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Churchill in power, as seen by his contemporaries

Brian Gardner

Churchill in power, as seen by his contemporaries

by Brian Gardner

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Churchill, Winston, -- Sir, -- 1874-1965

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementby Brian Gardner.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 349 p. ;
    Number of Pages349
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23809360M

      Therefore, this book does not adopt a purely biographical approach but explores Churchill's career within the context of the experiences and opinions of his contemporaries. His life was long, stretching past the year mark, allowing him ample time to write and give speeches, which are routinely quoted to this day. He was a master at both disciplines, with his writing was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in "Great Contemporaries", is a book that is more about the men and women he knew than about the Reviews:

    His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his .   Many of Churchill’s contemporaries saw the similarity. Like Caesar, Churchill “refused to choose between a life of action and being a man of letters.” 24 “Mr. Churchill and Friend,” a cartoon in Punch, shows Churchill offering his hat for Caesar’s laurel wreath. “We have both made history and we have both written it,” says WSC.

      Even when many of his contemporaries in the s, s, and s, including Franklin Roosevelt, rejected this imperialist worldview, Churchill clung tenaciously to it. Churchill defended hierarchical social divisions and assumed that great nations, especially Britain, had a responsibility to govern and uplift “more primitive” countries. ― Winston S. Churchill, quote from Churchill: The Power of Words has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people who share an affinity for books. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is typical of the Information Age but is a.


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Winston Churchill, two-time British Prime Minister (both – and –), made numerous explicit statements on race throughout his life, which have been considered to have contributed to his decisions and actions in British politics and in office.

From the late 20th century onwards, increasing awareness of these attitudes resulted in the reappraisal of both his life. Churchill stood at a crossroads. When his father, Lord Randolph Churchill, died inthe twenty-one-year-old son had a choice to make.

Either he would live as “the wastrel his father had accused him of being,” or he would make a name for himself. The amount of primary documents on Churchill is stupendous. His own written output, outside of speeches, letters and memoranda, amount to some million words in 37 books, according to Roberts.

Man of the Century: Winston Churchill and his Legend since by John Ramsden Ramsden has added a new dimension to Churchill studies with a richly detailed analysis of the growth of his legend. A complete list (arranged by date) of Churchill's 43 book-length works in 72 volumes, published over the course of his lifetime () and posthumously.

When titles are divided by a slashmark, the second title is the American, the first the English. Bibliographic numbers are from Frederick Woods's Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his wife inspect bomb damage in the city of London during the Blitz on Dec.

31, "By Churchill going out and being seen, it. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Books of One of The Economist’s Best Books of One of The New York Times’s Notable Books of “Unarguably the best single-volume biography of Churchill A brilliant feat of storytelling, monumental in scope, yet put together with tenderness for a man who had.

On 10 Octobersix days after publication of Great Contemporaries, Churchill published an article, “This Age of Government by Great Dictators,” his seventh installment in the series “Great Events of Our Time” for News of the World (Cohen C).

Great Contemporaries is a series of essays written between and on the "great" leaders of the day. Churchill knew many of these leaders personally, and is able to supplement what might otherwise be a dry recitation of the facts of Reviews: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Books of One of The Economist’s Best Books of One of The New York Times’s Notable Books of “Unarguably the best single-volume biography of Churchill A brilliant feat of storytelling, monumental in scope, yet put together with tenderness for a man who had always believed.

Churchill: The Power of Words is a compelling read for anyone interested in history, British history in particular. It isn't a biography exactly.

Instead it's a chronological arrangement of (select) quotes taken from his writings and speeches that give you a sense of who he was.

Each quote is introduced by Martin Gilbert/5(35). Churchill’s enduring appeal, to biographers and readers alike, lies in his character. He outshone his contemporaries with astonishing energy, the discipline required to write book after book, and the power to survive repeated disasters, some self-inflicted and some beyond his control.

Always the fighter, writer, and man of action. Great contemporaries [Churchill, Winston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Great contemporaries. Churchill’s view was reinforced by his experiences as a young British officer serving, and fighting, in Arab and Muslim lands, and in South Africa.

Like most of his contemporaries, family and friends, he regarded races as different, racial characteristics as signs of the maturity of a society, and racial purity as endangered not only by other. So he turned to writing to earn his living.

Great Contemporaries is a series of essays written between and on the "great" leaders of the day. Churchill knew many of these leaders personally, and is able to supplement what might otherwise be a dry recitation of the facts of a career with personal stories and vignettes.

The Churchill canon attributes “babus” to Disraeli, Lord and Lady Randolph, and various civil servants, but only once to Winston Churchill, on 22 March Angered by typos in his first book, he wrote his mother: “ last but not least this atrocity ‘Babri’ for babu, meaning an Indian clerk.” (The Churchill Documents, vol.

2.). From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the Week: Andrew Roberts' five essays on Churchill that tie in with his new book about the man (which is called Churchill: Walking With Destiny).

During his lifetime he experienced 'very many brushes with death, even in peacetime' - and this shaped his thinking and instincts, and his belief that he would one day save.

Haldane and Churchill. Churchill’s career overlapped Haldane’s on several occasions. Haldane was War Secretary in when Churchill, President of the Board of Trade, wanted drastic military retrenchment.

(Accusations that Churchill was a warmonger wanting larger armament spending are wholly untrue. Churchill had a major role in keeping them under England’s thumb.

Churchill’s plan to deal with the rebellion was to bombard the Kurds with chemical attacks. In his arsenal, he had gases that would make victims cough up blood and vomit uncontrollably, and he saw no reason not to use those weapons.I found this book provided a greater insight into Churchill the man than any biography I've read.

Chapters are contributed by everybody from Churchill's secretary to President Eisenhower, and even Adolf Hitler gets a say (by means of excerpts from his speeches).

The accounts are personal, intimate and wide-ranging/5(2). Many do not think immediately of Clemenceau as an influence, but Churchill saw him as one, in his Great Contemporaries.

Known as “The Tiger” for his aggressive politics, he was twice Prime Minister, –09 and – His determination to win the war was legendary.