Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Book Review : Winston Churchill by John Perry

A book on Winston Churchill

I was glad to read the complementary copy of Winston Churchill: Christian Encounter Series from Thompson Publishers and BookSneeze. I was quite naive on my history of the man, and this biography was a good “catch-up” lesson.

The book by John Perry is well written, in easy-to-read font & language. Though a short book, it covers Churchill’s life form birth to death. I found that, though the book didn’t go into all the detail I might have liked, it gave me enough to continue my reading and researching through footnotes and details/facts I found interesting.

Starting the book, I was most intent on learning about Winston Churchill’s roll in World War II. There really was only a chapter or two devoted to that period in his life, but I found the rest of the biography a good background. Like I said before, due to the length of the book, this was not meant to be a comprehensive study of only a short time of his life, and I found I appreciated that after all.

Would I recommend it to another to read? Most likely I would. It has piqued my interest in history again, while maintaining a manageable, readable style. This is not a children’s biography, and is more suitable for high school & up.

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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."*

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