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Never Give in: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill (Leaders in Action)

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Winston Churchill was one of the most extraordinary leaders of the twentieth century. What was it that enabled him to stand so steadfastly when all those around him seemed to turn back in fear? What was it that enabled him to inspire whole nations to endure the unendurable and to achieve the unachievable when all those around him had already surrendered all hope? This rema ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published September 20th 2002 by Cumberland House Publishing (first published January 1st 1995)
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Feb 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Greg by: Picked it up after a visit to the Churchill museum in London
Never Give In was for me a wonderful foray into the life and principles of one of the great leaders of our time, Winston Churchill. Though not to be mistaken for a serious biography of the man, for a small volume targeted for a view of his life through a specific lens (that of values and principles), this was a good read. For a more serious biography, look somewhere else. The author is an avowed Christian (as was Churchill himself), and makes no apologies about taking that perspective, but it di ...more
Michelle Brock
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: biography
The idea is a good one: a short biography of leader, and then short essays on character traits that the leader exemplifies. This is one of a series, different leaders and different authors, but all books having a similar approach.

A short biography need not feel rushed or incomplete, but this biography was both. Large gaps of time in Churchill's life seemed to come abruptly. Perhaps different transition sentences would have helped; I'm not sure. The essays on leadership qualities seemed as though
Beez Beasley
Apr 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
NEVER GIVE IN! A huge lesson in life.
An insight into who Churchill was...his values and skills that created a leader of a lifetime
Gina Johnson
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
AO year 6 book. I loved this book so much!!! A great biography of Churchill.
“What they miss, though, and what even Churchill’s peers missed about him, is that Churchill’s greatness was not first and foremost a matter of externals. His greatness was and still remains a matter of externals. His greatness was and still remains a matter of the heart - of faith and values and religion- and when modern secularists attempt to imitate Churchill without taking on the very faith and Christian world view
Tobin Deering
May 13, 2014 rated it liked it
I thought this was a really interesting book about the life of Winston churchhill. This book really opened my eyes to see that Winston's life wasn't the easiest lives in the world which really helped me relate and get more into the book. Even though it is a very interesting about his life focusing more on the life besides the politics, in a lot of areas it seemed to repeat itself and started to get dry towards the end. The book is well set up with the first section portraying important events th ...more
Aug 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I read this book a few years ago. I was very pleased this book was more about the man Churchill was rather that a primer on principles of leadership. The leadership aspect is in the book but Churchill is far more interesting as a person and how he lived during that time.
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Inspirational book...I liked that it talked about his character traits rather than every detail on everything that he ever did in his life.
Mar 02, 2015 rated it liked it
I love learning about Winston Churchill, but this book lacked depth, and I think it needed more information. Good book, though, about leadership. But not a biography
May 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
Read the review I wrote in "Give me Liberty"
this is one of the 16 books in Leaders in Action series. Great quick reads!
Melissa Silvernagel
A wonderful book that I read aloud to my teenage boys. A wonderful introduction to a legendary leader.
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well written, highly readable biography of arguably the most significant English-speaking leader of the 20th century, Winston Churchill. A valuable addition to any history reader's library.
Oct 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Great little book about a great man.
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
A concise and delightful introduction to the amazing life of Winston Churchill.
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Super inspiring.
Abhy Sunny
Dec 23, 2014 rated it liked it
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Although Churchill's life story is an interesting one, I personally don't feel excited about lot of his ideas. There is certainly, something to learn from his leadership qualities though.
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful short - fast read!!!! Love love love
Beverley Oliver
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Well organised insight into Winston Churchill.
Mar 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
I read this book for an english class. It was a good book, but the best part of it was learning about Winston Churchill. He was a fascinating person.
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