Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Churchill's Trial - Book Review

I don't know much about Winston Churchill, so when I picked up the book Churchill's Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government by Larry P. Arnn, I expected to learn a little bit more about the man. However, the book wasn't necessarily a full biography. It focused on three aspects of Churchill's life: war, empire, and peace. And in each of these three sections, you come to know the challenges Churchill faced to be a proper statesman and continue his dedication to constitutionalism.

If you are a fan of Churchill and want to know more, or if you are a fan of Churchill and are looking for a new perspective on the man's career, then I think this book would be ideal for you. Arnn is the president of Hillsdale College and a professor of politics and history, and this background definitely shows in this book. It's not easy reading. At times it is sort of textbook-y, and all the time it is very philosophical.

If you, like me, know nothing about Churchill and are looking for a good biography to introduce you to this famous man, then I wouldn't recommend starting with this book.

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