As a visionary, a 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."
Eminent historian John Keegan charts Churchill's career, following his steadfast leadership during the catastrophic events of World War II, England dangerously poised on the brink of collapse. Keegan illuminates Churchill's strength during this crucial moment in history and his unshakable belief that democracy would prevail.
An enormously entertaining compendium of witticisms, anecdotes, and trivia about Winston Churchill by a former White House speechwriter.
A New York Times bestseller, this comprehensive biography illuminates Churchill's soul, going for a much more comprehensive look at his life that mere events and historical events. Black and white plates accompany the detailed chapters, showcasing every nuance, instance, and happening in Churchill's ascendancy to prime minister and savior of England. 768 pages, softcover.
When he was born in Blenheim Palace, Imperial Britain stood at the splendid pinnacle of her power. Yet within a few years the Empire would hover on the brink of a catastrophic new era. Here are the first fifty-eight years of the remarkable man whose courageous vision guided the destiny of those darkly toubled times-and who looms today as one of the greatest figures of our century.
Winston Churchill both experienced and influenced the great social and political changes of the first half of the twentieth century. Chruchill was elected to Parliament in 1900; by the time he resigned as Prime Minister of Great Britain, in 1955, he had served under six monarchs and through two world wars. He had changed political parties twice, worked for social reforms, been voted in and out of office, and advocated strong government action to solve problems, even when it was unpopular.
One of the most expressive statesmen of his time, Winston Churchill's oratorical skills are legendary. This anthology contains 33 of his most famous speeches, from his maiden speech in the House of Commons to his swan song of 1955. Introduction by David Cannadine. 355 pages, indexed, softcover. Penguin Classics.