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A book by Paul Johnson

Starred Review. In this enthusiastic yet first-rate biography, veteran British historian Johnson (Modern Times) asserts that Winston Churchill (1874–1965) was the 20th century's most valuable figure: No man did more to preserve freedom and democracy.... … see full wiki

Author: Paul Johnson
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Viking Adult
3 reviews about Churchill
review by . February 26, 2012
Like his near contemporary Teddy Roosevelt (the reasons for the concurrence might make an interesting historical comparision) the scope of Churchill's interests, output, and impact on the world's political, social, cultural, economic, and military life can hardly be contained in one volume.  But Johnson presents a great first look through the keyhole at the vast subject of Churchill in this extended essay.  Perhaps Johnson is most comfortable with his short subjects--see his similarly …
review by . February 03, 2010
Sir Winston Churchill's has to be one of the most well-documented and written-about lives ever lived -- due in no small measure to his own efforts, of course, but new books about the man seem to come out almost monthly, and have been doing so for decades. If nothing else, the man is the subject of the largest single biography ever written, the Official Biography by Randolph Churchill and Martin Gilbert. How much more can there really be to say?    One area where I am most willing …
review by . January 01, 2010
The era of the great man seems to have passed us by. Today's leaders range from venal, grasping politicians to non-entities who seized power through coups to satisfy their own greed and lust. The 20th Century was unique in the number of great men who came to the fore, mostly from ordinary circumstances, to shape and reshape history. Mao murdered 70 million or more Chinese, but brought tough order to a nation that had been in decline for centuries. His successors needed only 50 or so years to blend …
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