How does he assess the information that is brought to him? How does his personal or political philosophy, or a moral sense, sustain him? How does he draw inspiration from those around him? How does he deal with setbacks and disasters? In this brilliant close-up look at Winston Churchill's leadership during the Second World War, Gilbert gets to the heart of the trials and struggles that have confronted the world's most powerful leaders, even up to current politicians such as George Bush and Tony Blair.
Basing the book on his intimate knowledge of Churchill's private and official papers, Sir Martin Gilbert, Churchill’s official biographer, looks at the public figure and wartime propaganda, to reveal a very human, sensitive, and often tormented man, who nevertheless found the strength to lead his nation forward from the darkest and most dangerous of times.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.18(w) x 7.93(h) x 0.27(d)|
About the Author
Sir Martin Gilbert is Winston Churchill's official biographer and a leading historian of the modern world. He is the author of seventy-three books, among them Churchill: A Life, comprehensive studies of both the First and Second World Wars, and his three-volume work A History of the Twentieth Century. He was made an Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, in 1994 and was knighted in 1995. He lives in London with his wife Susan and their two boys.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of the great Churchill biographers Martin Gilbert in this small volume presents a kind of summary of major principles about his war leadership. Churchill's tremendous capacity for studying and knowing a subject, his vision, his determination in the face of great odds, his refusal to say anything but defiance to defeat, his tremendous power of inspirational speech, his ability to lead against opposition but nonetheless at times let himself be overruled when all advisors cautioned a course other than that he recommended, his great love of the British people and his faith in them- these are among the qualities Gilbert writes so convincingly about in this highly enjoyable and valuable work.
The book was very interesting, but for only 66 pages, it is a very pricey ebook.
Reads like a book report and jumps around chronologicallt too much. Save your money
I would love to read it and I believe you are right.