Churchill: Walking with Destiny

January 14, 2020 - Comment

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Books of 2018One of The Economist’s Best Books of 2018One of The New York Times’s Notable Books of 2018 “Unarguably the best single-volume biography of Churchill . . . A brilliant feat of storytelling, monumental in scope, yet put together with tenderness for a

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

One of The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Books of 2018
One of The Economist’s Best Books of 2018
One of The New York Times’s Notable Books of 2018

“Unarguably the best single-volume biography of Churchill . . . A brilliant feat of storytelling, monumental in scope, yet put together with tenderness for a man who had always believed that he would be Britain’s savior.” —Wall Street Journal

In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman and leader can finally be fully seen and understood–by the bestselling, award-winning author of Napoleon and The Storm of War.

When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved? In Churchill, Andrew Roberts gives readers the full and definitive Winston Churchill, from birth to lasting legacy, as personally revealing as it is compulsively readable.

Roberts gained exclusive access to extensive new material: transcripts of War Cabinet meetings, diaries, letters and unpublished memoirs from Churchill’s contemporaries. The Royal Family permitted Roberts–in a first for a Churchill biographer–to read the detailed notes taken by King George VI in his diary after his weekly meetings with Churchill during World War II. This treasure trove of access allows Roberts to understand the man in revelatory new ways, and to identify the hidden forces fueling Churchill’s legendary drive.

We think of Churchill as a hero who saved civilization from the evils of Nazism and warned of the grave crimes of Soviet communism, but Roberts’s masterwork reveals that he has as much to teach us about the challenges leaders face today–and the fundamental values of courage, tenacity, leadership and moral conviction.

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Anonymous says:

Don’t buy if you have eyesight problems I can’t comment on the quality of this book. Going by reputable reviews, I think it is probably superb. I ordered it for my husband who I think would love it. But the typeface is so small, he can’t read read it without great difficulty. I’ll be donating it to our library. I think the publishers should be reprimanded. Who do they think are the main consumers of literature on Churchill? Older people. Don’t be such cheapskates. This book should have been published in two volumes in a…

Anonymous says:

A great biography of Sir Winston Churchill the greatest English statesman of all time! Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) lived an epic life of heroism, statesmanship, scholarship and artistic accomplishment. He was the Prime Minister (taking office on May 10th 1940 as the dark skies of Europe were clogged by the odious Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany) of Great Britain. Churchill’s father was the cold and aloof Randolph Churchill who served in Parliament and the fetching beauty Jenny Jerome Churchill his social butterfly American mother. She had affairs with many men including the…

Anonymous says:

Poor Printing Practice? I love the content of the book. However the publisher did a poor job on this initial release. The book literally stinks the room (not sure if it is the paper or the ink). Many pages were smudged, wet ink from one page got onto opposite page, please see the attached photo of a example.

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