"Winston's War" is, as its name implies, the story of Winston Churchill's involvement in World War II. Winston passed through a series of phases during the course of the War. At the start of the book, he provides Britain's spirit and backbone to stand alone against the might of Germany. With the invasion of Russia and the attack on Pearl Harbor, Churchill became the alliance maker. In seemingly constant motion, he bounded from conference to battlefront to home front. At the summit level, he strove to keep Roosevelt and Stalin working together and kept FDR from falling too much under Stalin's sway. Through it all he, through the force of his personality, he maintained an influence for Britain as its war contribution decreased in relationship to that of its allies.
Author Max Hastings brings out domestic political challenges that Churchill confronted when the fortunes of war were unkind to Britain. He survived a motion of censure during 1942, something most have forgotten in the shadow of his towering heroic stature. I found this book to be fascinating. The talented writing and the captivating tale it tells will draw the interest of any World War II buff.