Seemingly miraculously, Lawrence James has found something fresh to say about him [Churchill] by concentrating on the great man's lifelong romance with the Empire and viewing his multifaceted activities through that prism.
Stylish and intelligent
a fascinating portrait of an endlessly interesting man... it makes for wonderful reading. You will certainly learn a thing or two about our finest statesman.
Lawrence James is the doyen of Empire historians
He writes extremely well and refreshes a multitude of familiar topics with narrative skill. The clarity, pace and punch of his prose carry the reader along.
Seemingly miraculously, Lawrence James has found something fresh to say about Churchill by concentrating on his romance with the Empire. James is an unabashed admirer of the great man.
a new, insightful narrative
All the narrative drama, colour and insight that we have come to expect is once again on irresistible show in Churchill and Empire. He makes a convincing case that empire was never far from Churchill's mind and that the great conflicts of the 20th century in which he was involved were essentially imperial in character.
witty and erudite... James' book does an important job
(A) highly original book... an entertaining read as well as a serious historical analysis... a pioneering biography of Churchill... It will be of abiding interest to all those concerned with Britain's past and how it influenced the world in which we live today.
There have been so many books written about Churchill, but this one looking at his vision of Empire is a refreshingly new angle.