[April 16, 2016] What’s great for leaders about reading books is the chance to pickup lessons that are only truly learned in times of crisis. Today I have a special treat for those who read for strategic lessons. Those who read my blog know that I’m a fan of Winston Churchill because he was the epitome of a strong, moral leader. But … so much written about Churchill distorts his actions and interprets what he said, that it’s good to have this book out. Good reading!
Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government, Larry P. Amn, 2015.
Larry P. Amn is the right person to author this book on Winston Churchill. Many writers who tell us about great men (and women) rarely have the background other than simple research and writing skills. Amn has devoted his entire professional life to the study of Churchill’s politics, warfare, and life. The book’s thesis is rather straightforward; Churchill’s philosophy and practice are useful to us today and contain crucial insights that are in danger of being forgotten. While some argue that the times of Churchill are so different from us today that there are no lessons to learn from him; Amn disagrees. The book is divided into three parts: war, empire, and peace. What spans this book is Churchill’s imperialism and Amn goes to great lengths to show this as a powerful force for good. Surprisingly, it is not that long but it is packed with great information and well documented. Highly recommended.
… and now for our bonus book:
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, Edith Hamilton, 2011 (original publication 1942).
A special treat for my readers here at theLeaderMaker.com. Hamilton’s book on mythology is a wonderful primer for those interested in the human mind and the parallels to the thinking of those in our most ancient recorded times. This book has sold millions of copies throughout the world and is a classic. Make it a part of your library.
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