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By ANDREW ROBERTS and ZEWDITU GEBREYOHANES
A forensic examination and point-by-point of a Cambridge University panel on Churchill, race, the British Empire and the Second World War.
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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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