Winston Churchill | Critical Review by Times Literary Supplement

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Winston Churchill.
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SOURCE: “Sir Winston's Elephant,” in Time Literary Supplement, No. 2857, November 30, 1956, pp. 705-6.

In the following review, the critic finds The New World to be a “formidable” undertaking, but notes flaws in Churchill's methods of presentation.

Although the second volume of Sir Winston Churchill's A History of the English-Speaking Peoples is called The New World, the theme has little to do with America. The first 142 pages, ending with seventy years of peace deal with the reigns of Henry VIII, Elizabeth and James I, during which Roanoke, Bermuda, Virginia, Plymouth. Maine and New Hampshire have been colonized, but it is not till then that the central sequence is announced, which the author calls “the most memorable chapter in English history.” It is no less. Sir Winston's description of the poetic, indeed the Aristotelian, struggle...

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