By DAVE TURRELL
Return with us now to the crucial period September 1943 to April 1944. The prior volume, One Continent Redeemed, saw Africa cleared of Axis forces. Here the scene shifts to the invasion of Italy and planning for the Normandy landings, while the United States slowly expands operations in the Far East and Pacific, and the “Big Three” meet for the first time at Teheran.
By CHRISTOPHER H. STERLING
John Harte is preparing a five-volume series on Churchill’s life. He has already surpassed de Mendelssohn and Morgan with these two. Additional volumes will cover Churchill’s early years (to 1940) and his final two decades. A volume on British spy Sidney Reilly (dubbed, somewhat incongruously, Churchill’s Spy) will follow.
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 PAUL A. COURTENAY
The British historian Sir David Cannadine takes up Churchill's long-running service as Chancellor of Bristol University. His excellent survey of Churchill's belated university experience is an important contribution to a little-known corner of Winston’s life.
By KATIE DAVENPORT
Jonathan Black's book provides some interesting glimpses into Churchill's life and personality in art, though one has to wade through some disorganization to find said moments. With some guidance and revision, his book might have captured a more accurate portrayal of the titan of many moods and many faces.
By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
Fiona Reynoldson’s "Winston Churchill", for ages 8-15, is far and away the best juvenile ever published, anywhere, by anybody. Throughout, the author delivers unadulterated, factual information. One wouldn’t expect so much wisdom to be so attractively wedged into sixty-four pages. We should all buy five copies and get them into the hands of schools, libraries and young people of promise.