In Search of Churchill: A Historian's Journey

In Search of Churchill: A Historian's Journey

by Martin Gilbert
     
 

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Penetrating . . . beautifully rounds out and humanizes the character of the greatest statesman of the twentieth century. —San Francisco Chronicle.

"A multifaceted gem, sparkling with anecdotes and insights about the nature of biography, the challenges and rewards of historical research, and of course Winston Churchill." —Richmond

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Penetrating . . . beautifully rounds out and humanizes the character of the greatest statesman of the twentieth century. —San Francisco Chronicle.

"A multifaceted gem, sparkling with anecdotes and insights about the nature of biography, the challenges and rewards of historical research, and of course Winston Churchill." —Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Everything about Winston Churchill is extraordinary. During his excavation of his subject, Martin Gilbert has discovered many gems. In this book he holds some of the most gorgeous jewels up to the light for us to admire." —The Spectator.

"Gilbert here gives us Churchill's vast humanity with the politics largely left out. Readers daunted by the 8,000-odd pages of the official life should start here. They will love it." —The Times (London).

"The portrait of Winston Churchill is . . . vivid and painted with an affection and humour that rarely appear in the official biography." —London Daily Telegraph.

"The work [Gilbert] has done puts all historians of the twentieth century, and all students of Churchill, incalculably in his debt." —London Sunday Telegraph.

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Library Journal
Gilbert became a research assistant to Randolph Churchill soon after Randolph began an official biography of his father. After Randolph's death, Gilbert became the official biographer and finished the eight-volume life of Churchill (Winston Churchill: Volume 1, LJ 10/1/66; Volume 8, LJ 10/1/88). The present work is both the story of his research and a look at the more personal side of Churchill than one finds in his official biography. Gilbert has done extensive research on this and other books, using a wide variety of sources. He discusses the work, pleasures, disappointments, and pitfalls involved in historical research. At a time of renewed interest in Churchill, this book serves a dual purpose: it adds to our knowledge of Churchill, and it will either encourage or discourage would-be future historians. Recommended for most libraries.-Marilyn Dailey, Natrona Cty. P.L., Casper, Wyo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471180722
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/18/1997
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,329,287
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Born in London and educated at Oxford, MARTIN GILBERT is one of the world's preeminent biographers and historians. In addition to his universally acclaimed biography of Churchill, he is the author of Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century (Wiley), The Second World War: A Complete History, and Holocaust: The History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War.

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