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Boris Johnson talks about Churchill and his force of will - Hodder & Stoughton

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Boris Johnson discusses Churchill's sheer force of will and his new book THE CHURCHILL FACTOR. Boris Johnson brings the legacy of Sir Winston Churchill back to life, to mark the 50th anniversary of his death. 'The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.' Marking the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays - with characteristic wit and passion-a man of multiple contradictions, contagious bravery, breath-taking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the King to stay out of action on D-Day; he embraced large-scale strategic bombing, yet hated the destruction of war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was a celebrated journalist, a great orator and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was famous for his ability to combine wining and dining with many late nights of crucial wartime decision-making. His open-mindedness made him a pioneer in health care, education, and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. Most of all, as Boris Johnson says, 'Churchill is the resounding human rebuttal to all who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces'. THE CHURCHILL FACTOR is a book to be enjoyed not only by anyone interested in history: it is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what makes a great leader. Hodder & Stoughton is a major publisher within Hachette UK, one of the UK’s biggest publishing groups. We publish a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. Subscribe to our channel to discover more inspiring videos of our award-winning books and authors: http://bit.ly/ZxCFcv Visit out website at http://bit.ly/ZxBY2Z Follow us on Twitter at http://bit.ly/1zf2yym Find us on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/1rHy6CQ