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The Churchill factor : how one man made history, Boris Johnson

Label
The Churchill factor : how one man made history
Title
The Churchill factor
Title remainder
how one man made history
Statement of responsibility
Boris Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'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
Summary
The mayor of London and former Spectator editor challenges popular misconceptions to assess Churchill's enduring influence on the world, discussing the many contradictions of his life and his considerable political and military achievements
Pace
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10386441
Cataloging source
BT
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Johnson, Boris
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Prime ministers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Politicians
  • Prime ministers
  • Politicians
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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how one man made history
Label
The Churchill factor : how one man made history, Boris Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053725936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
408 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781444783032
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
The Churchill factor : how one man made history, Boris Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053725936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
408 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9781444783032
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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