MR. CHURCHILL by Philip Guedalla
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Guedalla has put so much of the spirit and vigor of the man himself into this biography that he more than justifies its seeming to crowd on the heels of the Kraus hook. More than three quarters of the book deal with the years before the war; he portrays his growth, showing him rising and falling, victi sometimes of his own temperament, sometimes of political, military or naval odds, but always closely linked through half a century with the fate of England. He shows how brilliantly he was molded by success and failure, hard work and study, courage, realism, fighting A brilliant selection from the writings of Churchill and others adds immeasurably to the text. In the final analysis it is a portrait of England as well as of Churchill, who emerges as of heroic stature, at the same time intimate, human, a prophet, and a doer.

Pub Date: Jan. 16th, 1941
Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock