My Early Life

Author: Winston Churchill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439125069
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Never Give In

Author: Sir Winston S. Churchill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472527516
Release Date: 2013-10-14
Genre: History

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

Author: Winston Churchill
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306821615
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: History

Winston Churchill knew the power of words. In public speeches and published books, in newspaper and magazine articles, he expressed his feelings and laid out his vision for the future. His wartime writings and speeches have fascinated generation after generation with their powerful narrative style and thoughtful reflection. This book contains one hundred extracts from his books, articles and speeches. They range from his memories of his schooldays, to his contributions to the debates on social policy and on war, his contributions in both world wars to the events and discourse, and his efforts after 1945 to see the world a better place. Martin Gilbert, Churchill's official biographer, has chosen passages that express to him the essence of Churchill's thoughts, and which describe--in his own inimitable words--the main adventures of his life, and the main crises of his career with Gilbert's own introduction and interlinking text. They give, from first to last, an insight into his life and thought, how it evolved, and how he made his mark on the British and world stage.

The Young Churchill

Author: Celia Sandys
Publisher: Dutton Adult
ISBN: 0525940480
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Prime ministers

Draws on Churchill's letters and early writings and the recollections of friends and family to portray the great statesman's early life

Angel in the Whirlwind

Author: Benson Bobrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451628555
Release Date: 2011-01-11
Genre: History

Angel in the Whirlwind is the epic tale of the American Revolution, from its roots among tax-weary colonists to the triumphant Declaration of Independence and eventual victory and liberty, recounted by Benson Bobrick, lauded by The New York Times as “perhaps the most interesting historian writing in America today.” Overwhelmed with debt following its victory in the French and Indian Wars, England began imposing harsh new tariffs and taxes on its colonists in the 1760s. Rebellion against these measures soon erupted into war. Bobrick thrillingly describes all the major battles, from Lexington and Concord to the dramatic siege of Yorktown, when the British flag was finally lowered before patriot guns. At the same time he weaves together social and political history along with the military history, bringing to life not only the charismatic leaders of the independence movement, but also their lesser-known compatriots, both patriot and loyalist, English and American, whose voices vividly convey the urgency of war. Illuminated by fresh insight, Angel in the Whirlwind is a dramatic narrative of our nation’s birth, in all its passion and glory.

Mornings on Horseback

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743218306
Release Date: 2007-05-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The National Book Award–winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by master historian David McCullough. Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as “a masterpiece” (John A. Gable, Newsday), it is the winner of the Los Angeles Times 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of Truman, this is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household in which he was raised. The father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. The mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, is a Southerner and a celebrated beauty, but also considerably more, which the book makes clear as never before. There are sisters Anna and Corinne, brother Elliott (who becomes the father of Eleanor Roosevelt), and the lovely, tragic Alice Lee, TR’s first love. All are brought to life to make “a beautifully told story, filled with fresh detail” (The New York Times Book Review). A book to be read on many levels, it is at once an enthralling story, a brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground. It is a book about life intensely lived, about family love and loyalty, about grief and courage, about “blessed” mornings on horseback beneath the wide blue skies of the Badlands.

Churchill

Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805023968
Release Date: 1992-10-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Draws on previously unavailable materials to provide an in-depth portrait of Churchill as a leader swept into history's most tumultuous era

Churchill

Author: Roy Jenkins
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330476072
Release Date: 2012-12-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From the admiralty to the miner's strike, from the Battle of Britain to eventual victory over Nazi Germany, Churchill oversaw some of the most important events the world has ever seen. Winning the Nobel Prize in Literature for his personal writing and cautioning against a powerful Soviet Russia in his later years in office, his larger-than-life and complex personality has continued to fascinate writers and historians. In this comprehensive biography, Roy Jenkins faithfully presents these events, while also managing to convey the contradictions and quirks in Churchill's character. Weaving together in-depth analysis and brilliant historical research, Jenkins has succeeded in crafting this magnificent one-volume account packed with insights that only a fellow politician can convey. Bringing to life the statesman, writer, speaker and leader, Churchill is packed with insights into one of the most important figures of the twentieth century.

Churchill s Confidant

Author: Richard Steyn
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 9781472140753
Release Date: 2018-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Brought together first as enemies in the Anglo-Boer War, and later as allies in the First World War, the remarkable, and often touching, friendship between Winston Churchill and Jan Smuts is a rich study in contrasts. In youth they occupied very different worlds: Churchill, the rambunctious and thrusting young aristocrat; Smuts, the aesthetic, philosophical Cape farm boy who would go on to Cambridge. Both were men of exceptional talents and achievements and, between them, the pair had to grapple with some of the twentieth century's most intractable issues, not least of which the task of restoring peace and prosperity to Europe after two of mankind's bloodiest wars. Drawing on a maze of archival and secondary sources including letters, telegrams and the voluminous books written about both men, Richard Steyn presents a fascinating account of two remarkable men in war and peace: one the leader of the Empire, the other the leader of a small fractious member of that Empire who nevertheless rose to global prominence.

European Leaders

Author: Reese T. Moore
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110231763
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Reference

This up-to-date bibliography gathers materials on ten leaders from 20th century Europe. Access is provided via subject and author indexes. Contents: Charles DeGaulle; Winston Churchill; Adolf Hitler; Benito Mussolini; General Francisco Franco; Adenauer Konrad; Margaret Thatcher; Helmut Kohl; Francois Mitterand; Josip Broz Tito.

Beantown Boomtown

Author: Jayanth Kodkani
Publisher: Rupa Publications
ISBN: UOM:39015070141620
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Bangalore (India)

From Hartford to Ho Chi Minh City, from Cairo to Copenhagen, Bangalore is known as a brand. But the idea of Bangalore extends beyond its wealth of software programming and BPO services. The city may now be a whiz kid of the world, but behind it looms the shadow of a brooding senior citizen who grew up amidst tree-lined avenues, conversations over 'by-two' coffee, and a passion for art as much as science and technology.

By Myself An Autobiography

Author: David Trinidad
Publisher: Turtle Point Pr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132796645
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A daring collaborative celebrity autobiography by two of America's finest poets, D.A. Powell and David Trinidad