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With the title Churchill: Military Genius or Menace? the experienced reader of books about Winston Churchill will expect yet another expose of his alleged faults as a war leader. In that regard the reader of this volume will not be disappointed. Indeed, the book repeats the many previously made criticisms of Churchill, including the charges that he interfered in military affairs and was a “dictator” in running the British government. Among the other critiques offered by the author of the book are that Churchill refused to pursue peace negotiations in late May 1940 because “imbued by visions of death or glory for himself and the nation, Churchill was  determined that Britain would never surrender.” Criticisms of Churchill as a war leader have been made in a more sophisticated fashion and argued much more convincingly in many other books.

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