Winston Churchill, indispensable when liberty was in peril, dead since 1965, is today still accused of various sins, from alcoholism and racism to misogyny and warmongering. On the Internet, he simmers in a stew of imagined misdeeds-he knew about Pearl Harbor before it happened, he plotted the 1929 Wall Street crash. Drawing on the author's fifty years of research and writing on Churchill, this book uncovers the scores of myths surrounding him-the popular and the obscure-to reveal what he really said and did about many issues. Churchill had two personas-one that thought deeply about the nature of humanity, and one that helped to solve seemingly intractable problems. In his many decades in public life, he made mistakes but his faults were eclipsed by his virtues and his good name stands.