Churchill

By Paul Johnson
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143117995, 180pp.)

Publication Date: October 26, 2010

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From the "most celebrated and best-loved British historian in America" ("Wall Street Journal"), an elegant, concise, and revealing portrait of Winston Churchill
In "Churchill," eminent historian Paul Johnson offers a lively, succinct exploration of one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history. Winston Churchill's hold on contemporary readers has never slackened, and Johnson's analysis casts new light on his extraordinary life and times. Johnson illuminates the various phases of Churchill's career--from his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the advent of the Cold War--and shows how Churchill's immense adaptability and innate pugnacity made him a formidable leader for the better part of a century. Johnson's narration of Churchill's many triumphs and setbacks, rich with anecdote and quotation, illustrates the man's humor, resilience, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before, and is sure to appeal to historians and general nonfiction readers alike.



About the Author
Paul Johnson is a historian whose work ranges across the millennia and the whole gamut of human activities. He contributes a weekly essay to "The Spectator" and a monthly column to "Forbes", and lectures around the world. He lives in London.
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