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Oying It s enough to mention it saying it could be a motivating factor but to keep implying it was one of the main reasons for his success is ridiculous Churchill was a man built for reatness and he achieved all of through sheer will And even if his childhood circumstances were favorable I doubt it would have changed the many things he achieved and the ideologies he had This is purely hypothetical ofcourse just like the author was in every other chapterAlso one point to note is most of the book is a lot of direct uotations from various characters with minimal commentary from the author who was just sewing events together This I realized is what made this book wonderful The ending where the author himself expressed views on the various events in Churchill s life almost categorizing them arbitrarily into Saphyre good and bad left me annoyed In conclusion even though I loved the book I liked the author for his compilation not his writing On the author s speaking tours publicising this book Dr Roberts states that this is the 1011th biography of Winston Churchill The obvious uestion is why write about a subject so well covered beforeFirst of all Andrew Roberts has had access to new sources including exclusive access to King George VI diary an invaluable window in to the life of Churchill as he met the King every Tuesday during the war and seems to have used the time to let off steam in confidential surroundings The author also has had access to Pamela Churchill s love letters none of which seem to have been to her husband RandolphDespite the booksreat length it is a very readable account of Sir Winston s life written beautifully This book is bound to become a classic At last I had the authority to The Day the Crayons Quit give direction over the whole scene I felt as if I were walking with destiny and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trialI thought I knew aood deal about it all and I was sure I should not fail Therefore although impatient for the morning I slept soundly and had no need for cheering dreams Facts are better than dreams Winston Churchill upon becoming Prime Minister in 1940How do you fit a life as long and full as Winston Churchill s into a single volume The answer is that you need a big book one that is figuratively and nearly literally the size of Churchill himself Andrew Roberts Churchill Walking With Destiny is a big book I do not mean to dwell on the size of this volume but it is prodigious It is 982 pages of text not including endnotes index and bibliography and it attempts to at least mention every incident of Churchill s existence 1 February 13 2019 Chapters 1 3First off Roberts loves Churchill no uestion but he is not blind to his faults and he s not about to let any reader of his book be blind to them either in which pursuit he lets Churchill speak for himself much of the time On the issue of women voting the young Churchill was profoundly chauvinist arguing that only the most undesirable class of women are eager for the right and that Those women who discharged their duty to the state viz marrying and Knight Esquire giving birth to children are adeuately represented by their husbands Churchill s comments on the Talib later the Taliban and Islamic fundamentalism after his service in India are so clearly illustrative of Santayana s Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it that all Americans can do is read them and weepAfter standing for Parliament once and losing Churchill wins his second contest Roberts writes Before the new MP had even taken his seat he had fought in four wars published five bookswritten 215 newspaper and magazine articles participated in thereatest cavalry charge in half a century and made a spectacular escape from prison2 February 17 2019 Chapters 4 8Churchill Was a progressive He shouldn t have been He was born in a ducal mansion in the age of Victoria a child of Empire who was convinced of the rightness and privilege and power of that Empire He lived a life of privilege too even when he couldn t pay for it But I don t know what other than progressive you would call someone who charged into Parliament at the age of 25 andworked to lose the House of Lords their right of veto over bills passed by the House of Commons said House of Lords containing many of his own relativesopposed tariffs writing High protective tariffs although they might increase the profits of capital are to the poor and the poorest of the poor a cursed engine of robbery and oppression believed in Free Trade Part of Churchill s belief in Free Trade was based on the widespread conviction that it promoted world peaceSee the Golden Arches Doctrineopposed the Aliens Bill in 1904 which was intended to restrict the immigration into Britain of Jews escaping from pogroms in Tsarist Russiaintroduced labor exchanges where unemployed workers were put in touch with potential employerswon a half holiday for shop workershelped push through an Old Age Pensions Act in 1908 five shillings each 23 today for 600000 old people It is not much Churchill was to say of the very modest pension provision unless you have not ot it with Lloyd George introduced unemployment insurancereduced coal miners work days to eight hoursimproved mine safetyincreased taxes even and especially on the wealthyIn 1910 he became Home Secretary where he reviewed death sentences and commuted half of them worked for prison reform and ot it sent 300 Metropolitan Police officers armed only with rolled up raincoats to disperse a riot in Tonypandy in Wales every reader of Josephine Tey will thrill to that passage and still found time to marry Clementine Hozier who was an enthusiastic supporter of the vote for women She wrote to The Times in opposition to the anti suffragist sentiment in the Letters to the Editor The uestion seems no longer to be Should women have votes but Ought women not to be abolished altogetherI d like to read her biography tooIn 1911 he became First Lord of the Admiralty and swept down on that unfortunate organization like Hurricane Winston cleaning house of bad admirals and bad policy in eual measure He had his eye on Germany who were building a very large very modern navy very uickly and he started England building ships lots of them This left him open to charges of warmongering by his enemies of which he had by then many and whose opprobriums against him read like an Edwardian Twitter feed Lloyd George told newspaper proprietor Sir George Riddell somewhat scornfully that all Churchill could ever think about was how to sink the German Fleet as soon as war broke out Uh yeah pretty sure that s how you win wars But at the same time Churchill was building ships he offered Kaiser Wilhelm no less than three opportunities for both nations to together stand down their arms races and was refused every time Roberts writes if Churchill had died before 1939 he would principally be known as the man who Shadow Work: A New Guide to Spiritual and Psychological Growth got the Royal Navy ready for the Great WarProgressive or not his assumption of white racial and in particular British superiority was unuestionable at least thus far in his life Churchill s assumption of white racial superiority was palpable throughout his articles and subseuent book My African Journey That the local people had their own religions tribal dress and systems of morality and justice did not seem to occur to himChurchill felt aenuine and profound sense of paternalist duty towards the natives of the British EmpireBut progressive he undoubtedly also was No one is ever only one thing and evidently Churchill contained multitudes 3 March 10 2019 Chapters 9 11While Roberts doesn t try to hide Churchill s faults he does spend what feels sometimes like an inordinate amount of time explaining them away and never fails to point out the moral of the story afterward Hence the entire chapter on Gallipoli Referring to the expedition as a legitimate war Metabolic Repair Manual gamble allowed detractors for ever afterwards to allege that Churchill sambler s instinct had led him to Law and Society: A Sociological Approach gamble away men s lives and indeed there is noetting away from the terrible losses The British Empire killed and wounded numbered 114743 of whom 21882 died in action and 8899 in hospital The French had 17235 recorded burialsAnd then inevitably Roberts Just an Illusion - Side A goes on to say The Dardanelles debacle taught Churchill areat deal that was to stand him in excellent stead during the Second World WarI should have made nothing if I had not made mistakes Churchill wrote to Clementine soon after resigning He had made colossal mistakes during the Dardanelles debacle but the lessons he learned from them were of immense value a uarter of a century laterChurchill Was Forced From Government And Then Astonishingly forced from Cybersecurity: Protecting Critical Infrastructures from Cyber Attack and Cyber Warfare (Zones of Religion) government and then astonishingly to serve under fire on the Western Front in the 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards One of its officers Harold Macmillan later recalled that There wasreat opposition to the damned politician but in two days he had won them all over It s easy to see why Churchill found a sentry asleep at his post I frightened him dreadfully but did not charge him with the crime he told Clementine He was only a ladthe penalty is death or at least two years Instead he kept watch so that others could sleepHe uickly ot his section of the line dry with boarded and drained trenches and provided his men with thick parapets ood wire and clear fields of fireAs well as because Churchill many other Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement good soldier practices and a few bad ones like taking part in over 30 officers patrols in the 300 yards of no man s land a job well below his payrade at times etting close enough to hear the German troops talking Fun fact At one point he and Adolf Hitler were ten miles across the front lines from each other If onlyHe was recalled to overnment as the Minister of Munitions where he immediately began to remediate the Allies chronic undersupply of bullets and bombs and as By now he had learned to fly a manifestation of his eternal curiosity into the all new and improved technology rolling over the industrial landscape all of which he was determined to adapt to Britain s military benefit as uickly as possible But not uickly enough for the dead One in ten British men between the ages of twenty and forty five had died in the war some 744000 as well as 14600 merchant seamen and 1000 civilians A further 150000 Britons died of Spanish influenza that winterProbably about thirty seconds after the Armistice Churchill set about writing a five volume history of the Great War No war is so sanguinary as the war of exhaustion Churchill wrote No plan could be unpromising than the plan of frontal attack Yet on these two brutal expedients the military authorities of France and Britain consumed during three successive years the flower of their national manhood It also engendered an antipathy for war in that part of Europe still standing that caused the survivors to wilfully ignore the rowing #threat of fascism and Adolf Hitler in Germany and communism and Stalin in Russia Churchill almost alone among his #of fascism and Adolf Hitler in Germany and communism and Stalin in Russia Churchill almost alone among his saw the danger but it would be years before people stopped shouting What about the Dardanelles at him during public speeches and his determination to speak truth to power would very near. Oberts The Craving gave us a tantalizinglimpse of Churchill the war leader Now at last we have the full and definitive biography as personally revealing as it is compulsively readable about one of the The Murder Exchange great leaders of all timeRoberts wasranted exclusive access to extensive new material the transcripts of war cabinet meetings the euivalent of the Nixon and JFK tapes diaries letters unpublished memoirs and detailed notes taken by the king after their bi weekly meetings Having read every one of Churchill's letters including deeply personal ones that Churchill's son Randolph had previously chosen to withhold and spoken to. .
I thought Martin Gilbert was the last word on Churchill of course he prepared the pathway for Roberts I am sure to a degree but with Andrew Robert s WALKING WITH DESTINY I Love in Catalina Cove (Catalina Cove gained an insight on Churchill and his world that seems totally fresh and almost brand new to me I literally laughed and chuckled as I read some of the amusing bon mots of Churchill and curious stories That is a remarkable achievementChurchill said After seeing many nations after travelling through Europe and after having been a prisoner of the Boers I have come to see that after all the chief characteristic of the English speaking people as compared with other white people is that they wash and wash at regular periods England and America are divided by areat ocean of salt water but united by an eternal bathtub of soap and water Boring and tedious and old hat ANDREW ROBERT S book is notThrilling and illuminating are the only words for it the prose is like a torrent of clear fresh water clearing away mysteries and old misconceptionsWe learn much about Churchill s personal relations and among the most heart rending are the difficult relations he had with his son Randolph with whom there was almost a love hate relationship Stories of alleged sexual dalliances outside of marriage by Mrs Churchill or Churchill himself are not ignored but clearly documented Some things Roberts leaves up to the reader wiselyRoberts has reviewed 41 sets of new papers the King s diaries from WWII Mary Soames 1940 diary the verbatim war cabinet minutes written in a short hand code that neverhad been deciphered until Roberts The Million Dollar Goal got a hold of them Every uote every reference is meticulously documented In addition there are wonderful insights and uotes from the Maisky diaries Ivan Maisky was the Soviet ambassador to the Court of St James Maisky s recently translated diaries featured meetings with Churchill Anthony Eden and HG Wells Then there are interesting uotes by Churchill about JFK in the Kay Halle letters at the JFK library Churchill called JFK that splendid leader and asked if there was a photo of himself in the White HouseIn Walking with Destiny I learned Churchill s biography of his father Lord Randolph Churchill was at least partially intended as an explanation of the political somersaults being executed by the author at the time of writing it Roberts truthfully tells us it is almost worthless as historical biography today because of the total lack of objectivity and Churchill s willingness indeed seeming eagerness to ignore any evidence that undermined his hagiographical case With this book which became an overnight bestseller Churchill dragooning his father into finally doing something useful for him His casual cruelty as a father was of course not so much as hinted at This is areat precis of a book I only knew as a title Even our Churchill could not overcome his desire to make his father seem reater than he was uite human actuallyIn WALKING WITH DESTINY we learn what books Churchill read what places in America he visited and the people he visited with Roberts sprinkles his book with references to places associated with Churchill s WWI service such as Plug Street Experience visitors centre at Rue de Messines 156 Ploegsteert Comines Warneton 7782 Belgium It is indeed eerie to contemplate that Adolf Hitler was stationed only miles from Churchill Churchill we learn from personal letters lamented the loss of his fellow officers and men from his Scottish regiment They were not numbers to him but men volunteers from Ayr Kilmarnock Glasgow Edinburgh Leicester and Oldham including Private W Russell who was 19 years old when he was killed on 7th February 1916 Churchill had in 1899 stood for election in the northern industrial mill town of Oldham and lost Places in Britain were not just names to Churchill but homes of the British people he had visited and come to knowWe learn what his favorite movies were and the famous actors and authors he knew personally Churchill had a crush on Ethel Barry a legendary actress and beauty of her time I had no idea that Churchill spent a delightful and refreshing sojourn at the Casa del Desierto in Barstow California later was added to the National Register of Historic Places Churchill said We have #stopped for two hours at this oasis We have left the train #for two hours at this oasis We have left the train a bath in the hotel It is not far from Bakersfield and on the road to PhoenixBefore Pearl Harbor Churchill had visited 24 of the 48 states in addition to the District of Columbia At one point Churchill was introduced to an audience by Mark Twain He met Theodore Roosevelt Churchill visited Civil War battlefields with Eisenhower and the famous historian Douglas Southall Freeman I had no idea that Churchill had crisscrossed the USA several times and visited almost every site of historical or cultural interest such as the North Rim of the Grand Canyon Carnegie Hall The Brooklyn Academy of Music and so on Roberts writes Churchill understood from an early age that his father a leading light of the Conservative party in the first half of the 1880s was a famous national celebrity and he asked him for autographs to sell to his classmates Who knewRoberts writes Churchill made a far extraordinary series of predictions on a Sunday evening in July 1891 in a basement room of Dr Welldon s house after chapel evensong when he was discussing his plans with his friend Murland later Sir Murland Evans who worked in the War Office during the First World War and was a man of irreproachable and fastidious recollection I can see vast changes coming over a now peaceful world Churchill told Evans reat upheavals terrible struggles wars such as one cannot imagine and I tell you London will be in danger London will be attacked and I shall be very prominent in the defence of London I see further ahead than you do I see into the future This country will be subjected somehow to a tremendous invasion by what means I do not know but I tell you I shall be in command of the defences of London and I shall save London and England from disaster dreams of the future are blurred but the main objective is clear I repeat London will be in danger and in the high position I shall occupy it will fall to me to save the capital and save the Empire This was completely new to me and I have read dozens of books about ChurchillBefore he left for Cuba in 1895 the director of British Military Intelligence Colonel Edward Chapman asked Churchill to discover anything they could on the penetration and striking power of the Spanish army s new to discover anything they could on the penetration and striking power of the Spanish army s new of bullet The Spanish had German Mausers and their weapons were superior to that of the American s in 1898 Roberts writes This was Churchill s inauguration into the world of Secret Intelligence which was to become hugely important to him later on Also interesting this I did not know I thought he did it on a lark by himself or as a journalist Over and over again Roberts has new facts new insightsThroughout the book there are marvellous uotations from Churchill s works which unless you have read Churchill s massive oeuvre in entire you will find many less known uotations Churchill wrote Chance Fortune Luck Destiny Fate Providence seem to me only different ways of expressing the same thing to wit that a man s own contribution to his life story is dominated by an external superior power Roberts writes of Churchill His capacity for memorizing huge amounts of prose and verse stayed with him for life and would continue to astonish contemporaries well into his old age Many were the occasions that he would uote reams of poetry or songs or speeches half a century after having learned them He was omnivorous in what his mind s ear chose which included long Shakespeare solilouies but also much of the repertoires of music hall performers such as Marie Lloyd George Robey Little Tich and George Chirgwin the White Eyed Kaffir We learn from Roberts how Churchill s life and experience prepared him for leadership in WWII Roberts writes with Trudy great detail By the outbreak of the Second World War Churchill had delivered 1695 speeches and travelled 82633 miles toive them an extraordinary display of energy far than normal politicians even of the front rank and an indication of his decades long drive and energy By the time he came to deliver his reat wartime addresses in the first half of the 1940s therefore Churchill was as experienced and assured a public speaker as it was possible for a Briton to be I felt I almost came to know Churchill during while reading WALKING WITH DESTINY I could almost feel the soul of the reat man as I read and pondered this work and chuckled with his witticisms Roberts certainly did his best to treat this The Unlikeliest Hero: The Story of Desmond T. Doss good and noble but imperfect human being with honesty and yetiving credit where it is dueChurchill was a reat statesman but as Roberts point out time and again but also a wise political thinker and a reat author one of the reatest of all time in any language Churchill is needed today when so many are deceived by the Siren call of the Bold State Marxist influenced Multiculturalism and Socialism in eneral No one in the 20th century compares to Sir Winston Churchill whose Prisoner of Midnight greatness is likeranite it endures And as JFK famously said For no statement or proclamation can enrich his name now the name Sir Winston Churchill is already legend Robert s book is very engaging and would make any reader reappraise what he knows and has readIn short WALKING WITH DESTINY is the very best education I know to learn about Churchill his British society his contemporaries his family and his worldEVERY EDUCATED PERSON SHOULD READ and STUDY Churchill WALKING WITH DESTINY This is a BOSH!: The Cookbook: Simple Recipes. 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All Plants. great read a must read WALKING WITH DESTINY is areat book by one of Britain s most distinguished historians and authors Terrific and all encompassing I learned a lot about Churchill I hadn t realized The author although a fan of Winston isn t afraid to point out his faults which Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor gives him contrast and reality as a character I especially loved the context the authorave around all of WC s little sarcastic comments and digs at the expense often of others He had a brilliant wit about him In the Mr. Jelly's Business game if you could have an hour conversation with one person living or dead he definitely moved way up the board If I had one critiue I wish there was interaction timeiven to him and Montgomery Reading a lot from the American perspective I would have like about WC and the Field Marshall Likewise but to Rivals and I think narrowly beats Carlo d Este s biography of Churchill This was fantastic Incidentally I m fairly certain this is the only work of non fiction that has moved me to tears I am a big fan of Churchill I have an extensive library of books by and about Sir Winston Churchill 1874 1965 I was 6 1/2 Body Parts (Body Movers, going to purchase this book for my library but I found the typeface so tiny I was unable to read it I do have reduced vision and primarily use audiobooks so I ended up purchasing this book in audiobook format Unfortunately Author is obviously a Churchill fan and that s to be kept in mind However the fact that he keepsoing back on Churchill s childhood neglect as the reason for his perseverance and will is really ann. A landmark reconsideration of the iconoclastic war leader based on extensive new material from private letters to war cabinet meetings by the bestselling award winning author of Napoleon and The Storm of WarWhen we seek an example of unalloyed courage the man who comes to mind is Winston Churchill the visionary leader immune from the consensus of the day who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him But how did young Winston become Churchill What ave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved In The Storm of War Andrew Churchill

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Ly end his career4 March 10 Chapters 12 18Following the war he prophesied disaster at the harsh provisions levied against Germany in the Versailles Treaty He instead urged the humane treatment of Germany warning of the rave conseuences for the future should the Russians and Germans ever come togetherNo one was listening In the meantime he helped Gertrude Bell and Lawrence of Arabia redraw the Middle East into political entities that would favor British oil contracts supported the return to the Gold Standard what he later stigmatized as the Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines greatest blunder of his life started writing screenplays and made a prettyood living at it went on another very lucrative lecture tour of Canada and the US We realize one hundred million pounds sterling a year from our liuor taxes Churchill told the Appleton Post Crescent newspaper which I understand you The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River give to your bootleggers and was actually on Wall Street on Black Monday and lost a ton of money playing the stock market He was in and out ofovernment and then in 1931 finally thoroughly and completely out almost when he would not support Dominion status for India not thinking those Hindus yet fit for self THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: Head and Neuroanatomy governance India is aeographical term It is no a united nation than the EuatorNow he was in what was called the Wilderness those years when he served as a back bencher At one point he had only three supporters in Parliament and then one of them died During this time he wrote his biography of his ancestor the first Duke of Marlborough The one million word book published in four volumes between 1933 and 1938 took him as long to research and write as it took Marlborough to fight the War of Spanish SuccessionFor Churchill writing history was a natural adjunct to making itRoberts adds The breadth of Churchill s hinterland his many and varied interests beyond politics meant that he could regard politics with detachment than most professional politicians and thus not make the compromises others did in order to ain or remain in officeGood thing too because Churchill in an act of monumental stupidity and self harm vociferously supported Edward VIII s marriage to Wallis Simpson which only ave his enemies ammunition to use against him At the same time Hitler was busy consolidating power at home in massive rearmament the Night of the Long Knives and creating the Luftwaffe in violation of the Versailles Treaty and eventually abroad on the march into the Rhineland Austria and Czechoslovakia Churchill sounded the alarm again and again and was not believed a modern day Cassandra Roberts writes One of the reasons why Churchill became prime minister in 1940 was that although few had heeded his speeches many others remembered that he had made themGiven the number of times the Western powers could have pushed back on Hitler and that they never chose to do so until it was almost too late later Churchill would call World War II the unnecessary war Europe s determination to remain oblivious to the threat makes for exceedingly frustrating reading todayAnd then on August 23 1939 Hitler made a pact with Russia which handed Russia the Baltic states and half of Poland This cleared the way for Hitler to invade the other half while Chamberlain went fishing in Scotland Parliament was recalled on August 24th but it took Chamberlain until September 3rd to declare the nation at war when he offered Churchill the position of first lord of the Admiralty with a seat in the War CabinetIt was about damn time5 April 7 2019 Chapters 19 31And it was nearly too late For almost two years the news was almost uniformly bad from Dunkirk to the London Blitz to Tobruk leavened by very few bright spots like the Battle of Britain which inspired one of Churchill s most famous speeches Never was so much owed by so many to so few No fewer than 1733 Luftwaffe planes were shot down over England between 10 July and 31 October 1940 at the cost of 915 RAF fightersChurchill in discussion with his Home Secretary says It is striking that none of the aristocracy chose the RAF they left it to the lower middle classThe PM then waxed elouent on the disappearance of the aristocracy from the stage and their replacement by these excellent sons of the lower middle classes But for the moment Britain was up against it all alone That moment lasted until 1941 when Hitler invaded Russia in June and the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in December Once an endless supply of American mat riel and a seemingly endless supply of Russian soldiers for cannon fodder on the Eastern Front In the calendar year 1943 when 70000 Western servicemen including bomber crews #died fighting Germany two million Russian soldiers were killed nearly thirty times the #fighting Germany two million Russian soldiers were killed nearly thirty times the were made available victory which Churchill had been claiming unwaveringly all along was finally assured It would only take another three and a half yearsThe war hadn t even ended when Churchill s party was turned out of office in April Roberts writes Apart from Churchill himself the Tories had nothing enuinely popular to offerThose lower middle classes fought and bled and died for the Empire for six years and at that twice in forty years and they understandably wanted a fairer share of that Empire on the other end Churchill resigned as prime minister on May 23 19456 April 7 Chapters 32 ConclusionChurchill was 70 years old by then but he couldn t bring himself to retire so he took his place as leader of the opposition Because Churchill he wrote the six volume The Second World War in his spare time In March 1946 he ave his famous Iron Curtain speech in Fulton Missouri The reaction was immediate and almost unanimously denunciatoryThe press not just on the left was overwhelmingly negative in both Britain and America let alone elsewhereChurchill was Dept. of Reproductive Management generally accused of being a reactionary warmonger who failed to appreciate the Russian sacrifices in the war and the essentially benevolent nature of Uncle Joe Warmonger again And he was right again A prophet has no honor in his own country even if he did just save itAs majorityovernments inevitably do the opposition eventually overreached itself and a month away from 77 years of age Churchill became prime minister again in October 1951 He summed up his agenda as Houses and meat and not being scuppered and finally managed to end rationing in 1954 nine years after the end of the war In 1952 he saw in the reign of ueen Elizabeth the II I whose youth was passed in the august unchallenged and tranuil Beneath This Ink glories of the Victorian era may well feel a thrill in invoking once the prayer and the anthem God Save the ueen He was or less forced from office in April 1955 but it was time and he enjoyed most of the decade that followed finishing and publishing A History of the English Speaking Peoples which he had put aside back in 1939 to fight a war and talking long trips on Aristotle Onassis yacht He died on January 9 1965 He would have enjoyed his own funeral featuring nine military bands and a flyby of 16 RAF aircraft which was watched on television by 350 million people worldwide Churchill was the last aristocrat to rule Britain Roberts writes he was the first significant political figure to spot the twin totalitarian dangers of Communism and Nazism and to point out the best ways of dealing with both Above all Churchill was a student of history in particular of British history and always used the past to inform the present And then there were his unparalleledifts of writing and of speech without whose it could be fairly said that World War II could not have been wonOne could even say Churchill wrote his way to victoryNote There s a story in this book about how Clementine had to take occasional vacations from being married to Winston he being so energetic and challenging and exhausting a companion He was all those things to this reader on the page too and I had to take freuent vacations from him of my own You to take freuent vacations from him of my own You been warned Epigraph Study history study history In history lie all the secrets of statecraft ChurchillIt s also a master course on human nature because we see people in all sorts of situations and how they respond As Faulkner rightly said The past is never dead It s not even past It is always with us because people are always with us The same situations are always with us and and how humans behave in the same way including badly at times But also how The Psychology of Work good can prevail As Churchill himself said neverive up never never neverI like the warts and all approach of this biography The author is British which I think is a factor in this The American writer William Manchester was American and his biography The Last Lion bordered on hagiography British friends have told me that there are two British figures who many Americans practically worship CS Lewis and Churchill that the Brits do not in the least The key to the Churchill story as the title of this book indicates is that he was the right person at the right time to lead the people against the Axis Powers He was immediately voted out of office after the war was over Have not read much about Churchill for uite some time This time I fully recognize he s what is called a randiose depressive that oes back to his parents treatment of himThe neglect and emotional cruelty at the hands of his parents that could have crushed a lesser person instead The Woman You Want to Be: Margery Wilson's Complete Book of Charm gave Churchill an unuenchable desire to succeed in life not only ineneral but in his father s chosen profession of politicsBut in classic fashion he was in denial and continued to idolize his parents including his unstable politician father who died of brain diseaseFrom Alice Miller s The Gifted ChildThe person who is Laiden's Daughter grandiose is admired everywhere and needs this admiration indeed he cannot live without it He must excel brilliantly in everything he undertakes which he is surely capable of doing otherwise he just does not attempt it He too admires himself for his ualities his beauty cleverness talents and for his success and achievements Beware if one of these fails him for then the catastrophe of a severe depression is imminentChurchill went through two major depressive periods with what he called the black dog One era he referred to as the wilderness years from 1929 1939 He was out of favor in Parliament with no influence as a back bencher During this period he attacked Gandhi and began his opposition to the end of the British Raj as India moved toward autonomy However powerless Churchill took up painting as a past time and other hobbies to stay busyThe second era was after his final stint as Prime Minister which ended in 1955 Now he faced old age and constant depression until his death in 1965 at age 90For all my reading about Churchill I am understanding something important for the first time While he was playing Cassandra in Parliament trying to warn the nation about Hitler he had spies in Germanyathering data on the build up of German arms he was also not making any friends opposing the India Bill that would rant India autonomy that would eventually lead to independenceThis was a classic Churchill contradiction He was spot on abou I have read a number of books that include Winston Churchill as a key actor This is first time that I have read Than one hundred people who knew or worked with him Roberts identifies the hidden forces fueling Churchill's drive Churchill put his faith in the British Empire and fought as hard to preserve it as he did to defend London Having started his career in India and South Africa he understood better than most idealists how hard it can be to pacify reluctant people far from homeWe think of Churchill as a hero of the age of mechanized warfare but Roberts's masterwork reveals that he has as much to teach us about the challenges we face today and the fundamental values of courage tenacity leadership and moral convictio.


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