The Churchill Factor

The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

History , British History, 20th Century Britain
Paperback Published on: 02/07/2015
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The Churchill Factor
An Erudite Spokesman
Boris has written a very readable account of Churchill's abilities with a fair few what if? scenarios thrown in. As ever he's an erudite spokesman for his ... READ MORE
Colin Martin at Oban



'A stunning tour de force' - Sunday Telegraph
'Genuinely clever... this book sizzles.' -The Times

Ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes on Winston Churchill - a biography like no other.

Brexit, pandemic, economic crisis: Boris Johnson's leadership was an extraordinary period in recent British history, and his inspiration has always been Winston Churchill.

In this book, he 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.

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.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444783056
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 325g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 38 mm

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Sack him Sir Winston
Poorly written, scrappy, often incoherent, more concerned about the writer than the subject. It highlights the deep irony of the relationship between the w... READ MORE
Geoff Hammond