The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History
As the country navigates a national crisis once again, read how Britain’s Prime Minister was inspired by Winston Churchill. One man can make all the difference. Now leader of the UK himself, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the ‘Churchill Factor’ – the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays – with characteristic wit and passion – a man of multiple contradictions, contagious bravery, breath-taking eloquence, matchless strategizing and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the King to stay out of action on D-Day; he embraced large-scale strategic bombing, yet hated the destruction of war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was a celebrated journalist, a great orator and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was famous for his ability to combine wining and dining with many late nights of crucial wartime decision-making. His open-mindedness made him a pioneer in healthcare, education and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. As Prime Minister Boris Johnson says, ‘Churchill is the resounding human rebuttal to all who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces’. Published in association with Churchill Heritage, The Churchill Factor is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what makes a great leader in a time of crisis. 2 X 8pp b&w
- Contributor:Boris Johnson
- Imprint:Hodder Paperback
- Number of Pages:432
- Packaged Dimensions:128x196x32mm
- Packaged Weight:320
- Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton
- Release Date:2015-07-02
- Binding:Paperback / softback
- Biography:Boris Johnson is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party. He has represented Uxbridge and South Ruislip as a Member of Parliament since 2015. He previously served as Foreign Secretary (2016-18), and was Mayor of London (2008-16) for two terms, most notably during the London Olympics. He was also MP for Henley-on-Thames (2001-2008). Johnson was born in 1964 and has had a long and colourful career as a journalist, most recently as a columnist for The Telegraph. He was the editor of The Spectator (1999-2005).He is the author of many books, including the international bestseller The Churchill Factor, which was published in more than twenty countries. He lives in London.
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Former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle tells the story of his legendary career, from 1999-2009, during which time he recorded the most confirmed sniper kills (officially a record 155, though the real number is even much higher) in the history of the United States military, any branch, from 1776 to present. Nicknamed The Legend by his fellow SEALS, Kyle’s service in Iraq and Afghanistan earned him seven medals for bravery, including two Silver Stars. With the pacing of thriller, “American Sniper” vividly recounts Chief Kyle’s experiences at key battles, including the March on Baghdad (beginning of Iraq War), Fallujah, Ramadi, and Sadr City. He was shot in both the helmet and back; he witnessed the death of his two closest friends. After his combat deployments, Kyle became the SEAL’s chief sniper instructor, and he literally wrote the book on being a sniper: the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, which is the first Navy SEAL sniper manual. Today he is the CEO of an international security and training corporation. “American Sniper” is the story of the accomplishments of a husband and father who went from a Texas rodeo cowboy to his country’s most legendary sniper. It describes the challenges of keeping a marriage and family together, and how after four deployments, Kyle ultimately chose to return to his wife and two children. This is also the story of the men of SEAL Team 3 who fought and died as brothers with Kyle. “American Sniper” provides a rare, first-hand glimpse at the elite world of the SEALs and combat snipers who fought in a war where the “Rules of Engagement” only allowed for precise surgical strikes at the heart of a well-trained and well-organized opposition force, which had virtually no “Rules of Engagement”.
Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. TrumpBr1,650.00Add to cart
This book almost didn’t see the light of day as government officials tried to bar its publication.
The inside story of the real President Trump, by his former attorney and personal advisor – the man who helped get him into the oval office
Once Donald Trump’s fiercest surrogate, closest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where the skeletons are buried.
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Kamala Harris: The BiographyBr1,320.00Add to cart
University Press returns with another short and captivating portrait of one of history’s most compelling figures, Kamala Harris.
Kamala Harris was born in California to a Tamil mother from India and a black father from Jamaica. She grew up singing in the choir at a Baptist church and attending a Hindu temple with her mother. She is now happily married to a Jewish lawyer. As the District Attorney of San Francisco and as the Attorney General of California she gained a “tough on crime” reputation while opposing the death penalty. Much to the chagrin of her critics, Harris has been defying stereotypes since the very beginning.
Born in Oakland to a brainy, academic family, Harris became a lawyer, worked for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, was elected District Attorney of San Francisco, was elected Attorney General of California, won election to the United States Senate, ran for President of the United States, and, in 2020, was chosen by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to be his vice-presidential running mate.
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History of World War II: The campaigns, battles and weapons from 1939 to 1945Br2,200.00Add to cart
The events of 1939-1945 had such a dramatic impact on the world that it is easy to forget that Allied victory was far from certain, especially in the early part of the war when both the Nazis in Europe and the Japanese in the Pacific were sweeping all before them. History of World War II chronicles the war as it happened, focusing on key battles and events that act as signposts in the slow change of fortunes of either side. Divided into two sections, one on each major theatre, the book describes such famous events as the attack on Pearl Harbor, the battle of Stalingrad, the Normandy landings, the fall of Berlin, and the struggle for Iwo Jima. Linking each famous event is an in-depth chronology detailing other events happening elsewhere, building into a snapshot of the war at that point. In each section are spreads comparing and contrasting the strengths of essential weapons in that battle: fighter aircraft in the Battle of Britain, tanks at Kursk, landing aircraft at D- Day and in the Pacific. Each of these spreads is packed with colourful diagrams, graphs and charts to help you grasp the relative strengths of, for example, different aircraft carriers at the Battle of Midway, US versus Japanese small arms at Okinawa and anti- tank guns in the Normandy campaign, among many other engagements. The final part of the book provides a chronology of the war. Highly illustrated with colour maps and both colour and black-and-white photographs and colour artworks, History of World War II is a both a handy reference volume on the progress of the conflict and the weapons used to fight it. 1500 photos and artworks; 1500 Illustrations, unspecified
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