Churchill Factor

Johnson, Boris

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On the eve of the 50th 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 20th century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsised reality, he portrays a man of multiple contradictions, contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategising, and deep humanity.

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As the country navigates a national crisis once again, read how Britain’s Prime Minister was inspired by Winston Churchill.

One man can make all the difference.

Now leader of the UK himself, 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 healthcare, education and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect.

As Prime Minister Boris Johnson says, ‘Churchill is the resounding human rebuttal to all who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces’.

Published in association with Churchill Heritage, The Churchill Factor is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what makes a great leader in a time of crisis.

Additional information

Weight 320 g
Dimensions 196 × 128 × 32 mm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

421 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.084092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K