Boris Johnson brings the legacy of Sir Winston Churchill back to life, to mark the 50th anniversary of his death.
Boris Johnson was elected Mayor of London in May 2008. Before this he was the Editor of the Spectator, Member of Parliament for Henley on Thames, Shadow Minister for the Arts and Shadow Minister for Higher Education. He is the author of many books, notably Johnson's Life of London (re-issued as The Spirit of London), Have I Got Views for You and Dream of Rome.
Genuinely clever... this book sizzles. - The TimesChurchill's own energy - his indefatigable pursuit of excitement, glory, place and power - demands a writer of fizz and passion to do history justice. Johnson is that writer. - Mail on SundayA bravura performance...Johnson has not only celebrated Churchill in this book: he has emulated him with comparable panache. - Financial TimesAn engagingly written romp through the elder statesman's greatest achievements. - ObserverReadable, engaging and often funny. - Evening StandardA characteristically breathless romp through the life and times of our greatest wartime leader...high on entertainment as it is on providing an appraisal of the great man's achievements. - TelegraphRiveting...Boris is a superb, accessible writer, with an easy, good-humoured touch. - IndependentThe book's style is often chatty, enthusiastic and as funny as you would expect. - The Spectator