If Sir Winston Churchill had died in his 40s as he expected, we would have remembered him as a brilliant failure. Instead, the sickly but precocious lad lived to see 50 more years as journalist, soldier, writer, politician and world statesman. Fascinating text and more than 190 photographs and illustrations help you understand and appreciate this complex champion better than ever, from childhood neglect, brutal schooling and early military failure, to acclaim as Britain’s leading light during the darkest days of World War II. Includes stirring excerpts from pivotal speeches, plus insights on his enduring marriage, “black dog” depressions and private life. Hardcover; 256 pages.