In The American Spectator, R. Emmett Tyrrell reviews Churchill: Walking With Destiny, written by Andrew Roberts. Tyrrell praises Roberts’ work and suggests some American writes about Trump in the same way. He writes (abridged):
I have been reading a most perspicacious book by my friend Andrew Roberts. It is just out, Churchill: Walking With Destiny. It is terrific. In fact, I shall hazard the judgment that readers will not completely understand the greatest political leader of the 20th century (and one of the most endearing) without reading Andrew Roberts’ Churchill.
As Roberts will be quick to say, his Churchill is written on the foundations laid by the writing of Martin Gilbert, Churchill’s official biographer who died a few years ago, and on the insights of half a dozen other astute historians.
Roberts’ book has enjoyed the benefit of recently opened archives, and from his own shrewd and seasoned observations that go back thirty years. He is one of the great historians of his generation and he is stupendously readable.
Churchill probably lived the most variegated life of any political figure of the 20th century. Moreover he was obnoxious, charming, emotional, selfish, and patriotic. Andrew Roberts has captured his complexity in a way that few historians have ever imagined.
It remains for an American to capture Trump’s complexity, though the American has probably got six more years left to observe him.
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