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Lord Moran became Churchill's doctor in 1940 and his devoted friend and confidant thereafter. Moran's interest in the effects of war on the individual informed his study of this titanic figure, through the struggle with Nazi Germany and in the post-war years when Churchill was battling against declining political influence and the handicaps of old age.


The period between 1945 and 1960 saw Churchill's defeat by Attlee, his re-election as a man of peace, the start of the Cold War and the handover of power to his protégé Eden.


In private, those years saw the decline of a man who had embodied the soul of a nation. From Churchill's first stroke in Monte Carlo in 1949 to his on-off deliberations about resigning, only Moran's diaries give Churchill's side of this story -- they are the source upon which historians have learnt to rely.


With the benefit of historical hindsight, this revised edition of Moran's candid and controversial account reveals the forgotten years, and the great man himself, in a new, contemporary light.

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One of the great biographies . . . like Boswell, Moran is a brilliant recorder of conversations and a wonderfully astute portraitist. He captures the way that Churchill's virtues and strengths all shine through a palimpsest of weakness -- the colossal bravery. (A. N. Wilson, Daily Telegraph)

The years after 1945 [are] where Moran's insights are most valuable . . . a perceptive, if tart, analyst of character. (David Reynolds, London Review of Books)

An invaluable contribution to the library of Churchill books. (Good Book Guide)

Unique value...and brilliance of Lord Moran's memoir (Alistair Cooke Wall Street Journal)

Unique pleasure is the doctor's eye for Churchill's human foibles and ear for the tang of his speech... (Wall Street Journal)

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Contains extracts from the candid diaries of Churchill's doctor Lord Moran, his devoted friend and confidant. This edition sheds light on how the great man faced up to and absorbed the strain of events during the war years, the tremendous burden of his responsibilities, and his extraordinary resolution.

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