David Senra

January 9, 2022



My top 10 highlights from the book

1. He read everything of value he could get his hands on, and forgot nothing he read.

2. He thirsted for office, power, and the chance to make history.

3. It is not easy to classify Churchill.

4. Never flinch, never weary, never despair.

5. Churchill was never content to be silent or inactive when the opportunity to say or do something interesting presented itself.

6. Then he went back to the fray, shaken but calm, to live more dangerously than ever before, but to fear even less.

7. He called for "a premium on effort" and "a penalty on inertia," and he certainly practiced what he preached.

8. Churchill never allowed mistakes, disaster, illnesses, unpopularity, and criticism to get him down.

9. He is an apostle of the offensive.

10. His aim was simple and clear: "Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival."

About David Senra

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