Churchill : walking with destiny

by Roberts, Andrew, 1963-

Format: Print Book 2018
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Summary
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

One of The Wall Street Journal 's Ten Best Books of 2018
One of The Economist 's Best Books of 2018
One of The New York Times 's Notable Books of 2018

"Unarguably the best single-volume biography of Churchill . . . A brilliant feat of storytelling, monumental in scope, yet put together with tenderness for a man who had always believed that he would be Britain's savior." -- Wall Street Journal

In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman and leader can finally be fully seen and understood--by the bestselling, award-winning author of Napoleon and The Last King of America.

When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved? In Churchill, Andrew Roberts gives readers the full and definitive Winston Churchill, from birth to lasting legacy, as personally revealing as it is compulsively readable.

Roberts gained exclusive access to extensive new material: transcripts of War Cabinet meetings, diaries, letters and unpublished memoirs from Churchill's contemporaries. The Royal Family permitted Roberts--in a first for a Churchill biographer--to read the detailed notes taken by King George VI in his diary after his weekly meetings with Churchill during World War II. This treasure trove of access allows Roberts to understand the man in revelatory new ways, and to identify the hidden forces fueling Churchill's legendary drive.

We think of Churchill as a hero who saved civilization from the evils of Nazism and warned of the grave crimes of Soviet communism, but Roberts's masterwork reveals that he has as much to teach us about the challenges leaders face today--and the fundamental values of courage, tenacity, leadership and moral conviction.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* For the historian Arthur Bryant, the death of Winston Churchill meant the day of giants is gone forever. But that day dawns again as Roberts retraces the improbable life course that a modern Atlas traverses before fulfilling his boyhood dream of leading Britain through a great national crisis. As Churchill dodges swords and bullets while fighting dervishes in Sudan, Boers in South Africa, and Germans in France, readers see him manifest the physical valor necessary to later lead England through her darkest hour. But Roberts reveals that Churchill's labors as a writer do more than his military adversity to inculcate his unyielding courage. As Churchill pens the histories and biographies that would lead to to a Nobel Prize for literature in 1953, readers see him develop a passionate awareness of history. Roberts identifies one book as a particularly potent influence in priming Churchill for his epoch-making historical role in leading Britain to victory over Hitler: the biography he wrote about his valiant ancestor the first Duke of Marlborough, who, like his descendant, endured political disgrace only to rise again as Britain's wartime hero. Though Roberts frankly acknowledges Churchill's blunders, political and military, this riveting narrative ultimately burnishes the iconic statesman's reputation. A masterful biography, rich in detail and insight.--Bryce Christensen Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Roberts (Napoleon: A Life) serves up an extraordinary biography of Winston Churchill. A resolutely pro-British empire "child of the Victorian era" who was emotionally neglected by his aristocratic father and frivolous American-raised mother, Churchill by his 20s had already reported from, fought in, and sometimes written books about imperial struggles in such places as Cuba, Sudan, India, and South Africa. He leveraged fame due to an escape from Boer captivity to win an election to British parliament in 1900 at age 25. As first lord of the admiralty during WWI, he was scapegoated for the military fiasco of Gallipoli in 1915 and cast into the political wilderness, which strengthened his nonconformist, independent nature, Roberts writes, helping him when he became prime minister in 1940. Roberts captures Churchill's close working relationship with FDR ("the greatest American friend we have ever known"), his distrust of his chiefs of staff, and his excessive faith in Stalin's promises in 1945. He also captures the man, dispelling the myth that Churchill was prone to depression and revealing his deep love for his wife, Clementine; his egotism, his wit, his loyalty to friends, his penchant sometimes for "selfishness, insensitivity, and ruthlessness"; and his "sybaritic" love of good drink and cigars. This biography is exhaustively researched, beautifully written and paced, deeply admiring but not hagiographic, and empathic and balanced in its judgments-a magnificent achievement. Agent: Georgina Capel, Georgina Capel Assoc. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Churchill, Winston, -- 1874-1965.
Prime ministers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Statesmen -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Politicians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Biographies.
Publisher [New York] :2018
Language English
Description xix, 1105 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, genealogical table ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 983-1044) and index.
ISBN 1101980990
9781101980996
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