Penetrating . . . beautifully rounds out and humanizes the character of the greatest statesman of the twentieth century. --San Francisco Chronicle.
""A multifaceted gem, sparkling with anecdotes and insights about the nature of biography, the challenges and rewards of historical research, and of course Winston Churchill."" --Richmond Times-Dispatch
""Everything about Winston Churchill is extraordinary. During his excavation of his subject, Martin Gilbert has discovered many gems. In this book he holds some of the most gorgeous jewels up to the light for us to admire."" --The Spectator.
""Gilbert here gives us Churchill's vast humanity with the politics largely left out. Readers daunted by the 8,000-odd pages of the official life should start here. They will love it."" --The Times (London).
""The portrait of Winston Churchill is . . . vivid and painted with an affection and humour that rarely appear in the official biography."" --London Daily Telegraph.
""The work Gilbert] has done puts all historians of the twentieth century, and all students of Churchill, incalculably in his debt."" --London Sunday Telegraph.