Synopses & Reviews
"Fast-moving and perceptive."The Times
When Winston Churchill died Sebastian Haffner wrote that "it seemed as if not a mere mortal was buried, but English history itself." Haffner was an "enemy alien" whose own writing deeply influenced Churchill's policy towards Germany and the Nazis.
A short, introductory biography of Winston Churchill by the great German journalist, essayist and historian Sebastian Haffner.
When Churchill died, one might have thought that it was not a man who was being borne to his grave, but British history itselfa resplendent, fortunate history whose last illustrious chapter Churchill himself had written almost a quarter of a century before
About the Author
Sebastian Haffner emigrated to London from Berlin in 1930s and was a vocal critic of the Nazi regime, writing influential articles in the Observer. After the war, he became Germany's pre-eminent political commentator. His many books include: Germany: Jekyll and Hyde and The Meaning of Hitler and the posthumous publication Defying Hitler: A Memoir.