Author(s): Roy Jenkins
From the admiralty to the miner's strike, from the Battle of Britain to the Nobel Prize, Churchill oversaw some of the most important events the world has ever seen. Roy Jenkins presents these events, while also managing to convey the contradictions and quirks in Churchill's character. Paperback (B-Format)
Winner of British Book Awards: Chrysalis Books Biography of the Year 2003. Shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize 2002.
"There is no doubt that he has surpassed himself. This is the biography of the year." Robert McCrum, Observer; "This is a first class, well-sustained work of history and a masterpiece of biography "Andrew Roberts, Sunday Telegraph; "Lord Jenkins of Hillhead is an outstanding biographer...it has the narrative power, sweep and sparkle of the author in his prime." John Grigg, Times
Former Home Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and President of the European Commission, Roy Jenkins is currently Chancellor of Oxford University and President of the Royal Society of Literature. His biography of Gladstone was the winner of the Whitbread Biography Award.