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Churchill and War

3.27  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Winston Churchill saved Britain and Europe by his incomparable leadership in the Second World War. His involvement in war, however, stretched over a far longer period and was one of the main themes of his long life. Cavalryman at Omdurman, infantry colonel in the trenches, First Lord of the Admiralty, as well as wartime Prime Minister, he wrote copiously about combat as a ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published December 23rd 2005 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published 2005)
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Goran Ovčariček
Apr 02, 2014 Goran Ovčariček rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Let me start by saying that this book is absolute garbage. The purpose, the goal of this book just eludes me. I mean, it's obvious that Geoffrey Best regards Winston Churchill as a giant (perhaps a God?) among men, but to witness the depths and lengths of hypocrisy he is willing to spit out to "prove" his point is something else. It's borderline absurd. It's borderline idiocy. Best has his head so far up Churchill's intestines that he clearly lost his senses, so he wonders around in the dark try ...more
Bob Ryan
Jan 12, 2015 Bob Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was starting to read Churchill's history of WWII and surprised by the breadth of his knowledge of warships, modern weapon systems and war tactics. I thought this book would answer those questions. Mr. Best has authored several books on Churchill. This one covers Churchill from his first experiences in the British military to the Cold War and his death in 1965.

I was not disappointed. Best uses dozens of sources, including Churchill's own writings, to present the man and how he came to be one of
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Ivana
Jan 03, 2017 Ivana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Autor nije puno pažnje posvećivao objašnjavanju tko su ljudi i mjesta koje spominje u knjizi, pa je uz ovu knjigu, osim ako niste vrstan poznavatelj povijesti 20. stoljeća potrebno imati pri ruci još neke, ili se poslužiti Googleom (često). Inače je zanimljiva i otkriva podosta o Churchilovom unutarnjem, intimnom poimanju rata, ratovanja, sukoba. Najviše ga u tome razotrkivaju osobna pisma koja je razmjenjivao, posebno ona sa suprugom.
Jessica
Apr 01, 2009 Jessica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book was significantly better than its predecessor (Churchill: Study of Greatness). Surprisingly it was in a better order, not themed based and it explained his personality in greater detail. I still say that Manchester has the best Churchill biography.
Patrick
Sep 26, 2007 Patrick marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recently acquired at the Friends of the Library bookstore for the San Pedro, CA public library.
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Now retired Geoffrey Best is an historian of mid-Victorian England, of modern warfare and its laws, and of Britain and Europe in the 20th century. He taught at the Universities of Sussex and Edinburgh until his retirement.
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