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Churchill by Andrew Roberts


Churchill by Andrew Roberts
Nov 06, 2018 | 1152 Pages
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A USA Today Book You Won’t Want to Miss
A Washington Post Book to Read in November
A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of November

“The best single-volume biography of Churchill yet written. . . . Roberts tells this story with great authority and not a little panache. He writes elegantly, with enjoyable flashes of tartness, and is in complete command both of his sources and the vast historiography.”
The New York Times 

“Terrific . . . By drawing on many previously untapped sources, Mr. Roberts has produced a more complete picture of his subject than any previous biography.”
—The Economist

“Even if you’ve read every other book about the former prime minister and seen all the movies, expect revelations. For example: The royal family permitted the author to read King George VI’s diary notes about his wartime meetings with Churchill. That’s a first.”
—The Washington Post 

“Brilliant, breathtaking, unputdownable . . . the definitive picture of our greatest political leader. All Roberts’s past life has been but a preparation for this hour and this work, and this brilliant book is a fitting crown to his own career.”
—London Evening Standard

“Roberts’ new biography (★★★★ out of four) stands tall, re-illuminating the well-etched contours of Churchill’s monumental life with scrupulous scholarship and a flair for unearthing the telling detail; looking twice where most biographers have been content to glance once.”
USA Today 

“The best biography of Winston ever written . . . bursts with character, humour and incident on almost every page.”
—The Sunday Times 

“Fantastically readable prose, which flows along in a pitch-perfect combination of erudition and eloquence . . . In brightly engaging chapters, Roberts takes readers through all the stages of Churchill’s adventurous life as a soldier of the empire and then as a professional politician . . . Roberts is a shrewd and experienced biographer.”
—Christian Science Monitor

“A stupendous achievement: lucid, erudite, intelligent, but also inspiring. Roberts catches the imperishable grandeur of Churchill’s life as no other historian has done. Roberts does full justice to Churchill’s superhuman range of activity.”
—Standpoint Magazine

“The best single-volume life imaginable of a man whose life it would seem technically impossible to get into a single volume.”
—Daily Telegraph

“Roberts brilliantly conjures up one of the most fascinating characters of all time. He enriches the saga with wonderful examples of Churchill’s aristocratic eccentricities, glittering oratory and wit.”
—Literary Review

“It’s the sort of biography that, one feels, Churchill himself would have wanted: colossal, energetic, deeply knowledgeable, properly critical, but also sympathetic and, in places, deliciously funny.”
—Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph

“Roberts is a master storyteller.”
—The Weekly Standard

“His research is outstanding . . . Roberts’ book is full of insights and facts that provide a deeper understanding of Churchill.”
—The Portland Oregonian

“Roberts’s brilliant new book is not only learned and sagacious but also thrilling and fun. An award-winning historian and biographer, an expert on statecraft, leadership, and the Second World War, Roberts writes with authority and confidence. Enriched by such previously unseen material as King George VI’s wartime diaries, [Churchill] should stand as the definitive one-volume Churchill biography.” 
—The City Journal

“Andrew Roberts has written the best single-volume biography of Winston Churchill to date.”
—New York Journal of Books

“Like all of Andrew Roberts’s histories, Churchill is massively researched and exquisitely written. The author’s sharp sense of humor is often in evidence and warmly complements Churchill’s own. This is a brilliant work, by a very fine historian, on a permanently heroic and always fascinating figure.”
New Criterion

“A heroic biography, appropriately matched to the ambition, egotism, and undoubted achievement of the life it describes. It will surely remain the outstanding Churchill biography for many years to come.”
—International Churchill Society

“Riveting . . . A masterful biography, rich in detail and insight.”
Booklist (starred review)

“This biography is exhaustively researched, beautifully written and paced, deeply admiring but not hagiographic, and empathic and balanced in its judgments—a magnificent achievement.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A clear, well-limned view of a complex figure who, in no danger of being forgotten, continues to inspire. The most comprehensive single-volume biography of Churchill that we have in print and a boon for any student of the statesman and his times.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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