As the tumultous year of 2020 comes to a close, I thought I would share a few of my favorite reads from the past year (note: a few of these books were actually published in 2019). Here we go, in no particular order:
A riveting account of Winston Churchill's leadership during the early portion of World War II. Larson combs a variety of primary sources to describe how Churchill, his family, and his inner circle navigated the Battle of Britain. I've read many biographies of Churchill, but I found myself learning something new on many occasions as I read this book. Churchill had many flaws, and Larson documents them. However, we also learn so much about Churchill's brilliance as a wartime leader.