Winston Churchill was one of the most extraordinary leaders of the twentieth century. What enabled him to stand steadfastly when all those around him seemed to wither in fear? What enabled him to inspire whole nations to endure the unendurable and to achieve the unachievable when all around him others had already surrendered all hope? This book answers these questions and many more. It is a remarkable study of Churchill's leadership skills as they grew from his steadfast character. The result is an account that is no less inspiring today than it was three-quarters of a century ago when the great man's shadow fell large across the world stage.