Sunday, January 17, 2016

Review ~ Churchill by Paul Johnson

Title: Churchill 
Author: Paul Johnson
Copyright: 2009
Type: biography
Pages: 192
Series: no

Reason for Reading
Love biographies wanted to know more about Churchill

Summary:
An acclaimed historian presents a revelatory look at the greatest statesman of the twentieth century

For eminent historian Paul Johnson, Winston Churchill remains an enigma in need of unraveling. Soldier, parliamentarian, Prime Minister, orator, painter, writer, husband, and leader—all of these facets combine to make Churchill one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history.

In Churchill, Johnson applies a wide lens and an unconventional approach to illuminate the various phases of Churchill’s career. From his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the Empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the advent of the Cold War, Johnson shows how Churchill’s immense adaptability combined with his natural pugnacity to make him a formidable leader for the better part of a century. Johnson’s narration of Churchill’s many triumphs and setbacks, rich with anecdote and quotation, illustrates the man’s humor, resilience, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before.

Winston Churchill’s hold on contemporary readers has never slackened, and Paul Johnson’s lively, concise biography will appeal to historians and general nonfiction readers alike.
 

Thoughts/Opinions
I really enjoyed this audio book. It didn't obviously go into the whole history of Winston Churchill. It did hit on his early life briefly and it hit on his time building up into the man that he was suppose to be and how he became the man he was. The audio did a very good job and building up to help us understand how he became the man he is and how many times he succeeded only to fail and have to pick himself back up and start from scratch. I thought it was well written and it was fantastically done. What was great about it is that every part was needed and not overly written to where you wished they had cut something out. In fact every part of the audio was something that was needed. 

Goodreads Grade: 4 out of 5 stars
Would you recommend this book to others? I think that this is something that you should read if you like biographies and want to know more about Winston Churchill


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