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

Winston Churchill

Author: Mary Soames
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: UCSD:31822005218722
Release Date: 1990-11-05
Genre: Art

Om den britiske politiker og forfatter (1874-1965) og hans arbejde som maler.

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.

CHURCHILL

Author: Geoffrey Best
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1852852534
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

"We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm." --Churchill Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership in the Second World War once made him above criticism. In recent years his record has come under attack from revisionists. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness one of Britain's most distinguished historians rebuts these charges and makes sense of this extraordinary man and his long controversial, colourful, contradictory and heroic career. Geoffrey Best brings out both his strengths and his weaknesses, looking past the many received versions of Churchill in a biography that balances the private and the public man and offers a clear insight into Churchill's greatness. "We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glow-worm." --Churchill Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership in the Second World War once made him above criticism. In recent years his record has come under attack from revisionists. In Churchill: A Study in Greatness one of Britain's most distinguished historians rebuts these charges and makes sense of this extraordinary man and his long controversial, colourful, contradictory and heroic career. Geoffrey Best brings out both his strengths and his weaknesses, looking past the many received versions of Churchill in a biography that balances the private and the public man and offers a clear insight into Churchill's greatness.

Churchill

Author: Roy Jenkins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374123543
Release Date: 2001-11-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Provides a glimpse into the extraordinary life of Britain's greatest prime minister, recreating his many accomplishments, trials, and tribulations throughout his life that contributed to his success.

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

The Last Lion

Author: William Manchester
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780345548634
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Spanning the years 1940-1965, this third volume in Manchester's biography picks up shortly after Churchill became prime minister, as his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany.

In Search of Churchill

Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471180726
Release Date: 1997-02-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Penetrating . . . beautifully rounds out and humanizes the character of the greatest statesman of the twentieth century." —San Francisco Chronicle. "A multifaceted gem, sparkling with anecdotes and insights about the nature of biography, the challenges and rewards of historical research, and of course Winston Churchill." —Richmond Times-Dispatch "Everything about Winston Churchill is extraordinary. During his excavation of his subject, Martin Gilbert has discovered many gems. In this book he holds some of the most gorgeous jewels up to the light for us to admire." —The Spectator. "Gilbert here gives us Churchill's vast humanity with the politics largely left out. Readers daunted by the 8,000-odd pages of the official life should start here. They will love it." —The Times (London). "The portrait of Winston Churchill is . . . vivid and painted with an affection and humour that rarely appear in the official biography." —London Daily Telegraph. "The work [Gilbert] has done puts all historians of the twentieth century, and all students of Churchill, incalculably in his debt." —London Sunday Telegraph.