Winston Churchill: An Intimate Portrait

Winston Churchill: An Intimate Portrait

Violet Bonham Carter / Dec 15, 2019

Winston Churchill An Intimate Portrait This superb account of the public and private life of the greatest Englishman of our century makes a rare firsthand contribution to the history of an epoch and to the understanding of a man Violet Bon

  • Title: Winston Churchill: An Intimate Portrait
  • Author: Violet Bonham Carter
  • ISBN: 9781568520063
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • This superb account of the public and private life of the greatest Englishman of our century makes a rare firsthand contribution to the history of an epoch and to the understanding of a man Violet Bonham Carter was Churchill s close personal friend for nearly sixty years Her book focuses on the formative and crucial years from 1906 to 1916 that shaped his political styleThis superb account of the public and private life of the greatest Englishman of our century makes a rare firsthand contribution to the history of an epoch and to the understanding of a man Violet Bonham Carter was Churchill s close personal friend for nearly sixty years Her book focuses on the formative and crucial years from 1906 to 1916 that shaped his political style as well as his philosophy it contains a vast amount of new material that has never been previously published.

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    About "Violet Bonham Carter"

      • Violet Bonham Carter

        Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury, DBE, known until her marriage as Violet Asquith, was a British politician and diarist She was the daughter of H H Asquith, Prime Minister from 1908 1916, and later became active in Liberal politics herself, being a leading opponent of appeasement, standing for Parliament and being made a life peer She was also involved in arts and literature.


    106 Comments

    1. This biography stands out as a more personal sort of memoir, special in the fact that the author, Lady Carter, was a close personal friend of Churchill for much of his life. Because of this, the biography focuses less on facts and more on a personal and opinionated level of interaction. However, it is invaluable as a source for someone in the inner circle of the British governement directly before and during The Great War. It is well written by someone with obvious knowledge and understanding, b [...]


    2. The author, being the daughter of a former prime minister, gives a good account of the political development of Churchill. She shares some fun stories and sheds light on his character as one who went "all out" in whatever role he held. Churchill is seen to have vices that are only matched and surpassed by his strengths. His shocking lack of awareness of the feelings of other persons' attitudes is counterbalanced by his clear-headed insight into future events. The author recounts episodes where W [...]


    3. One of my favorite characters from history, Winston Churchill's life is explored in this well-written biography. If you like history, especially around the time of the second world war, you will enjoy this!


    4. A very personal biography that only goes to the end of WW I. Good insight into Churchill;s involvement with British government before and during WW I.


    5. I did not finish reading this bo0k. I scanned a lot of it; reading sections here and there. I found it too technical and often boring. I will not count this as a book read and can't use it as one to be listed in books read for the reading challenge.


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