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 and MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in 2015. 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, most recently the international bestseller The Churchill Factor. Other titles include Johnson's Life of London (re-issued as The Spirit of London), Have I Got Views for You and Dream of Rome.
Churchill was the most brilliant maverick of his generation, so who better to write about him than the most brilliant maverick of our own? Breezy, witty and shrewdly observant. * Mail on Sunday * A stunning tour de force... A riveting journalistic portrait of the countless different aspects of the great man's career and personality, to show more vividly than ever how Churchill was one of the most extraordinary human being who has ever lived. * Sunday Telegraph * Filled with vivid observations. * Washington Post * A full-throated celebration of human greatness and perhaps the best (and certainly the funniest)...introduction to Churchill yet written. * Daily Beast * Johnson is a superb writer... Despite the heavy subject matter, The Churchill Factor is a light and quick read. * The Globe and Mail * Johnson's history of Churchill is well crafted, amply researched, and a pleasure to read. It can serve as a change of pace from more plodding accounts. * Library Journal * Reading about Churchill is always a delight, and Johnson is an accomplished, accessible writer. * Kirkus Reviews * This is a rollicking tale of a political maverick. * Radio Times * In this spirited, entertaining tale... Johnson deftly weaves his narrative between war, politics and personal life. * Observer * Splendidly enjoyable... It is rare to find a serious study of a politician that's this entertaining. * Daily Express * The book's style is often chatty, enthusiastic and as funny as you would expect. * The Spectator * Riveting...Boris is a superb, accessible writer, with an easy, good-humoured touch. * Independent * An engagingly written romp through the elder statesman's greatest achievements. * Observer * Readable, engaging and often funny. * Evening Standard * A 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. * Telegraph * A bravura performance...Johnson has not only celebrated Churchill in this book: he has emulated him with comparable panache. * Financial Times * Churchill'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 Sunday * Genuinely clever... this book sizzles. * The Times * The must-read biography of the year. * Evening Standard *