The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History
Penguin, 13 בנוב׳ 2014 - 384 עמודים
From London’s inimitable mayor, Boris Johnson, the story of how Churchill’s eccentric genius shaped not only his world but our own.
On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill’s death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays—with characteristic wit and passion—a man of contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity.
Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the king to stay out of action on D-Day; he pioneered aerial bombing and few could match his experience in organizing violence on a colossal scale, yet he hated war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was the most famous journalist of his time and perhaps the greatest orator of all time, despite a lisp and chronic depression he kept at bay by painting. His maneuvering positioned America for entry into World War II, even as it ushered in England’s post-war decline. His openmindedness made him a trailblazer in health care, education, and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. Most of all, he was a rebuttal to the idea that history is the story of vast and impersonal forces; he is proof that one person—intrepid, ingenious, determined—can make all the difference.
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LibraryThing Reviewביקורת משתמש - setnahkt - LibraryThing
A surprise Christmas gift; arrived via next day air with no hint of who it came from. At any rate, this is the third Churchill biography I’ve read (The Last Lion by William Manchester and Winston ... קרא סקירה מלאה
LibraryThing Reviewביקורת משתמש - Malarchy - LibraryThing
The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson is a fun biography of the great statesman and icon who led Britain through World War II. It is not a detailed description of the actions of Churchill's life but ... קרא סקירה מלאה
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