Winston Churchill: Portrait of an Unquiet Mind


By: Andrew Norman
Format: Hardback
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781848846777
Published: 3rd April 2012
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

Current purchase price:
£19.99

Winston Churchill: Portrait of an Unquiet Mind

Dr Andrew Norman approaches Churchill's state of mind from an entirely new medical angle, disproving the commonly held views of medical experts.

Lord Moran, Winston's doctor, who was a physician not a psychiatrist, admitted to being powerless to help his patient, who understood all was not well, not understanding his mental condition. The book also looks at the relationship between Winston and his father, Lord Randolph, and sheds new light on his Lordship's death and the attached controversy.

Winston Churchill was an extraordinary person – a politician, a statesman, a man of letters and a soldier; but it was for his wartime leadership during the Second World War that he is chiefly remembered. In a study of his life, certain bizarre character traits become discernible. He had excessive energy and required little sleep. His mind would either flit from one idea to another with
bewildering speed, or focus obsessively on one particular goal. He was impulsive, and his attention was easily drawn to irrelevant or unimportant matters. He enjoyed taking risks almost to the point of self-destruction. He lacked inhibition and was eccentric in the extreme. Yet at other times, when he was afflicted with what he called his 'Black Dog', he became depressed, irritable, aggressive, and preoccupied with death and thoughts of suicide.

By closely and painstakingly examining the statements of Churchill's doctor; of Winston himself, his family, his friends and acquaintances, Dr Norman, as a medical man, has been able to ascertain the true nature of Winston's disorder. The diagnosis having been made it is now possible, for the very first time, to understand the man himself and what made him 'tick'.

 



Some books that may interest you

Messines Ridge
Messines Ridge
By: Peter Oldham

Cameos of the Western Front: Salient Points Five
Cameos of the Western Front: Salient Points Five
By: Ted Smith, Tony Spagnoly

Tramp Ships
Tramp Ships
By: Roy Fenton

Barking and Dagenham in the Great War
Barking and Dagenham in the Great War
By: Stephen Wynn

Air Battle for Arnhem [Kindle]
Air Battle for Arnhem [Kindle]
By: Alan Cooper

Aircraft Down [Kindle]
Aircraft Down [Kindle]
By: Alec Brew

The U-Boat War in the Atlantic Vol I - 1939-1941
The U-Boat War in the Atlantic Vol I - 1939-1941
By: Bob Carruthers

Breeding Ground
Breeding Ground
By: Deepak Tripathi

Before the Battlecruiser
Before the Battlecruiser
By: Aidan Dodson

Winged Sabres
Winged Sabres
By: Robert A Sellwood

Setting France Ablaze
Setting France Ablaze
By: Peter Jacobs

Churchill's Desert Rats in North-West Europe
Churchill's Desert Rats in North-West Europe
By: Patrick Delaforce

Gentlemen in Blue [Kindle]
Gentlemen in Blue [Kindle]
By: Hans Onderwater

The Battleship Builders
The Battleship Builders
By: Ian Buxton, Ian Johnston

Fortress Island Malta [Kindle]
Fortress Island Malta [Kindle]
By: Peter Jacobs



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.