The Churchill Factor: How one man made history

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Genuinely clever... this book sizzles. The Times Churchill's own energy - his indefatigable pursuit of excitement, glory, place and power - demands a writer of fizz and passion to do history justice. Johnson is that writer. Mail on Sunday A bravura performance...Johnson has not only celebrated Churchill in this book: he has emulated him with comparable panache. Financial Times Splendidly enjoyable... It is rare to find a serious study of a politician that's this entertaining. Daily Express Readable, engaging and often funny. Evening Standard Johnson's history of Churchill is well crafted, amply researched, and a pleasure to read. It can serve as a change of pace from more plodding accounts. Library Journal An engagingly written romp through the elder statesman's greatest achievements. Observer A characteristically breathless romp through the life and times of our greatest wartime leader...high on entertainment as it is on providing an appraisal of the great man's achievements. Telegraph Johnson is a superb writer... Despite the heavy subject matter, The Churchill Factor is a light and quick read. The Globe and Mail Reading about Churchill is always a delight, and Johnson is an accomplished, accessible writer. Kirkus Reviews This is a rollicking tale of a political maverick. Radio Times A full-throated celebration of human greatness and perhaps the best (and certainly the funniest)...introduction to Churchill yet written. Daily Beast Filled with vivid observations. Washington Post The must-read biography of the year. Evening Standard A stunning tour de force... A riveting journalistic portrait of the countless different aspects of the great man's career and personality, to show more vividly than ever how Churchill was one of the most extraordinary human being who has ever lived. Sunday Telegraph

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Genuinely clever... this book sizzles. The Times Churchill's own energy - his indefatigable pursuit of excitement, glory, place and power - demands a writer of fizz and passion to do history justice. Johnson is that writer. Mail on Sunday A bravura performance...Johnson has not only celebrated Churchill in this book: he has emulated him with comparable panache. Financial Times Manages to be scholarly but not pedantic, pacy but not lightweight... the book wears its research lightly. Daily Express Readable, engaging and often funny. Evening Standard Johnson's history of Churchill is well crafted, amply researched, and a pleasure to read. It can serve as a change of pace from more plodding accounts. Library Journal An engagingly written romp through the elder statesman's greatest achievements. Observer A characteristically breathless romp through the life and times of our greatest wartime leader...high on entertainment as it is on providing an appraisal of the great man's achievements. Telegraph Johnson is a superb writer... Despite the heavy subject matter, The Churchill Factor is a light and quick read. The Globe and Mail Reading about Churchill is always a delight, and Johnson is an accomplished, accessible writer. Kirkus Reviews This is a rollicking tale of a political maverick. Radio Times

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ISBN 10: 1444783033 ISBN 13: 9781444783032
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Boris Johnson
Editorial: Hodder & Stoughton (2014)
ISBN 10: 1444783033 ISBN 13: 9781444783032
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Descripción Hodder & Stoughton, 2014. Taschenbuch. Estado de conservación: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, Versand per Büchersendung - 'He writes with gusto. the result is a book that is never boring, genuinely clever . this book sizzles.' The Times 'The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.' Marking the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays - with characteristic wit and passion-a man of multiple contradictions, contagious bravery, breath-taking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the King to stay out of action on D-Day; he embraced large-scale strategic bombing, yet hated the destruction of war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was a celebrated journalist, a great orator and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was famous for his ability to combine wining and dining with many late nights of crucial wartime decision-making. His open-mindedness made him a pioneer in health care, education, and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. Most of all, as Boris Johnson says, 'Churchill is the resounding human rebuttal to all who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces'. THE CHURCHILL FACTOR is a book to be enjoyed not only by anyone interested in history: it is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what makes a great leader. 416 pp. Englisch. Nº de ref. de la librería INF1000361355

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