Perhaps I read this book too soon after reading Andrew Roberts excellent biography of Winston Churchill or maybe I have read too many books regarding Churchill and this period. While the story was good, I thought the history was only fair. It was sometimes more like a combination of history with a dash of British Tabloids than pure history. Mary Churchill's love life, while it may be important to some, seemed a bit out of place in a book dealing with Churchill's struggles both domestically and against Nazism. The same could be said for Jock Colville and Pamela Churchill's romantic trials. One glaring omission was the Halifax's peace initiative during the summer of 1940, which had the potential to topple the Churchill government and change the outcome of the war. No mention was made of this crisis and the little we read about Halifax is that he toured some bombed areas and was packed off to Washington to become ambassador. Overall a good non-fiction book, but not one of the best history books I've read on the subject.