In Churchill, Johnson applies a wide lens and an unconventional approach to illuminate the various phases of Churchill’s career. From his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the Empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the advent of the Cold War, Johnson shows how Churchill’s immense adaptability combined with his natural pugnacity to make him a formidable leader for the better part of a century.
Johnson’s narration of Churchill’s many triumphs and setbacks, rich with anecdote and quotation, illustrates the man’s humor, resilience, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before.
Winston Churchill’s hold on contemporary audiences has never slackened, and Paul Johnson’s lively, concise biography will appeal to historians and general nonfiction listeners alike.
Narrator: Simon Prebble
Duration: 4 hours 40 minutes
Released: 9 May 2011
Publisher: Recorded Books