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A Further Churchill Reading List: Churchill War Leader

This is a short list of books I would personally recommend. Most have lengthy bibliographies to take you further. As an adult educator I try to choose books I think you would enjoy and benefit from reading rather than books universities place on student booklists because they believe they should read them!


General Books

Continue to Pester, Nag and Bite Martin Gilbert

Finest Years Max Hastings

Last Hope Island Lynne Olson

The Second World War Winston Churchill


Taking Office May 1940

Six Minutes in May Nicholas Shakespeare

Cabinet's Finest Hour David Owen

1940 Laurence Thompson


Blitz and Home Front

The Oaken Heart Margery Allingham

Blitz MJ Gaskin

The Blitz Juliet Gardiner

The Splendid and The Vile Erik Larson



and on 'the Churchill Industry': The Churchill Myths by Steven Fielding et al


There are thousands more books you could read and prosper from!

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