Genuinely clever... this book sizzles.
This is a rollicking tale of a political maverick.
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.
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.
An engagingly written romp through the elder statesman's greatest achievements.
Johnson is a superb writer... Despite the heavy subject matter, The Churchill Factor is a light and quick read.
The must-read biography of the year.
A full-throated celebration of human greatness and perhaps the best (and certainly the funniest)...introduction to Churchill yet written.
Readable, engaging and often funny.
In this spirited, entertaining tale... Johnson deftly weaves his narrative between war, politics and personal life.
Riveting...Boris is a superb, accessible writer, with an easy, good-humoured touch.
Splendidly enjoyable... It is rare to find a serious study of a politician that's this entertaining.
Filled with vivid observations.
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.
The book's style is often chatty, enthusiastic and as funny as you would expect.
Reading about Churchill is always a delight, and Johnson is an accomplished, accessible writer.