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An excellent take on a rather well covered theme.,
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This review is from: Churchill & Secret Service (Kindle Edition)
Lord Jenkins, in the introduction to his latest book on Churchill, admits that his is one of 50-100 different books on Sir Winston's life and that presumably excludes Churchill's own prodigious output. So, the scope for casting new light on a very well covered subject is limited by definition. Churchill was a politician first and a recorder of history second, he believed strongly that history is written by the victor.
This leaves a number of niche subjects involving Churchill that bear further investigation and Mr Stafford seems to have struck a plum one. Churchill was obsessed with intelligence and Stafford shows this trait in him from an early age. Plenty of facts, not many new but well sourced, intertwine with a well-balanced overall view of WW2. The whole is easy reading, has a good pace and is informative and enjoyable.
I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in early 20th century espionage or WW2 or Churchill himself.