CHURCHILL'S WAR LAB
Author: Taylor Downing
Publisher: PENGUIN/PUTNAM (PENGUIN ACCT), Jul 2012
Reveals how Churchill?s passion for military history, his unique leadership style, & his patronization of radical new ideas would lead to new technology & new tactics that would save lives & enable an Allied victory. 6x9 inches, 416 pgs.
As a young boy he re-enacted historic battles with toy soldiers, as a soldier he saw action on three continents, and as the Prime Minister only a direct edict from King George VI could keep him from joining the troops on D-Day.
No war generated more incredible theories, more technical advances, more scientific leaps, or more pioneering work that lay the foundation for the post-war computer revolution. And it was Churchill?s dogged determination and enthusiasm for revolutionary ideas that fueled this extraordinary outpouring of British genius. From the coauthor of Cold War comes an exciting new take on Churchill?s war leadership and the story of a complex, powerful and inventive war leader.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Taylor Downing was educated at Cambridge and went on to become Managing Director and Head of History at Flashback Television. He is the author of Battlestations and Cold War.
"Churchill's War Lab is a valuable addition to WWII history, to the history of modern technology, and of course to Churchilliana." - Booklist
"Well-researched... It is a good overview of how a visionary leader must encourage and coordinate the talents of various personalities and organizations to achieve a common goal... Fast-paced and informative book." - Library Journal
?A vivid and fast-paced retelling of Churchill?s remarkable career - from callow war correspondent to battle-hardened leader of men- takes center stage.? - Financial Times