Secret 1: He Was Branded a Failure
Winston Churchill was a terrible student and, as a young man, an undistinguished soldier. As a journalist during the Boer War, he got captured by the enemy. During the First World War, he was blamed for England’s worst military disaster, the failed Gallipoli invasion of Turkey. He was the son of a scandalous American socialite and playboy Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill, the third son of the Duke of Marlborough. But he changed the world.