Paul Addison's top 10 books on Churchill | Books | The GuardianPlease refresh the page and retry. It is brave of Andrew Roberts, before embarking on this 1,page biography of the man routinely described as the greatest ever Briton, to point out that there have already been 1, biographies of him. It invites the question: why another? The problem with Churchill, for two reasons, is his legend. First, because of that legend, everyone who met him, from long before he directed our affairs in the darkest hour, felt it important to record every aspect and impression of him, which is why there are not just those thousand biographies, but books on what he ate, drank, wore, and so on. He was a Technicolor personality in an increasingly monochrome age, and there was plenty to record — his jokes though Roberts doubts he lacked the gallantry to tell Bessie Braddock, who accused him of being drunk, that while he would be sober in the morning, she would still be hideously ugly ; his florid orations in antique English; his apophthegms; and, of course, his awesome misjudgments.
Churchill : Walking with Destiny
For most chjrchill us, Roberts will be enough, David A January Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values", and failed to get into the sort of smart regiment his parents had hoped. He under-achieved at Sandh. Thomas.
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Was there really that much more to be said? The New York Times titled its review of Mr. The Economist called it one of the best books of The Brunswick Review spoke with Mr. Roberts on the US leg of his global book tour, which had featured discussions moderated by political heavyweights—including Karl Rove and Michael Gove —alongside the occasionally bizarre conversation. Roberts said. She did buy three books though, which now that I think about it, might make her self-absorbed.