The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History
Hodder & Stoughton, 2015 - 421 עמודים
**A refreshingly original biography for fans of The Darkest Hour**
'He writes with gusto... the result is a book that is never boring, genuinely clever ... this book sizzles.' The Times
The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.
On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, and written in conjunction with the Churchill Estate, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - 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 multiple contradictions, contagious bravery, breath-taking 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 embraced large-scale strategic bombing, yet hated the destruction of war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was a celebrated journalist, a great orator and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was famous for his ability to combine wining and dining with many late nights of crucial wartime decision-making. His open-mindedness made him a pioneer in health care, education, and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect.
Most of all, as Boris Johnson says, 'Churchill is the resounding human rebuttal to all who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces'.
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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