Who Was Winston Churchill

Who Was Winston Churchill
Author: Ellen Labrecque,Who HQ
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN 10: 0698198956
ISBN 13: 9780698198951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Was Winston Churchill Book Review:

Born into aristocracy, Churchill cut his teeth as a young army officer in British India, the Sudan, and the Second Boer War. He rose in the ranks to First Lord of the Admiralty and was a staunch opponent of the encroaching German Nazis. Churchill served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British Prime Minister to have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.

Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill

Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2004-05-11
ISBN 10: 0812971442
ISBN 13: 9780812971446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill Book Review:

A WALL STREET JOURNAL SUMMER PICK A WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the British cavalry’s last great charge and inventor of the tank, Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940 and set the standard for leading a democracy at war. With penetrating insight and vivid anecdotes, Gretchen Rubin makes Churchill accessible and meaningful to twenty-first-century readers by analyzing the many contrasting views of the man: he was an alcoholic, he was not; he was an anachronism, he was a visionary; he was a racist, he was a humanitarian; he was the most quotable man in the history of the English language, he was a bore. Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction. It brings to full realization the depiction of a man too fabulous for any novelist to construct, too complex for even the longest narrative to describe, and too significant ever to be forgotten.

Memoirs of the Second World War

Memoirs of the Second World War
Author: Winston Churchill
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 1065
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105122748770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoirs of the Second World War Book Review:

Surveys the war and its politics

My Early Life

My Early Life
Author: Winston Churchill
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1996-06-06
ISBN 10: 9780684823454
ISBN 13: 0684823454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Early Life Book Review:

Here, in his own words, are the fascinating first thirty years in the life of one of the most provocative and compelling leaders of the twentieth century: Winston Churchill. As a visionary, statesman, and historian, and the most eloquent spokesman against Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill was one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. In this autobiography, Churchill recalls his childhood, his schooling, his years as a war correspondent in South Africa during the Boer War, and his first forays into politics as a member of Parliament. My Early Life not only gives readers insights into the shaping of a great leader but, as Churchill himself wrote, “a picture of a vanished age.” To fully understand Winston Churchill and his times, My Early Life is essential reading.

The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill

The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill
Author: Dominique Enright
Publsiher: Michael O'Mara Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-06-09
ISBN 10: 1843175894
ISBN 13: 9781843175896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill Book Review:

Sir Winston Churchill remains a British hero, lauded for his oratorical skill. He wrote histories, biographies, memoirs, and even a novel, while his journalism, speeches and broadcasts run to millions of words. From 1940 he inspired and united the British people and guided their war effort. Behind the public figure, however, was a man of vast humanity and enormous wit. His most famous speeches and sayings have passed into history but many of his aphorisms, puns and jokes are less well-known. This enchanting collection brings together hundreds of his wittiest remarks as a record of all that was best about this endearing, conceited, talented and wildly funny Englishman. Also available in the series are collections from Shakespeare, To Be or Not To Be, and Oscar Wilde, I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation.

The World Crisis 1911 1918

The World Crisis  1911 1918
Author: Winston Churchill
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 857
Release: 2005-10-06
ISBN 10: 0743283430
ISBN 13: 9780743283434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Crisis 1911 1918 Book Review:

Features the former prime minister's observations about public morale and leadership before and during the first World War, tracing major campaigns that marked the origins of modern warfare.

Never Give In

Never Give In
Author: Sir Winston S. Churchill
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2013-10-14
ISBN 10: 1472527518
ISBN 13: 9781472527516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Give In Book Review:

A great statesmen, a masterful historian whose writings won him the Nobel Prize for literature and a war-time leader with few peers, Sir Winston Churchill is remembered perhaps most clearly today for the sheer power of his oratory: the speeches that rallied a nation in its darkest hour and steeled that nation for victory against the might of the Fascist powers. Never Give In! celebrates this oratory by gathering together Churchill's most powerful speeches from throughout his public career. Carefully selected by his grandson, this collection includes all his best known speeches - from his great war-time broadcasts to the "Iron Curtain" speech that heralded the start of the Cold War - and many lesser known but inspirational pieces. In a single volume Never Give In! provides a powerful testimony to one of the great public figures of the 20th century.

Churchill

Churchill
Author: Andrew Roberts
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2018-10-04
ISBN 10: 0241205646
ISBN 13: 9780241205648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Churchill Book Review:

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A SUNDAY TIMES, THE TIMES, ECONOMIST, DAILY TELEGRAPH, EVENING STANDARD, OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Undoubtedly the best single-volume life of Churchill ever written' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times A magnificently fresh and unexpected biography of Churchill, by one of Britain's most acclaimed historians Winston Churchill towers over every other figure in twentieth-century British history. By the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1965, many thought him to be the greatest man in the world. There have been over a thousand previous biographies of Churchill. Andrew Roberts now draws on over forty new sources, including the private diaries of King George VI, used in no previous Churchill biography to depict him more intimately and persuasively than any of its predecessors. The book in no way conceals Churchill's faults and it allows the reader to appreciate his virtues and character in full: his titanic capacity for work (and drink), his ability see the big picture, his willingness to take risks and insistence on being where the action was, his good humour even in the most desperate circumstances, the breadth and strength of his friendships and his extraordinary propensity to burst into tears at unexpected moments. Above all, it shows us the wellsprings of his personality - his lifelong desire to please his father (even long after his father's death) but aristocratic disdain for the opinions of almost everyone else, his love of the British Empire, his sense of history and its connection to the present. During the Second World War, Churchill summoned a particular scientist to see him several times for technical advice. 'It was the same whenever we met', wrote the young man, 'I had a feeling of being recharged by a source of living power.' Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt's emissary, wrote 'Wherever he was, there was a battlefront.' Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, Churchill's essential partner in strategy and most severe critic in private, wrote in his diary, 'I thank God I was given such an opportunity of working alongside such a man, and of having my eyes opened to the fact that occasionally supermen exist on this earth.'

Never Give in

Never Give in
Author: Stephen Mansfield
Publsiher: Cumberland House Publishing
Total Pages: 225
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9781888952193
ISBN 13: 1888952199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Give in Book Review:

A study of Winston Churchill's leadership and character focusing on his childhood, marriage and family life, and spiritual beliefs.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
Author: John B. Severance
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780395698532
ISBN 13: 0395698537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winston Churchill Book Review:

Traces the life and political career of the former British prime minister, and describes his contributions to the outcome of World War II

While England Slept by Winston Churchill

While England Slept by Winston Churchill
Author: Winston S. Churchill
Publsiher: Ishi Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2016-12-08
ISBN 10: 9784871877725
ISBN 13: 4871877728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

While England Slept by Winston Churchill Book Review:

In June 1938, Winston Churchill published this book under the title "Arms and the Covenant." It was then published in the US in September 1938 as While England Slept; a Survey of World Affairs, 1932-1938. It highlighted the United Kingdom's lack of military preparation to face the threat of Nazi Germany's expansion.

Winston Churchill s Illnesses 1886 1965

Winston Churchill s Illnesses  1886   1965
Author: Allister Vale,John Scadding,Randolph Churchill
Publsiher: Casemate Publishers
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2020-11-23
ISBN 10: 1526789507
ISBN 13: 9781526789501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winston Churchill s Illnesses 1886 1965 Book Review:

This in-depth account of the legendary leader’s ailments and their effects is a “tremendously important contribution to Churchillian studies” (Claremont Review of Books). Prominent physicians Allister Vale and John Scadding have written a meticulously researched and definitive account documenting all of Winston Churchill’s major illnesses, from an episode of childhood pneumonia in 1886 until his death in 1965. They have adopted a thorough approach in gaining access to numerous sources of medical information and have cited extensively from the clinical records of the distinguished physicians and surgeons invited to consult on Churchill during his many episodes of illness. These include not only objective clinical data, but also personal reflections by Churchill’s family, friends and political colleagues, resulting in a unique and fascinating study.

The Irrepressible Churchill

The Irrepressible Churchill
Author: Winston Churchill
Publsiher: Robson Books Limited
Total Pages: 310
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000000922447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Irrepressible Churchill Book Review:

Sir Winston Churchill remains Britain's most iconic statesman and one of the 20th century's greatest orators. Written mainly in his own words, this new edition of a classic work details his remarkable career as well as his extraordinary life. Collated by Kay Halle, a close family friend of the Churchills, it provides an invaluable record of Sir Winston's thoughts, opinions, wit, and wisdom.

The River War

The River War
Author: Winston Churchill
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 381
Release: 1902
ISBN 10: 0486447855
ISBN 13: 9780486447858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The River War Book Review:

This instructive treatise on a Middle Eastern conflict was written by one of history's greatest figures. Churchill recounts the operations directed by Lord Kitchener on the Upper Nile from 1896 to 1899, offering valuable insights into a historic clash of Western and Arabic cultures. 22 maps and plans.

Churchill the Power of Words

Churchill the Power of Words
Author: Winston Churchill,Martin Gilbert
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 683
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780857501462
ISBN 13: 0857501461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Churchill the Power of Words Book Review:

Winston Churchill understood and wielded the power of words throughout his six decades in the public eye. His wartime writings and speeches revealed both his vision for the future and his own personal feelings, fascinating generation after generation with their powerful style and thoughtful reflection. In this book Churchillâe(tm)s official biographer, Martin Gilbert, has skilfully selected 200 extracts from his entire oeuvre of books, articles and speeches that reflect his life story, career and philosophy. From intimate memories of his childhood to his contributions to half a century of debates on war and social policy, we see how Churchill used words for different purposes: to argue for moral causes; to advocate action in the national and international spheres, and to tell of his own struggles, setbacks and achievements. Martin Gilbertâe(tm)s informed choice of extracts and his illuminating explanations linking them together create a compelling biography of Churchill as recounted in the great manâe(tm)s own inimitable words.

Winston Churchill and Emery Reves

Winston Churchill and Emery Reves
Author: Winston Churchill,Emery Reves,Martin Gilbert
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 397
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780292712010
ISBN 13: 0292712014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winston Churchill and Emery Reves Book Review:

Early in 1937, the enterprising owner of an independent press service called Cooperation made Winston Churchill an irresistible offer. He would place Churchill's articles on current world events in major newspapers across Europe - and for significantly more money than Churchill was making through his present agent. So began a profitable business relationship that grew over time into an enduring personal friendship. This book chronicles that relationship through the entire body of correspondence between Winston Churchill and Emery Reves. It preserves a compelling record of how each man used the other's talents to forward a cause that passionately engaged them both - the spread of democratic ideals in a post-totalitarian world.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
Author: John Keegan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-10-30
ISBN 10: 9780143112648
ISBN 13: 0143112643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winston Churchill Book Review:

One of the greatest historians writing today gives us a defining portrait of the incomparable Winston Churchill In his landmark biography of Winston Churchill, acclaimed historian John Keegan offers a very human portrait of one of the twentieth century's enduring symbols of heroic defiance. From Churchill's youth as a poor student to his leadership during World War II, Keegan reveals a man whose own idea of an English past—eloquently embodied in his speeches—allowed him to exhort a nation to unprecedented levels of sacrifice. The result is a uniquely discerning look at one of the most fascinating personalities in history. “The best military historian of our generation.” –Tom Clancy

Churchill s Shadow

Churchill s Shadow
Author: Geoffrey Wheatcroft
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2021-08-19
ISBN 10: 1473566371
ISBN 13: 9781473566378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Churchill s Shadow Book Review:

'Provocative, clear-sighted, richly textured and wonderfully readable, this is the indispensable biography of Churchill for the post-Brexit 2020s' DAVID KYNASTON 'Stimulating, erudite and above all entertaining' ROBERT HARRIS In A.J.P. Taylor's words, Churchill was 'the saviour of his country' when he became prime minister in 1940. Yet he was also a deeply flawed character, whose personal ambition would cloud his political judgement. While Churchill's Shadow gives due credit to the achievements, it also reveals some spectacular failures; indeed, it appears that for every Finest Hour there were many more Gallipolis. But this book goes beyond the reappraisal of a life and a career: it reveals that Churchill has cast a complex shadow over post-war British history and contemporary politics - from the 'Churchillian stance' of Tony Blair taking the country to war in Iraq to the delusion of a special relationship with the United States to the fateful belief in British exceptionalism: that the nation can once again stand alone in Europe. Geoffrey Wheatcroft takes a radically different approach to other biographies and studies of Churchill, zooming in on crucial moments in his life that help us understand the man in his many contradictions. Churchill's Shadow both tells the story of his extraordinary life and the equally fascinating one of his legacy, focusing on how Churchill was viewed by contemporaries and those who came after. As we struggle to work out who we are as a nation, how our complex legacies of war and empire shape our past and our present, we do that in the long shadow of Churchill. He set about writing his own myth during his lifetime and it is a myth - with all the delusions and hangovers myths bring - in whose grip we have been living in ever since.

The Churchill Myths

The Churchill Myths
Author: Steven Fielding,Bill Schwarz,Richard Toye
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-08-14
ISBN 10: 0192598996
ISBN 13: 9780192598998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Churchill Myths Book Review:

This is not a book about Winston Churchill. It is not principally about his politics, nor his rhetorical imagination, nor even about the man himself. Instead, it addresses the varied afterlives of the man and the persistent, deeply located compulsion to bring him back from the dead, capturing and explaining the significance of the various Churchill myths to Britain's history and current politics. The authors look at Churchill's portrayal in social memory. They demonstrate the ways in which politicians have often used the idea of Churchill as a means of self-validation - using him to show themselves as tough and honest players. They show the man dramatized in film and television - an onscreen persona that is often the product of a gratuitous mixing of fact and fantasy, one deliberately shaped to meet the preferences of the presumed audience. They discuss his legacy in light of the Brexit debate - showing how public figures on both sides of the Leave/Remain debate were able to use elements of Churchill's words and character to argue for their own point-of-view.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
Author: Richard Toye
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0198803982
ISBN 13: 9780198803980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winston Churchill Book Review:

A books which traces Churchill's life in the news from cradle to grave, showing how tensions between tradition and novelty played into his constantly evolving media image.