Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 May 2003

400 Pages | 17 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195161397

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A Study in Greatness

Geoffrey Best

Becoming Prime Minister on the very day that Hitler invaded France, Churchill's inspiring leadership left him above criticism for many years. Recently, however, his record has come under attack. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness, one of Britain's most distinguished historians makes sense of this extraordinary man, and his long, controversial, colorful, contradictory, and heroic career. Geoffrey Best illuminates both his strengths and his weaknesses, looking past the many received versions of Churchill, in a biography that balances the private and the public man and offers clear insight into what made him truly great.