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by Gretchen Craft Rubin


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VIRGINIA WOOLF, Diaries. Forty Ways to Look at. WINSTON CHURCHILL. After that first book, I read one volume after another about Churchill and by Churchill

VIRGINIA WOOLF, Diaries. After that first book, I read one volume after another about Churchill and by Churchill. The scope of his life and experience overwhelmed me: just consider that Churchill was born in 1874 (the American Civil War ended in 1865) and lived to age ninety, entered Parliament first in 1900 at age twenty-five, held seven Cabinet positions between 1908 and 1940, was Prime Minister twice, and finally retired in 1964, at age eighty-nine.

Appropriately for a book entitled Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill there are indeed forty pictures of Winston Churchill. I would have preferred 40 different pictures of Churchill but I suppose that is nitpicking. The picture that does appear is a bad one for a cover as it is a flesh colored churchill on a flesh colored background. This ends up being unattractive as a cover and not readable as a face at a distance.

Ms. Rubin, chronicles the British prime minister’s life profiling his role as a father, son, historian, and Hitler’s enemy. She said that Churchill developed the criteria for leading a democracy at war. The book contains forty contrasting views of Churchill and the various aspects of his personality.

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Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more .

Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction. It brings to full realization the depiction of a man too fabulous for any novelist to construct, too complex for even the longest narrative to describe, and too significant ever to be forgotten.

Discovering Churchill and Learning Biogaphy Technology. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 16 years ago. Gretchen Rubin favors her readers with an honest presentation of Winston Churchill and reveals how biographical authors use their own interpretations to "spin" facts to suit their own ends. She also clearly reveals her own opinions when she expresses them. She presents Churchill "warts and all" but his greatness shines through. Forty Ways is a fun and refreshing way to view one of history's greatest characters. Still something new about Churchill.

Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction

Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction. Random House Audio 9780593165805 Gretchen Rubin.

Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction, and an investigation of the contradictions and complexities that haunt biography

Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction, and an investigation of the contradictions and complexities that haunt biography. Gretchen Craft Rubin gives readers, in a single volume, the kind of rounded view usually gained only by reading dozens of conventional biographies.


Comments: (7)

Malodora
One of the best biographies I have read. The author provides insight of many different facets of Churchill`s character. I came away with an appreciation of the human being rather than the one-sidedness of so many biographies both good and bad. Very readable.
Friert
A thoroughly enjoyable read, this book lives to its theme. While my copy was flawed,with several missing pages, not lived up to what the author wanted. It is a book that reveals the flavor of Churchill while laying bare his faults. Anyone who reveres hi as a hero will enjoy this book.
Thordigda
Churchill was a heroic figure who lived to be 90, and that makes it difficult to find a short book about him. He was a prolific writer with himself as a favorite topic, and both his admirers and his detractors spun out many thick tomes trying to explain him. But I was planning a trip to London and wanted a simple introduction, nothing more. This book was just the ticket. Rubin's concise chapters are well-researched, and each addresses an issue for which Churchill was well known. Often this was done by juxtaposing conflicting points of view: Suited to high office or not? A good husband and parent or too preoccupied elsewhere? An incomparable visionary or hopeless alcoholic? Other chapters took on not a question but a fact: He loved to paint. He suffered from bouts of depression. He spent money freely. He was surpassingly eloquent. He believed in the British Empire and cherished its history. He would do whatever was needed to do to save his country. Using this mosaic approach, Rubin was able to assemble a coherent picture of this remarkable man, one that bore up well when I got to England and was able to visit the Britain at War exhibit, Churchill's war rooms, and the very modern museum devoted to him there. Having posed the essential details, Rubin concludes her account by offering her own judgment of the man and the result comes off as being "just enough."
Truthcliff
Fantastic look at a very complex man in a formidable role at a pivotal point in history. Brief, unlike the ponderous tomes one often sees about Churchill, but concise and insightful. I highly recommend it.
Longitude Temporary
A thought provoking and unique update analysis of the career of Churchill ! r Well worth the reading !
Jark
The chronological narrative form of biography, in use orally long before man put quill to papyrus, is a fun and satisfying way to consider a life, but Rubin demonstrates that a new format can be more illuminating, and even pleasurable.
For ever, the greatest biographers have been slaves to their thesis and the dramatic arc of their story. Released from the traditional constraints, though, Rubin is able to explore certain interesting aspects of Churchill's life and their meanings more objectively and from many more angles than any other biography could do.
For better and for worse, her new format is of our time. It allows the reader to skip around and focus on only the topic of special interest. Read the chapter on Churchill as father, and it is complete in a way that an excerpt from Manchester cannot be. Even the tone and writing style of each section varies widely, in accordance to the feature she is exploring.
Rubin's "40 Ways" structure will no doubt be mimicked, perhaps by her, certainly by others, for many years to come.
Budar
Good book.
for one who loves anything military and loves to read accounts of ones life.

a good choice for a hard person to buy a gift for.
Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill download epub
Author: Gretchen Craft Rubin
ISBN: 1588363848
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Inc (T) (May 2004)