This reviewer, along with countless others, waited for this book
for nearly 30 years, and despaired of ever seeing it. Having read it, the reviewer now feels like the victim of a bait-and-switch.
The authors provide more material about World War II than they offer about their putative subject. No one could write about Winston Churchill during these years without dealing with the war, for the war defined him as surely as he led England's role in
it. Nevertheless, the intense level of detail suggests that, since
the authors had done all their research, they were going to bludgeon their readers into dealing with it, come hell or high water. This reviewer read at the pace of 100 pages a day, a more
than respectable rate, but felt as though the reading was taking as long as it took the nations involved to fight WWII.
Anyone who approaches this book should do so for the war narrative
contained therein, and for that purpose it has tremendous value.
As a biogaphy, it falls short.