Winston Churchill: A Penguin Life Topics for Discussion

John Keegan
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Discuss two personal traits that helped Churchill become a great national leader that he clearly possessed from early on in his life.

How did Churchill's relationship with his wife help him to accomplish the great tasks he set for himself?

How did Churchill's time in the Army prepare him for being a Prime Minister during World War Two?

Which feature of Churchill's life most surprised you and why?

What do you think Churchill's greatest personal strength was? His greatest weakness? Explain.

What consistent political principles does Keegan attribute to Churchill in his political career? Do you think Keegan is right to see so much consistency in Churchill?

To what extent is Keegan's biography of Churchill even-handed? Is it too laudatory? Explain.

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