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  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141981253
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1152
  • RRP: $40.00

Churchill

Walking With Destiny




The blockbuster biography of the greatest Briton, by one of Britain's bestselling historians.

Winston Churchill towers over every other figure in twentieth-century British history. By the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1965, many thought him to be the greatest man in the world.

There have been over a thousand previous biographies of Churchill. Andrew Roberts now draws on over forty new sources, including the private diaries of King George VI, used in no previous Churchill biography to depict him more intimately and persuasively than any of its predecessors. The book in no way conceals Churchill's faults and it allows the reader to appreciate his virtues and character in full: his titanic capacity for work (and drink), his ability see the big picture, his willingness to take risks and insistence on being where the action was, his good humour even in the most desperate circumstances, the breadth and strength of his friendships and his extraordinary propensity to burst into tears at unexpected moments. Above all, it shows us the wellsprings of his personality - his lifelong desire to please his father (even long after his father's death) but aristocratic disdain for the opinions of almost everyone else, his love of the British Empire, his sense of history and its connection to the present.

  • Pub date: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141981253
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1152
  • RRP: $40.00

About the Author

Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts is the bestselling author of The Storm of War, Masters and CommandersNapoleon and Wellington, and Waterloo. A Fellow of the Napoleonic Institute, he has won many prizes, including the Wolfson History Prize and the British Army Military Book Award, writes frequently for The Wall Street Journal, and has written and presented a number of popular documentaries. He lives in New York City.

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