Churchill’s Trial by Larry P. Arnn
Larry P. Arnn’s new book is most readable when the author gives us narratives from his subject’s younger life. Churchill, with his uncommon bravery and taste for adventure, is an exciting character to read about.
But most of the book deals with Churchill’s political views and personal philosophies, and how they were often at odds with many—at times, it seems, the majority—of the views held by his contemporaries.
Though Arnn shows that Churchill had some early sympathy with somewhat socialistic views, his main point is to show that Churchill was primarily a champion against socialism, seeing before many others the problems it would lead to.
Arnn’s book is well researched and well written, contains some good lessons, and has a few interesting stories. Because of its focus on political philosophy, however, it won’t hold the interest of readers looking for a common biography of Churchill.
I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.