Andrew Roberts: Churchill: Walking with Destiny (University Club Event)

In his landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, Andrew Roberts reveals the true genius of the man. When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved? In Churchill, Andrew Roberts gives readers the full and definitive Winston Churchill, from birth to lasting legacy, as personally revealing as it is compulsively readable. This is a ticketed luncheon. For more information or to make your reservation, please call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880.  Can't make it to the event? Call us at 847-446-8880 and we are happy to arrange to get an autographed copy of Churchill for you! 

Roberts gained exclusive access to extensive new material: transcripts of War Cabinet meetings, diaries, letters and unpublished memoirs from Churchill's contemporaries. The Royal Family permitted Roberts--in a first for a Churchill biographer--to read the detailed notes taken by King George VI in his diary after his weekly meetings with Churchill during World War II. This treasure trove of access allows Roberts to understand the man in revelatory new ways, and to identify the hidden forces fueling Churchill's legendary drive.

"The best biography of Winston ever written . . . bursts with character, humour and incident on almost every page."  --The Sunday Times

"The best single-volume life imaginable of a man whose life it would seem technically impossible to get into a single volume."  --Daily Telegraph

Andrew Roberts is the bestselling author of The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World WarMasters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945, Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Gamble and Napoleon: A Life, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and a finalist for the Plutarch Award. He has won many other prizes, including the Wolfson History Prize and the British Army Military Book of the Year, and frequently writes for The Wall Street Journal. He lives in London and often lectures in New York.

 

Event date: 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Event address: 

The University Club of Chicago
76 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
Churchill: Walking with Destiny Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781101980996
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Viking - November 6th, 2018

"The best biography of Winston ever written . . . bursts with character, humour and incident on almost every page." —The Sunday Times