Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill: A Brief Account of a Long Life

Gretchen Rubin (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
May 11, 2004
Pages
336
Dimensions
4.69 X 0.7 X 8.55 inches | 0.56 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812971446
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About the Author

GRETCHEN CRAFT RUBIN received her undergraduate and law degrees from Yale and was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. She clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court and served as counsel to Federal Communications Commissions Chairman Reed Hundt. She teaches at Yale Law School and School of Management and is the author of Power Money Fame Sex: A User's Guide. Visit the author's Web site at www.gretchenrubin.com

Reviews

"A compelling read . . . Gretchen Rubin has produced a shrewd, original, and utterly engaging book, one that achieves the considerable feat of distilling an epic life to its essence while deconstructing the art of biography. Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill does for the writing of history what Wallace Stevens's 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird' did for poetry--both does it and shows us how it's done."
--JAMES ATLAS, author of Bellow: A Biography

"At last! A book to put all the other books on Churchill into perspective. The Great Man was in danger of becoming hidden by the forest of verbiage in his memory. Gretchen Rubin cuts a clear path to her subject, and along the way takes the reader on a fascinating and hilarious journey."
--AMANDA FOREMAN, bestselling author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire

"Was there ever a better subject for biography? Heroic, petty, noble, selfish, courageous, devious, grandiloquent, plain-speaking, generous, tyrannical, Churchill was all these and more. Rubin strives to capture the essence of her larger-than-life subject not through a head-on assault, but by circling him and taking snapshots from a multiplicity of angles. Her Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a feat of intelligent compression, a stereoscopic portrait for the space age, a biography in miniature, and not least, a rattling good read."
--MICHAEL SCAMMELL, author of Solzhenitsyn: A Biography