作者 Johnson, Boris
書名 The Churchill factor : how one man made history / Boris Johnson
出版項 London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2014, (paperback, 2015)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 條碼 處理狀態
 陽明大學書庫區  DA566.9.C5 J66 2014    30020100837402  在架上
稽核項 421 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm
附註 'The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.' Marking the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays - with characteristic wit and passion-a man of multiple contradictions, contagious bravery, breath-taking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the King to stay out of action on D-Day; he pioneered aerial bombing, yet hated the destruction of war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was a celebrated journalist, a great orator and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was famous for his ability to combine wining and dining with many late nights of crucial wartime decision-making. His open-mindedness made him a pioneer in health care, education, and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. Most of all, as Boris Johnson says, 'Churchill is the resounding human rebuttal to all who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces'. THE CHURCHILL FACTOR is a book to be enjoyed not only by anyone interested in history: it is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what makes a great leader
主題 Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
Political leadership
World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1901-1936
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1936-1945
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1945-1964
Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
國際標準書號 9781444783056 (pbk.) : GBP9.99