Biography & Autobiography

Der Churchill-Faktor

Author: Boris Johnson

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608101128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

View: 9941

Mit fulminanter Erzählfreude und einem pointensicheren Gespür für die erhellende Anekdote schildert Boris Johnson Leben und Charakter des bedeutendsten britischen Staatsmannes des 20. Jahrhunderts (1874 –1965). Fasziniert von der Einmaligkeit, dem Humor und Sprachwitz, dem Abenteurertum, den politischen und literarisch-künstlerischen Leistungen seines Helden, hat er eine ebenso kenntnisreiche wie hinreißende Liebeserklärung an Winston S. Churchill verfasst. Mit britischer Nonchalance zeigt Johnson, was die Jahrhundertgestalt Churchill jedem von uns heute noch bedeuten kann.
Biography & Autobiography


Author: Robert Blake,William Roger Louis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0198206267

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 581

View: 3239

Essays on the policies and motives of Winston Churchill

Never Give In!

Winston Churchill's Speeches

Author: Sir Winston S. Churchill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472527518

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 2447

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.
Biography & Autobiography

Winston Churchill

Resolution, Defiance, Magnanimity, Good Will

Author: R. Crosby Kemper (III.)

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826210364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 9993

In 1946 Winston Churchill shook the world with his famous "Iron Curtain" speech on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, now the site of the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library. Inscribed on the pediment of his statue at the memorial is the epigraph from Churchill's History of the Second World War In War: Resolution In Defeat: Defiance In Victory: Magnanimity In Peace: Good Will No other words provide so poignant a summary of the principles that sustained Churchill's life's work. Under the auspices of the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library, the Crosby Kemper Lectureship was established in 1979 by the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri. Lectures have been delivered annually, or biennially, at the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library on the campus of Westminster College by authorities on British history and on Sir Winston Churchill. The essays included in this volume constitute the first dozen Crosby Kemper lectures, most by individuals who were personally acquainted with Churchill and all by individuals who had studied his life and his work. Lord Robert Blake discusses Churchill's ambivalence toward the Conservative party during his political career. Philip S. Ziegler, Earl Mountbatten's biographer, examines whether Britain should have granted independence to India in 1947, taking as his departure Churchill's unequivocal belief that Britain's imperial rule there was a sacred trust not to be betrayed. Martin Gilbert, Churchill's biographer, carefully examines the origins of the Cold War and the famous Iron Curtain speech. Sir Michael Howard, Lovett Professor and Naval Historian at Yale University, further examines Churchill's role during the Cold War and the formulation of his "two-track" strategy that pushed for military strength while persistently striving for peace with the Soviets. Sir John Colville, Churchill's private secretary, ponders the extent to which great men are made by circumstances, citing Churchill's peccadilloes and strengths. Churchill's daughter Mary Soames and granddaughter, the sculptor Edwina Sandys, also give moving portraits of a much-loved family man. All bring this illustrious leader to life in the process of interpreting his political actions, reviewing his historical contributions, and sharing anecdotes about his personal life.
Prime ministers

Das ist Churchill

Author: Karl Anton Rose

Publisher: N.A


Category: Prime ministers

Page: 95

View: 8485


Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Leben und Überleben

Author: Peter Alter

Publisher: W. Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 9783170187863

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 6890

English summary: Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) is considered to be the most important Englishman of all times and the greatest statesman of the 20th century. Through his unyielding resistance facing menace and military aggression Hitler failed. One of the "Big Three" next to Roosevelt and Stalin, Churchill played a major role in defeating Nazi Germany and in the reorganisation of Europe after the destruction of the second world war. The political and economic unification of Europe received vital impulse from him. The author follows the trail of Churchill's life and lays out an impression of a exceptional personality - the politician, visionary statesman, the successful author and free time painter. German description: Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) gilt als der bedeutendste Englander aller Zeiten, als der grosste Staatsmann des 20. Jahrhunderts. An seinem entschlossenen Widerstand und seiner Unbeugsamkeit gegenuber Drohungen und militarischer Aggression scheiterte der Diktator Hitler. Als einer der "Grossen Drei" neben Roosevelt und Stalin hatte er massgeblichen Anteil an der Niederwerfung des nationalsozialistischen Deutschland und der Neuordnung Europas nach den Zerstorungen des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Die politische und wirtschaftliche Einigung Europas erfuhr durch ihn entscheidende Anstosse. Der Autor zeichnet Churchills Lebensweg nach und gibt einen Eindruck von einer ausserordentlichen Personlichkeit - dem Politiker, dem visionaren Staatsmann, dem erfolgreichen Schriftsteller und Hobbymaler.
Biography & Autobiography

Winston S. Churchill, 1874-1965

A Comprehensive Historiography and Annotated Bibliography

Author: Eugene L. Rasor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313305467

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

View: 3120

The most extensive and up-to-date bibliographic and historiographical survey of works by and about Churchill.


A Study in Greatness

Author: Geoffrey Best

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852852535

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 9050

"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.


Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran : The Struggle for Survival, 1940 1965

Author: Lord Moran

Publisher: Norman Berg

ISBN: 9780910220774

Category: History

Page: 896

View: 2781

Biography & Autobiography


Author: Paul Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101149294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 1421

From the “most celebrated and best-loved British historian in America” (Wall Street Journal), an elegant, concise, and revealing portrait of Winston Churchill In Churchill, eminent historian Paul Johnson offers a lively, succinct exploration of one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history. Winston Churchill's hold on contemporary readers has never slackened, and Johnson’s analysis casts new light on his extraordinary life and times. Johnson illuminates the various phases of Churchill's career—from his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the advent of the Cold War—and shows how Churchill's immense adaptability and innate pugnacity made him a formidable leader for the better part of a century. Johnson's narration of Churchill's many triumphs and setbacks, rich with anecdote and quotation, illustrates the man's humor, resilience, courage, and eccentricity as no other biography before, and is sure to appeal to historians and general nonfiction readers alike.
Biography & Autobiography


Author: Samantha Heywood

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415286725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

View: 5252

Churchill examines the influential career of Winston Churchill, British Prime Minster during the Second World War and from 1951–55. It discusses his early career as Secretary of State for War and Air and Chancellor of the Exchequer, Churchill as Warlord, and Churchill in opposition and the 1951 government. The book examines a wide variety of sources from contemporary newspaper accounts to Churchill's letters to his wife.
Biography & Autobiography

Winston Churchill in the Twenty First Century

Author: David Cannadine,Roland Quinault

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521845908

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

View: 8290

For many people throughout the English-speaking world and beyond, Winston Churchill was the greatest statesman of the twentieth century: the saviour of his country and a staunch defender of democracy in the face of totalitarianism. By writing history, as well as by making it, Churchill influenced our whole view of the twentieth century and his role in it. But how does he look now, in a new century, with a different agenda and when few can remember him? This book confronts and addresses this question; partly by including the reminiscences and recollections of four people who still vividly remember Churchill (Tony Benn, Lord Carrington, Lord Deedes and Lady Soames); but primarily by bringing together a group of historians (David Cannadine, Roland Quinault, Paul Addison, Chris Wrigley, Stuart Ball, David Reynolds, John Charmley, David Carlton, John W. Young and Peter Hennessy), who explore the complexities and ambiguities of this extraordinary man.
Biography & Autobiography

Winston Churchill ganz "Privat."

Abenteurer, Lord und Verbrecher

Author: Walter Persich

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

View: 2348

Biography & Autobiography


A Biography

Author: Roy Jenkins

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330476076

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1020

View: 1510

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.

The Gathering Storm

The Second World War

Author: Winston S. Churchill

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795308329

Category: History

Page: 752

View: 6741

The first volume of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoirs as a statesman and leader during World War II, The Gathering Storm begins with his thoughts on World War I--and how its ending laid the foundations for the next global conflict. As a military and political leader during both wars, Churchill was well placed to give readers a behind-the-scenes tour of history as it was being created, by a man who had a definitive part in shaping it. The volume continues with contemporary letters and memoranda from the British government documenting the country's terrifying descent into war. As Prime Minister during World War II, Churchill possessed a unique understanding of these documents' connection to historical events--and guides the reader through them with vivid narrative skill.

The World Crisis, 1911-1918

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743283430

Category: History

Page: 857

View: 9282

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.
Biography & Autobiography


A Life

Author: Martin Gilbert

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0712667253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1066

View: 3799

This edition of the highly acclaimed one-volume CHURCHILL: A LIFE, is the story of adventure. It follows Winston Chrchill from his earliest days to his moments of triumph. Here, the drama and excitement of his story are ever-present, as are his tremendous qualities in peace and war, not least as an orator and as a man of vision. Martin Gilbert gives us a vivid portrait, using Churchill's most personal letters and the recollections of his contemporaries, both friends and enemies, to go behind the scenes of some of the stormiest and most fascinating political events of our time, dominated by two world wars, and culminating in the era of the Iron Curtain and the hydrogen bomb. 'A stupendous book. He has told the truth. ' A. J. P. Taylor 'One of the greatest histories of our time. ' Margaret Thatcher
Biography & Autobiography

The Churchills: In Love and War

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393082261

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 5442

The epic story of one of England's greatest families, focusing on the towering figure of Winston Churchill. The first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) was a soldier of such genius that a lavish palace, Blenheim, was built to honor his triumphs. Succeeding generations of Churchills sometimes achieved distinction but also included profligates and womanizers, and were saddled with the ruinous upkeep of Blenheim. The family fortunes were revived in the nineteenth century by the huge dowries of New York society beauties Jennie Jerome (Winston's mother) and Consuelo Vanderbilt (wife to Winston's cousin). Mary S. Lovell brilliantly recounts the triumphant political and military campaigns, the construction of great houses, the domestic tragedies, and the happy marriage of Winston to Clementine Hosier set against the disastrous unions of most of his family, which ended in venereal disease, papal annulment, clinical depression, and adultery. The Churchills were an extraordinary family: ambitious, impecunious, impulsive, brave, and arrogant. Winston—recently voted "The Greatest Briton"—dominates them all. His failures and triumphs are revealed in the context of a poignant and sometimes tragic private life.

Churchill and Australia

Author: Graham Freudenberg

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 9781742623672

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 9565

"Australia seemed to bring out the worst in Winston Churchill. Often enough to form a discernible pattern, Australia found itself on the wrong side of the very qualities-his strength of will, singleness of purpose, his refusal to 'give way, in things great or small, large or petty', the power of his imagination to set grim reality at defiance, his mastery of the English language-that made Winston Churchill, as the philosopher Isaiah Berlin described him, 'the saviour of his country, the largest human being of his time'." Winston Churchill was a titan of the 20th Century, universally acknowledged as one of the greatest leaders of his age. Yet his relationship with Australia was a fraught one, tainted by the military failure of the Gallipoli campaign in the First War, and the disaster of Singapore in the Second. Churchill the patrician, descendant of dukes, could not appreciate Australia's dearly held egalitarianism, while Churchill the imperial statesman was impatient, and at times intolerant, of Australia's growing urge towards independence. The relationship between the two would span the first 50 tumultuous years of the 20th Century, from the Boer War through to opening salvoes of the Cold War, and act as a fascinating backdrop to Australia's maturity from a collection of autonomous colonies to full nationhood. Written with extraordinary narrative verve, and relying on exhaustive research and a true insider's knowledge of the political world, this is history written at its compelling best. Winner of the Walkley Award for Non-fiction 2008