Summary of Churchill

A Biography

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Churchill book summary
If you think you know all about Winston Churchill, think again. He was powerful, brave, brilliant and nearly broke.

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Perhaps the greatest tribute to the work of author Roy Jenkins is that, at times, he seemed to know what Winston Churchill was actually thinking - and you’re pretty sure he’s right. When the mind you’re reading about belongs to perhaps the greatest Prime Minister in the history of Great Britain, Nobel-prize winner Winston Churchill, that is a pretty impressive accomplishment. Jenkins’ biography is essentially unsentimental, and reveals Churchill’s idiosyncrasies and errors in an honest manner that serves only to elevate, rather than tarnish, the legacy of the man who rallied the free world to resist the tyranny of National Socialism. Jenkins has written an extraordinary volume which getAbstract highly recommends to any student of history.

In this summary, you will learn

  • about the life of Winston Churchill, including why he is considered the twentieth century’s finest British prime minister
 

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The Green Years: 1874-1908
Churchill’s early life appears to be set among England’s landed gentry, but really that is not the case. In certain ways, his blue blood heritage was attenuated, if not tainted. His family heritage was not held in very high regard, noted neither for its public...
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About the Author

Roy Jenkins was active in British politics for more than 50 years. He joined the House of Commons in 1948, and has served as Minister of Aviation, Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer, as well as Chancellor of Oxford University. He assumed a seat in the House of Lords in 1987. The author of Gladstone (1997) and 17 other books, he served as president of the Royal Society of Literature, and lived with his wife in London.


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