A bravura performance...Johnson has not only celebrated Churchill in this book: he has emulated him with comparable panache.
A characteristically breathless romp through the life and times of our greatest wartime leader...high on entertainment as it is on providing an appraisal of the great man's achievements.
A full-throated celebration of human greatness and perhaps the best (and certainly the funniest)...introduction to Churchill yet written.
An engagingly written romp through the elder statesman's greatest achievements.
Churchill's own energy - his indefatigable pursuit of excitement, glory, place and power - demands a writer of fizz and passion to do history justice. Johnson is that writer.
Filled with vivid observations.
Genuinely clever... this book sizzles.
In this spirited, entertaining tale... Johnson deftly weaves his narrative between war, politics and personal life.
Johnson is a superb writer... Despite the heavy subject matter, The Churchill Factor is a light and quick read.
Johnson's history of Churchill is well crafted, amply researched, and a pleasure to read. It can serve as a change of pace from more plodding accounts.
Splendidly enjoyable... It is rare to find a serious study of a politician that's this entertaining.
Readable, engaging and often funny.
Reading about Churchill is always a delight, and Johnson is an accomplished, accessible writer.
Riveting...Boris is a superb, accessible writer, with an easy, good-humoured touch.
The book's style is often chatty, enthusiastic and as funny as you would expect.
The must-read biography of the year.
This is a rollicking tale of a political maverick.