Description - Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts
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.
Buy Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 50mm)
Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts
Book Reviews - Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Churchill: Walking with Destiny book by Andrew Roberts and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)
A Preview for this title is currently not available.