BOOKS: The book that shook Tony Isaac

BOOKS: The book that shook Tony Isaac - 'There are two books that I've enjoyed reading very much in recent months on two very different subjects - one on leadership, the other on sport. You would have thought that it would be very difficult to write a new

by TONY ISAAC, chief executive of the BOC Group
Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

'There are two books that I've enjoyed reading very much in recent months on two very different subjects - one on leadership, the other on sport. You would have thought that it would be very difficult to write a new book on the subject of Churchill, but that is what Roy Jenkins has done. While stories about Churchill are legion, Jenkins' portrait is both fresh and original, and underlines why he was such a force to be reckoned with. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA Tour is a readable, beautifully observed and very well told story about that most frustrating of all sports - golf. On those very rare days when drives off the tee land bang in the middle of the fairway and every six-foot putt lands in the hole, you think: 'This must be a good way of earning a living.' A Good Walk Spoiled makes you think again and realise how much talent and hard work is necessary to become a successful professional golfer. The author John Feinstein highlights the struggles and triumphs of the top golfers in the game extremely well.'

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