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I revere Churchill - and I think Paul Johnson is one of the ablest historians of our era.
Even though I've read many much longer Churchill biographies, I still came away from closing the book feeling I've learned more interesting things about the man.
For those who have little knowledge of Churchill and the great events with which his life intersected it is a good place to start.
Anyone looking for a detailed history of the Last Lion ought to look elsewhere. But as a brief outline of Churchill's life, Paul Johnson's work is a real treat. Read morePublished 1 day ago by David M. Rosenberg
This is an excellent introduction to the life and many incredible facets of Winston Churchill. This short history provides a thumbnail of the man who lead the effort to save... Read morePublished 4 days ago by George
I learned a lot. I never knew that Churchill's mother was an American. I also selected this as a good read for my Bookclub. Everyone at the Bookclub enjoyed reading this book. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Delores Fields
A fascinating bio. of a super-fascinating man. A lively book, introducing me
to a Churchill who was apparently funnier and more creative than I would
It was my first bio and i didn't know Churchill, I know a bit more. It reads well, but at first I thought why is this guy writing a bio on someone he does not like... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jean Teneglio
The book is not a biography. The book is this author's musings about Churchill's life. There are much better books about Churchill out there if you are interested in this period... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joan S.