Book Reviews of Churchill: A Biography

Churchill: A Biography
Churchill A Biography
Author: Roy Jenkins
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ISBN-13: 9780452283527
ISBN-10: 0452283523
Publication Date: 11/2002
Pages: 1,024
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Plume Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Hmmm, I suppose this might be a sympathetic biography, although he comes off (as a young man, anyway) as a spoiled brat. A lot of people couldn't stand him. I don't know if the fact that Roy Jenkins was in another political party during the time they were both in parliament changed the author's perceptions. (Of course, Roy Jenkins is a lot like Churchill, a writer, painter, youngest member of parliament, changed parties, was an elder statesman, etc.) I read up until 1922, I suppose nothing really interesting happened after that.
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A comprehensive portrait of the British prime minister and World War II hero. The book covers his life from childhood to his post WW2 years. The author uses his own experience as a member of the House of Lords to provide insight and anecdotes on Churchill's strengths and failures as the leader of Britian in the 20th century.
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Yowza! He writes parentheticals within parentheticals within parentheticals. I counted a 110 word sentence, and I'm sure there were longer ones. Very interesting history, dare I say Winston Churchill kind of reminds me of Donald Trump (that's not an endorsement), "brash" is used to describe him a lot. Anyway, I read up until Churchill was 46 years old, and figured that nothing really happens to anyone after that age, so I stopped reading.