By RICHARD M. LANGWORTH
McKinstry is thorough and scrupulously fair. Unlike too many historians today, he goes in with no axes to grind. He simply tells the story, backed by a voluminous bibliography, extensive research and private correspondence. In scope and balance, the book reminds us of Arthur Herman’s Gandhi and Churchill—another elegant account of two contentious figures. Like Herman, McKinstry captures Churchill’s generosity of spirit, and his rival’s greatness of soul.
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By ANTOINE CAPET
Medical historians find no evidence that Churchill suffered from major depression, but his health was subject to many ailments in his final decade.
Tags: Anthony Eden, Anthony M. Daniels, Anthony Storr, Antoine Capet, Charles Wilson, Clementine Churchill, David Roberts, Emery Reves, Harold Macmillan, Henry "Chips" Channon, J. Allister Vale, Jane Portal, John W. Scadding, Lord Brain, Lord Moran, Mary SOames, R.A. Butler, Winston S. Churchill,
By ROBERT LYONS and G.C.B. DODDS
G.C.B Dodds, a private secretary in 1944, recalls Churchill’s energy, fearlessness and pugnacity, and an uncomfortable moment over de Gaulle.
Tags: Anthony Eden, Charles de Gaulle, Dakar Raid, G.C.B. Dodds, John Colville, John Martin, John Peck, Martin Gilbert, Robert Lyons, William Morrisey, Winston S. Churchill,
By ANTOINE CAPET
Sphinx editors in Brussels were steeped in the war as Churchill described it. Their volumes offer a splendid collection of wartime photographs.
Tags: Anthony Eden, Antoine Capet, Éditions Le Sphinx, Frank Salisbury, Franklin Roosevelt, H.H. Kitchener, Mary SOames, Winston S. Churchill,