A memoir of Winston Churchill. It contains extracts from the candid diaries of Churchill's doctor Lord Moran, his devoted friend and confidant, revealing how the great man faced up to and absorbed the strain of events during the war years, the tremendous burden of his responsibilities, and his extraordinary resolution. Moran's keen observation, sensitivity, truth and insight should shed light on Churchill's conduct and personality. We hear of his weaknesses as well as his strengths: his rages, his jokes and salty comments, his occasional foolishness, and his rare cattiness. Moran also records details of other world figures, as well as the historic events in which Churchill played so momentous a part. This volume also contains an introduction by Lord Moran's son.
Lord Moran was awarded the MC during the Battle of the Somme during WWI, became doctor to Churchill in 1940, and in 1945 published his classic book on men under the stress of war, The Anatomy of Courage.