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By CLEMENT ATTLEE
Attlee’s verdict: “Winston Churchill was one of the greatest men that history records. He was brave, gifted, inexhaustible and indomitable….‘ Genius does what it must. Talent does what it can.’ Energy and poetry really sum him up.”
By MICHAEL RICHARDS
The book provides “a short, accessible and analytical introduction to key themes in Churchill’s life [that] reflect cutting edge scholarship.” But several books do that better [...]. This book does not offer much that is new, and lacks editorial unity. Some authors cover the same ground, variously agreeing or contending, with no cross-references or attempts to contrast their opinions.
By ANTOINE CAPET
There seems to be a new trend in publishing: serious books in a format once the preserve of books for young people. Last year we had Cate Ludlow’s attractive "I Love Winston Churchill: 400 Fantastic Facts." Now, at the same keen price, we have this title by Richard Wiles in a series which already offers “graphic biographies” of Jane Austen, Cézanne, Leonardo and Shakespeare.
By CHRISTOPHER HARMON
When a photo editor considers creating a Churchill “pictorial biography,” is he ever deterred by the stacks of just such books accumulating along shelves of libraries since the 1940s? One cannot be sure, but Max Arthur has been “toiling in the Churchill vineyard” for many years. There must be a hundred picture books dedicated to Churchill. After all, he lived his entire life in the era of the camera. In this new volume, about 260 pages hold photographs, a few in color. The large format gives great impact to many we’ve seen before, but the print quality, the lighting, is enhanced.
By ANDREW ROBERTS
With his many achievements, Haldane stood as warning that the apex of politics, there was no such thing as friendship. Except perhaps with Churchill.
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By DAVID STAFFORD
He died in 1965 and Clare followed him five years later. Their relationship has been side-lined or ignored by many biographers more interested in politics than in Churchill’s private life. But the bust made by the “Obstreperous Anarchist” forever stands in the hallway of Chartwell. It is mute testimony to a family friendship that endured through tempestuous times.
Tags: Clare Sheridan, Dardanelles, David Lloyd George, David Stafford, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Freddie Guest, Gallipoli, George Slocombe, Grigory Zinoviev, Ian Hamilton, Independent Labour Party, Kemal Ataturk, Lady Randolph Churchill, Leon Trotsky, Leonie Leslie, Lev Kamenev, Moreton Frewen, Vernon Kell, Vladimir Lenin, William Norman Ewer, William Sheridan, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANDREW ROBERTS
Sharing Churchill’s appreciation of the wisdom of Edmund Burke, Andrew Roberts compares the two great figures, and wonders what they’d make of Brexit.
Tags: "history of the english-speaking peoples", "reflections on the revolution in france", Andrew Roberts, brexit, David Lloyd George, edmund burke, george washington, irish republic, northern ireland, Stanley Baldwin, the new criterion, william pitt the elder, Winston S. Churchill, woodrow wilson,
By THE CHURCHILL PROJECT
"No country in the world is less fit for a conflict with terrorists than Great Britain. That is not because of her weakness or cowardice; it is because of her restraint and virtues, and the way of life which we have lived so long in this sheltered island." - Winston Churchill