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Churchill by Paul  Johnson
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Aug 02, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: history, personal-development, politics
Read in August, 2011

This is a happy little biography of a great man. I've read a handful of bios on Churchill, and I think that this is the best (for its size). It progresses nicely through his life and gives a good feel for the development of the man. The author, Paul Johnson, highlights Churchill's political falls and his comebacks. In the end, Johnson even gives life lessons drawn from the study of Churchill, including 1) set your goals very high and 2) work very hard toward them. Those two lessons may seem common-sensical or even to be cliches, but the reality is that both are life-changing and, in the case of Winston Churchill, world-changing. Good show.

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