Books: Glowworm

CHURCHILL: YOUNG MAN IN A HURRY (1874-1915) by Ted Morgan

Simon & Schuster; 607pages; $22.50

"I am often struck at the limitations with which men of power pay the price for their domination over man kind." So remarked Henry James after being snubbed at a 1915 dinner party by Winston Churchill. Then 40 years old, the bumptious First Lord of the Admiralty seemed fated to become the youngest Prime Minister in modern English history. But as the old novelist suggested, the cost of rising was exorbitant. Before the year was out, the promising Cabinet Minister...

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