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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 1024
Vendor: Plume
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 3.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0452283523
ISBN-13: 9780452283527

Publisher's Description

A comprehensive portrait of Winston Churchill, an icon of modern history, from his childhood to the critical World War II period and beyond, in this definitive volume by acclaimed historian Roy Jenkins.

A New York Times Bestseller

"Far and away Churchill’s best one-volume biography."—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Roy Jenkins combines unparalleled command of British political history and his own high-level government experience in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject.

Exceptional in its breadth of knowledge and distinguished in its stylish wit and penetrating intelligence, Churchill is one of the finest political biographies of our time.


"Wryly astute… shrewd."—The Washington Post
 
"Jenkins catches Churchill’s studied self-inspection with the sure-shot sharpness of an expert portraitist."—Simon Schama, The New York Review of Books
 
"Churchill stands forth with Shakespearean bravura as the necessary hero for the most testing moment of national (and world) crisis. A satisfying summation of an unsurpassed life."—The San Diego Union-Tribune 

Author Bio

Roy Jenkins was the author of 18 books, including Gladstone, which won the Whitbread Prize for Biography. Active in British politics for half a century, he entered the House of Commons in 1948 and subsequently served as Minister of Aviation, Home Secretary, and Chancellor of the Exchequer; he was also the President of the European Commission and Chancellor of Oxford University. He died in 2003.

Editorial Reviews

"From Roy Jenkins's masterly biography, we emerge marveling at the manifold gifts that informed Churchill's genius for leadership."—Harold Evans, New York Times Book Review

"One might wonder whether anything fresh remains to be said about Winston Churchill, but Roy Jenkins uniquely combines the skills of a master biographer with the insights of a practical politician and draws a fresh portrait of the great Englishman with authority, elegance, and wit. This is far and away Churchill's best one-volume biography."—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

"This is a splendid addition to Churchillian lore, a chronicle full of revealing personal anecdotes, delightful wartime vignettes, and fascinating new insights into the critical 1939-1945 years."—Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel


"Wryly astute… shrewd."—The Washington Post
 
"Jenkins catches Churchill’s studied self-inspection with the sure-shot sharpness of an expert portraitist."—Simon Schama, The New York Review of Books
 
"Churchill stands forth with Shakespearean bravura as the necessary hero for the most testing moment of national (and world) crisis. A satisfying summation of an unsurpassed life."—The San Diego Union-Tribune 

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