Barb Cody Reviews Boris Johnson’s Book

Speaker: Barb Cody

Saturday September 19, 2015, 12 Noon

Reviewing “The Churchill Factor

by Boris Johnson

If you are at all familiar with Boris Johnson, you should not be surprised that Johnson’s latest literary endeavor, a characteristically breathless romp through the life and times of England's greatest wartime leader, Winston Churchill, should be as high on entertainment as it is on providing an appraisal of the great man’s achievements. 

Johnson makes clear at the start of his book, The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History, that he is not attempting to emulate the work of distinguished Churchillian biographers such as Martin Gilbert and Roy Jenkins. Rather, Johnson believes that, with the soldiers of the Second World War gradually fading away, we are losing those who can remember the sound of his voice, and he argues there is a danger that we might forget the scale of Churchill’s achievements. 

 

Member For Oldham...Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), when MP for Oldham, seated at his desk. (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)


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