‘Churchill: A Life’ follows Winston Churchill from his earliest days to his moments of triumph. Here, the drama and excitement of his story are ever-present. Martin Gilbert gives us a vivid portrait, using Churchill's most personal letters and the recollections of his contemporaries, both friends and enemies, to go behind the scenes of some of the stormiest and most fascinating political events of our time. Part 1 takes us from Churchill’s birth to the end of the First World War. ‘A masterpiece of scholarship’ The Independent ‘An extraordinary achievement. Genius, courage, generosity, humour, and imagination shine through’ Financial Times Christian Rodska reads the first part of Martin Gilbert’s epic, definitive biography of Winston Churchill.