Winstons war churchill 1940 1945 by max hastings is a masterful review of the times and the man mr hastings is an engaging writer easily mixing rather cold facts with pointed stories to keep the reader interested this book moves along very quickly and will be thoroughly enjoyed by anyone interested in winston churchill or wwii. Winstons war was a gripping and intelligent historical novel the well written layers of sub plots the many plot twists the numerous characters both historical and fictional and the historic settings 10 downing street whitehall parliament chartwell and so on made this an enjoyable read. And thank you for winstons war another look at british political infightingwinstons war has little enough to do with world war ii per se it is all about the run up to and earliest days of the war when churchills primary battle was with neville chamberlain and his tory minions about appeasement war preparedness and political power. Veteran british journalist and historian hastings retribution the battle for japan 1944 45 2008 etc provides fresh exciting insights into winston churchills wartime leadershipwhen churchill became prime minister in may 1940 the nazi war machine had swept aside the british in norway and were headed for france
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