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Churchill
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  • Published: 31 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446484920
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Churchill


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'Excellent This book - neither hagiography nor critique, just a portra it, warts, wit and all - is a refreshing antidote to the vast tomes on Churchill. ' Guardian

This astute biography brilliantly captures, in one volume, the full range of Winston Churchill's astonishing career. perhaps the greatest political figure of modern times, Churchill's achievement extended well beyond his emblematic role in the Second World War. Piers Brendon brings great wit and dozens of pungent anecdotes to this penetrating account, illuminating the 'monstrous compound' of courage and egotism, rudeness and humour, brutality and compassion that was Winston Churchill. What emerges from these pages is one of the most fascinating and colourful figures of the twentieth century. To rescue Churchill from being buried under millions of words Piers Brendon has written a brief but brilliant profile of the colossus.

  • Pub date: 31 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446484920
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Piers Brendon

Piers Brendon is the author of more than a dozen books, including biographies of Churchill and Eisenhower, the best-selling Eminent Edwardians; The Windsors; The Dark Valley; The Hawker of Morwenstow; the highly acclaimed The Decline and Fall of the British Empire and, most recently, Eminent Elizabethans. He also writes for television and contributes frequently to the national press. Formerly Keeper of the Churchill Archives Centre, he is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Praise for Churchill

“I applaud the brevity and the freshness. . . brought to his subject. Churchill comes off the canvas alive and kicking, sometimes viciously.”

DAILY MAIL


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