Coming to this after all its stellar reviews may seem redundant,but as an historian tho' with no expertise on this topic and not a great fan of biographies,nevertheless I thought this book was excellent. Readable,well written with a good balance of personal detail and critical analysis of a man who modestly made more contributions to the well being of British citizens than any other PM in the 20th.C. and had more sense of civic responsibility than any of his second rate successors,none of whom has been his equal in terms of public duty and moral responsibility. His stress on citizens duties as well as rights applies even more strongly now,not least to often self-serving politicians. Congratulations to John Bew on this study,and of course to "Clem" for being the man he was.