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Churchill and War
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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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
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.
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.More about Geoffrey Best...