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Churchill: Walking with Destiny | Andrew Roberts
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In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman and leader can finally be fully seen and understood--by the bestselling, award-winning author of Napoleon and The Storm of War 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. Roberts gained exclusive access to extensive new material: transcripts of War Cabinet meetings, diaries, letters and unpublished memoirs from Churchill's contemporaries.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. We think of Churchill as a hero who saved civilization from the evils of Nazism and warned of the grave crimes of Soviet communism, but Roberts's masterwork reveals that he has as much to teach us about the challenges leaders face today--and the fundamental values of courage, tenacity, leadership and moral conviction.
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Sage advice for 45.

CarolynM There are a number of so-called leaders who should take heed of this advice😔 2mo
melissajayne Yep 😉 2mo
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I read about 3 hours and 40 minutes for 75 bloody pages out of the book. I‘m done reading for the day. Besides it‘s about 11:30 pm.

EllieDottie Oh no! That‘s the worst!! 3mo
melissajayne @EllieDottie actually it‘s pretty par for the course for the book; it‘s very dense. I‘m about 35% way through the book. 2mo
EllieDottie @melissajayne oh wow!! I know how that goes!! Good luck!! 🍀 2mo
melissajayne @EllieDottie I‘m around 1936/7; so the second part of the book is pretty close. 2mo
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End of a very quotable chapter. Even if I disagree with a policies that a politician has, if they have shown to fight for what they believe in, I will tend to vote for them, most times, unless they are clearly amoral or racist, then no thanks.

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While some of the quote is outdated, a lot of it is still very relevant.

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Cultured people are merely the glittering scum which floats upon the deep river of production.

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1) I am less than 200 pages from Part 2; I‘ve read 323 pages and Pt. 2 starts on pg. 515
2)Hanging out on Saturday; working on Sunday and Monday (time and a half on Monday)
3) Whatever strikes my fancy
4) Used to play piano and clarinet; haven‘t played for 25 years
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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My #reading for today. I figure if I do about an hour of each I‘ll be satisfied.

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This article was written in September 1924. The man was perceptive if anything.

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Here is the follow up I was looking for.

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A true leader acknowledges when they screw up and learns from it. Something I doubt 45 knows to do.

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Out on the deck to do some reading #summerreads

brit91 A great day!🙂📚 3mo
melissajayne @brit91 it was too hot 🥵 outside. Was in about 30 minutes. 3mo
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“Having met the Kaiser....was another version of the petulant Emperor.” I am starting to get the impression that Churchill was very astute in his impression of Hitler in the mid- to late 1930‘s.

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And he put his money where his mouth was.

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He was a rare bird in his class that he wasn‘t anti-Semitic.

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His views on oratory are quite astute.

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I suppose there was a side benefit... Every time Churchill is quoted, I can hear John Lithgow‘s voice.

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I feel sad for him, but then he likely spent little time with his own children as well.

TrishB That was the aristocracy! 5mo
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Thought this paragraph was amusing

CarolynM 😂 I'm sure Churchill believed he had been proved right. I wonder what the Bishop of Lincoln thought? 5mo
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I‘ve started it. He was quite the troublemaker as a kid.

Texreader I watched a show about Einstein also being quite the troublemaking student. It‘s good never to underestimate kids. 5mo
melissajayne @Texreader also these two men were very bright individuals and they may have not been challenged by the material they were learning. 5mo
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