Splendidly enjoyable... It is rare to find a serious study of a politician that's this entertaining. * Daily Express * Readable, engaging and often funny. * Evening Standard * Reading about Churchill is always a delight, and Johnson is an accomplished, accessible writer. * Kirkus Reviews * The must-read biography of the year. * Evening Standard * Churchill's own energy - his indefatigable pursuit of excitement, glory, place and power - demands a writer of fizz and passion to do history justice. Johnson is that writer. * Mail on Sunday * Riveting...Boris is a superb, accessible writer, with an easy, good-humoured touch. * Independent * Johnson's history of Churchill is well crafted, amply researched, and a pleasure to read. It can serve as a change of pace from more plodding accounts. * Library Journal * A full-throated celebration of human greatness and perhaps the best (and certainly the funniest)...introduction to Churchill yet written. * Daily Beast * A characteristically breathless romp through the life and times of our greatest wartime leader...high on entertainment as it is on providing an appraisal of the great man's achievements. * Telegraph * Genuinely clever... this book sizzles. * The Times * An engagingly written romp through the elder statesman's greatest achievements. * Observer * The book's style is often chatty, enthusiastic and as funny as you would expect. * The Spectator * This is a rollicking tale of a political maverick. * Radio Times * A bravura performance...Johnson has not only celebrated Churchill in this book: he has emulated him with comparable panache. * Financial Times * Johnson is a superb writer... Despite the heavy subject matter, The Churchill Factor is a light and quick read. * The Globe and Mail * In this spirited, entertaining tale... Johnson deftly weaves his narrative between war, politics and personal life. * Observer * Filled with vivid observations. * Washington Post *
Boris Johnson brings the legacy of Sir Winston Churchill back to life, to mark the 50th anniversary of his death.