Churchill and Eden

Churchill and Eden Partners Through War & Peace written by David Charlwood and published by Pen and Sword Books – £25.00 – Hardback – Pages 286

Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden worked together for twenty years, but whilst one was revered and praised as a wartime leader the other was remembered for being the architect of a huge foreign policy failure. This is the story of two men working together through one of the tumultuous episodes in British history. The book takes us from the south of France to Africa, Vietnam and the Second World War. This books looks at the decisions made by two strong and powerful characters and men.

I have to say that this is really good book and a pleasure to read. Although I have read quite a few books on Winston Churchill, I have read very few about Anthony Eden, this book is very clear and comprehensive in detail but not over baring with little detail. I enjoy reading books from David Charlwood, who is very detailed and comes across as a young writer, especially after reading this and the other book of his I have read, the excellent 1920 – A Year of Global Turmoil. I think I enjoy his writing because you’ll see his books written in little chapters that specifically get to the point and only that point of the chapter. The book really does show how well these got on, and how the personal of Eden should be as high as Churchill as they both worked well together on equally important matters. I should also add that there is a good bibliography in this book. And I suppose the best thing I can say about this book is that it has made me want to read more about Anthony Eden. Avery good book indeed, well worth reading, and may I say would make a good Christmas stocking filler.

Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.

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