Friday, February 12, 2010


Succinct. Do any of us really need to read another book about Winston Churchill? The man himself was so prolific that it could take months (or years) of steady reading to get through his own works. Even so, I highly recommend Paul Johnson’s succinct biography titled, Churchill. Johnson hones in on pivotal episodes of Winston’s life, reminding us of the many ups and downs in the great man’s life. Johnson attempts to balance Churchill’s outstanding achievements with his colossal blunders, but it’s obvious that Johnson worships Churchill, and the mistakes are dispatched more swiftly than are the successes applauded. Johnson’s writing is sharp, the subject always fascinating, and reading Churchill is worth every brief minute spent enjoying it.

Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)
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