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Churchill by Paul  Johnson
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Feb 16, 2011

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This was a strange biography. It was thorough in some parts, but completely negligent in others. Johnson gave us almost every detail about every joke or roaring speech, but it wasn't even until after the end of the war (about 90% into the book) that we learn that Churchill had 3 daughters, and it was just mentioned once in passing. This sort of select telling of the story made for a certain disconnect to Churchill throughout the bio.

Also, it seemed as if the author truly believed Churchill could do no wrong. And if he ever did, it was all justified in due course.

I would imagine that there are better bios out there on Churchill.

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