Winston Churchill | Critical Review by Violet Barbour

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Winston Churchill.
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Critical Review by Violet Barbour

SOURCE: A review of Marlborough: His Life and Times, Vol. VI, in American Historical Review, Vol. 44, No. 4, August 1939, pp. 886-87.

In the following review, Barbour discusses the merits of the final volume of Churchill's biography of Marlborough, assessing the unity of the multi-volume work as a whole.

With this volume [Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volume VI, 1708-1722] Mr. Churchill lays down his pen as one who sheathes an avenging sword. Marlborough, persistently vilified by two of the sharpest, most incessant pens of his own day, Swift's and Defoe's, his memory brilliantly aspersed in the nineteenth century by Macaulay and Thackeray, has now found a sharp, tireless, brilliant pen to defend him. In this vindication Mr. Churchill has been anticipated by G. M. Trevelyan's sympathetic portrait of Marlborough in his England under Queen Anne, but in that temperate and humane...

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