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Publisher's Summary

In Churchill, Johnson applies a wide lens and an unconventional approach to illuminate the various phases of Churchill's career. From his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the Empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the advent of the Cold War, Johnson shows how Churchill's immense adaptability combined with his natural pugnacity to make him a formidable leader for the better part of a century. Johnson's narration of Churchill's many triumphs and setbacks, rich with anecdote and quotation, illustrates the man's humor, resilience, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before.
Winston Churchill's hold on contemporary audiences has never slackened, and Paul Johnson's lively, concise biography will appeal to historians and general nonfiction listeners alike.
©2009 Paul Johnson (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Darrell on 12-08-09

Superlative Account of Churchill

This book is excellent in all respects. It is well-written by the great Paul Johnson, who does a magnificent job of distilling the life of Churchill into such a brief volume. Simon Prebble brings it to audio life with skill, professionalism, and nary an off note. The combined effect is a very entertaining audio book. Highest recommendations.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Dee L. Barrow on 01-14-10

well written

This is a short review of a great life. I think the author shows the highlights and the depth of Churchill's life. Entertaining and well put together.

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