I highly recommend the book Churchill: Walking with Destiny. Not an easy read. It is long and detailed. Very rich in content with many insights into a very complex man. I have always been fascinated by Churchill, after reading this I am no less fascinated. He had his flaws, that was for sure, but somehow under the direst circumstances he led his nation through one of the most difficult times any nation in history has endured.
I think there are many lessons in this book that apply to our current world order. “In that sense, Churchill was one of the greatest individualists of modern times, because he approached everything in life completely as an individual rather than part of a group, from the moment he left his officers mess in 1889 onwards.” (P.980)
This sums up my appeal of Churchill as a figure in history, he was his own man.