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Paul Addison is director of the centre for second world war studies at the University of Edinburgh. My top 10 have not been arranged in order of merit - but if they had been, this would still be number one. The best source on the making of Winston Churchill is still Churchill himself. Written in late middle age, his autobiography recalled his unhappy childhood and his youthful quest for glory as a soldier and war correspondent. A classic adventure story, it was also a lament for a vanished age of aristocracy and empire. Research has moved on since then, but as an analysis of the essential Churchill the book has never been surpassed.
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Lead book review. Philip Ziegler. Churchill must be the most written-about figure in public life since Napoleon Bonaparte a subject, incidentally, to which Andrew Roberts has already contributed a substantial and prize-winning biography. To add anything worthwhile to this mountain requires that the author should be determined, courageous and have something new to say. Roberts has been assiduous in his research.