In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War

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Churchill fought the war twice over - as Prime Minister and again as its premier historian. In 1948-54 he published six volumes of memoirs which secured his reputation and shaped our understanding of the conflict to this day.

Using the drafts and correspondence for The Second World War, David Reynolds opens our eyes to Churchill the author and to the research 'syndicate' on whom he depended. We see how the memoirs were censored by Whitehall to conceal secrets such as the codebreakers at Bletchley Park, and how Churchill himself censored them to avoid offending current world leaders.

This book forces us to reconsider much received wisdom about the war and illuminates an unjustly neglected period of his life - the Second Wilderness Years of 1945-51, when Churchill, now over seventy, wrote himself into history, politicked himself back into Downing Street and delivered some of the most important speeches of his career.

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'fluent, incisive and brilliant' -- Frank McLynn, Independent

'superbly breaks the mould of Churchill scholarship...It takes a real scholar to tweeze out what is authentically Churchillian' -- Jonathan Rose, Daily Telegraph

‘fascinating...perceptive...remarkable...the stuff of a literary thriller’ -- Richard Overy, Literary Review

‘meticulous scholarship’ -- Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph

‘truly outstanding and original’ -- Andrew Roberts, Evening Standard

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David Reynolds is Professor of International History at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Christ's College. He is the author of two prize winning studies of Anglo-American relations in World War Two - The Creation of the Anglo-American Alliance, 1937-1941 and Rich Relations: the American Occupation of Britain, 1942-1945 - and One World Divisible: A Global History Since 1945.

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