Norman Rose was born and educated in England. He is Professor of International Relations at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he is also the author of an acclaimed biography of Chaim Weizmann.
'This balance and breadth, this combination of sympathy and detachment, and this wide-ranging historical vision, mark out this book as the best one-volume life yet written.' - David Cannadine, Observer; 'Admirably written, shrewd and perceptive. It is difficult to think of a better single-volume biography than this.' - Robert Blake, TLS; 'Norman Rose's straight narrative of Churchill's life is. a minor masterpiece. It tells a colourful story vividly and elegantly. It is probably the best one-volume biography available.' - Anthony Howard, Sunday Times; 'Professor Rose's Churchill is the best to date. Although Rose does ample justice to his subject's manifest weaknesses, he never loses sight of Churchill's grandeur. This biography, though sometimes harsh, is notably fair.' - Philip Ziegler, Daily Telegraph; 'A well written narrative with warmth and life to it. Norman Rose shows us through the dark woods and the open landscape of an extraordinary life.' - Hugo Barnacle, Independent; 'Rose presents the story of Churchill's career in a refreshing and objective way.' - Andrew Roberts, The Times; 'A comprehensive and readable biography' - Henry Kissinger, New York Review of Books