizes, from the massive to the svelte. John Keegan's contribution to the genre is definitely on the latter end of that spectrum; his book, a volume in the Penguin Lives series, covers Churchill's nine decades in less than 200 pages. To achieve thi...
nente
nente rated it 5 years ago
It's all true about melodrama and an impossible number of improbable coincidences. But there's one redeeming feature: this book is quite well-written as regards language, unlike most of the ordinary light reading.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: currently-reading, spring-2015, film-only, published-1948, under-100-ratings, long-weekend, nobel-laureate, history, epic-proportions, autobiography-memoir, military-manoeuvres, politics Recommended for: Laura, Wanda et al Read from March 06 to 28, 2015 Description: The story of Br...
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