Letters for the Ages Winston Churchill: The Private and Personal Letters

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Winston Churchill was one the giants of 20th century history, though his post-war accomplishments might leave a lot to be desired, he kept World War II from ending before the United States. We now get to hear from Churchill himself, though briefly, as this is only a small sampling of his letters, in this new collection of some of the best letters from Churchill to family, friends and fellow politicians.

A collection of letters is often a useful insight to what people were thinking about during a specific period of time in their life. Whether they are a politician, an artist, writer or someone else. This collection is purely for the politician as Churchill was involved in British politics, especially colonial politics from such a young age. While it is interesting to see what he wrote, he often had a view of how future historians would view his work, meaning this collection still leaves a lot on the table.

One of the issues I have is that the introduction to each letter is almost as long, or longer, than the letter itself. It would have been better to let Churchill speak himself, with maybe some footnotes explaining its significance.

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Author Sir Winston S Churchill, Michael Dobbs, James Drake
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Bloomsbury
Publish Date 05-Sep-2023
ISBN 9781399408172
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Issue September 2023
Category History