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The photographs and cartoon portraits in this volume, collected by Martin Gilbert over several years, vividly portrait the variety and span of Winston Churchill's life. More than a third of the photographs and most of the cartoons came from Sir Winston's own albums, appearing nowhere else. Displayed here, they are supported by a rich historical commentary, often in Churchill's own words or those of this contemporaries. The result is a unique photographic record, as remarkable for its completeness as for the many fascinating pictures it contains.
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Martin Gilbert is a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and an eminent historian. He is well known as the official biographer of Winston Churchill and as a chronicler of the Holocaust and of Jewish history. His books include Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century (also available in Pimlico), The Holocaust, First World War, Second World War and The Day the War Ended (8 May 1945). He lives in London, and has a home in Jerusalem. He was knighted in 1995.Review:
"As fine a collection of photographs as has yet been collected" * New Statesman * "A wonderful pictorial anthology." * Sunday Times * "A vivid and exciting introduction to Churchill's life." * Books & Bookmen * "A continuously intriguing and wholly admirable collection of the best pictures of Churchill in transit and in repose." * Tablet *
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