• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Book review of "Winston Churchill a life" by John Keegan

Extracts from this document...


Gigar Jake Gigar Larry L. Ping History 3090 16 October 2012 Winston Churchill Winston Churchill a life by John Keegan is an intellectual biography about the life and accomplishments of Winston Churchill. Keegan was a British military historian, lecturer, writer and journalist. In 1960 he was assigned to a lectureship in Military History at the Royal Military Academy, the training establishment for officers of the British Army. He held the position for 26 years, and became the senior lecturer in military history during his contract. During this time he also held an on call professorship at Princeton University and was a renowned Professor of History at Vassar College. As a distinguished professor he was very qualified to write about the life of Winston Churchill. ...read more.


The book gives a good description of both former military experiences and the guidance of the British forces during the war. Keegan covers all the major episodes of Churchill?s life he focuses on the River War, the Dardanelles, his pacing back and forth across the Parliamentary floor, and of course, his wartime Leadership. Keegan regards Churchill as a very important figure and in a very positive manner. He shows us pieces of Churchill?s famous speeches so we can get the idea of what kind of man he was. It showed us his intelligence, his determination and willingness to do whatever it takes. Keegan shows us how Churchill almost single handedly led his country to victory. Unfortunately Keegan's work is inadequate and objective. ...read more.


I wouldn?t consider this book as a significant contribution to scholarship, maybe as a secondary source for someone who is doing research on Churchill and the time, but I don?t believe that it has enough information to provide someone with adequate information for a full-fledged research assignment, although it is still a very good biography and for someone who is looking for a short, perceptive and insightful look into Churchill then this book is a perfect choice. I believe that this book is an example of popular history, its not some boring biography that drags on about every little thing that happened, it is aimed at readers who are interested but who are turned away from the longer more detailed biographies. It is perfect for undergrad or high school students or any reader that is interested in the life of Churchill and the history of the time. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level British History: Monarchy & Politics section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level British History: Monarchy & Politics essays

  1. Sir Winston Churchill

    The same men who had rejected him 1899, elected him to Parliament in 1900. During his first term in Parliament, Churchill showed provided to the British people he was cut out for the job. He was a hard worker. He originally ran as a Conservative, however, in 1906, he returned to Parliament as a member of the Liberal Party.

  2. the perfect lie

    To me it was all in slow motion and each blink lasted about a minute. I was standing beside the coffin but both lids were closed. I had received permission to open the coffins. My fingers let out to open it and my veins were popping out.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work