Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill - Gretchen Rubin

Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill

By Gretchen Rubin

  • Release Date: 2003-06-03
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
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Description

Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the British cavalry’s last great charge and inventor of the tank—Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940 and set the standard for leading a democracy at war.

Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction, and an investigation of the contradictions and complexities that haunt biography. Gretchen Craft Rubin gives readers, in a single volume, the kind of rounded view usually gained only by reading dozens of conventional biographies.

With penetrating insight and vivid anecdotes, Rubin makes Churchill accessible and meaningful to twenty-first-century readers with forty contrasting views of the man: he was an alcoholic, he was not; he was an anachronism, he was a visionary; he was a racist, he was a humanitarian; he was the most quotable man in the history of the English language, he was a bore.

In crisp, energetic language, Rubin creates a new form for presenting a great figure of history—and brings to full realization the depiction of a man too fabulous for any novelist to construct, too complicated for even the longest narrative to describe, and too valuable ever to be forgotten.



From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill

    5
    By Wellread1
    This book is quite exquisite. The wording is elegant as befits the subject matter. The content within this book is very well researched and relatively unbiased. I personally give this memoir five stars.
  • Forty Ways..Winston Churchill

    5
    By R atzman
    I enjoyed the way this book was written. The Author approached Winston Churchill from a variety of different perspectives. At noted by Ms Rubin, Churchill seemed to have had a destiny to be born at the right time, place, to save England, and to prevail over the tyrant Adolph Hitler!

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