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There have been plenty of books—perhaps too many—about Churchill, but very few that mention his work as a writer in more than passing. Reynolds adds considerably to our understanding of the British leader.Read Full Review of In Command of History: Church... | See more reviews from Kirkus
Packed with detail and vivid characterizations (but still clearly a scholarly, thoroughly researched work), it's a different take on one of the few men capable of both making history and writing it.Read Full Review of In Command of History: Church... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
Despite the hall-of-mirrors quality of "In Command of History" -- a historian writing about another historian writing another book -- he has produced a fascinating account that accomplishes the impossible: he actually finds something new and interesting to say about one of the most chronicled characters of all time.Read Full Review of In Command of History: Church... | See more reviews from NY Times
To Reynolds's credit, while he is intent on pulling back the curtain a bit, he does not conclude, as have more fervent debunkers, that the emperor has no clothing. In the end, Reynolds's respect for Churchill as writer and statesman appears undiminished by the lengths to which he went to shape his own reputation.Read Full Review of In Command of History: Church... | See more reviews from NY Times
Reynolds is careful to show how Churchill massaged events to conform to the version of the war he wanted to present.Read Full Review of In Command of History: Church...
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