The Churchills

Author: Mary S. Lovell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748117113

Category: History

Page: 416

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There never was a Churchill from John of Marlborough down who had either morals or principles', so said Gladstone. From the First Duke of Marlborough - soldier of genius, restless empire-builder and cuckolder of Charles II - onwards, the Churchills have been politicians, gamblers and profligates, heroes and womanisers. The Churchills is a richly layered portrait of an extraordinary set of men and women - grandly ambitious, regularly impecunious, impulsive, arrogant and brave. And towering above the Churchill clan is the figure of Winston - his failures and his triumphs shown in a new and revealing context - ultimately our 'greatest Briton'.

The Chamberlains, the Churchills and Ireland, 1874-1922

Author: Ian Chambers

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 1934043311

Category: History

Page: 346

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Winston Churchill and Austen Chamberlain both entered Parliament with inherited Unionist views. However, changing political circumstances in Britain and Ireland led them to change their stance and adopt policies that would have been anathema to their fathers.

The Churchill Factors

Author: Larry Kryske

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1552124592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 181

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Most people look at a towering leader like Winston Churchill and see a life full of extraordinary achievements. Few, however, realize that his road to greatness was neither straight nor smooth. He had to wage a constant battle with defeats, setbacks, obstacles, and even depression. Churchill's ability to bounce back from difficulties and problems can be traced to a simple formula for success that he practiced his entire life. Using the Churchill Factors - Churchill's best practices involving Leadership - the reader will learn how to: achieve heroic results, harness relentless resolve, and turn adversity into advantage. The reader will also learn proven strategies for: communicating more effectively, achieving powerful goals, sustaining encouragement in times of trial, building self-esteem, using simplicity and risk to ones advantage, and experiencing a richer, fuller, more productive life.

The Churchill Factor

Author: Boris Johnson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444783041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 907


As the country navigates a national crisis once again, read how Britain's Prime Minister was inspired by Winston Churchill. One man can make all the difference. Now leader of the UK himself, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays - with characteristic wit and passion - a man of multiple contradictions, contagious bravery, breath-taking eloquence, matchless strategizing and deep humanity. Fearless on the battlefield, Churchill had to be ordered by the King to stay out of action on D-Day; he embraced large-scale strategic bombing, yet hated the destruction of war and scorned politicians who had not experienced its horrors. He was a celebrated journalist, a great orator and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was famous for his ability to combine wining and dining with many late nights of crucial wartime decision-making. His open-mindedness made him a pioneer in healthcare, education and social welfare, though he remained incorrigibly politically incorrect. As Prime Minister Boris Johnson says, 'Churchill is the resounding human rebuttal to all who think history is the story of vast and impersonal economic forces'. Published in association with Churchill Heritage, The Churchill Factor is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what makes a great leader in a time of crisis.

Lord Churchill's Coup

Author: Stephen S. Webb

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307824497

Category: History

Page: 399

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In LORD CHURCHILL’S COUP, Stephen Saunders Webb further advances his revisionist interpretation of the British Empire in the seventeenth century. Having earlier demonstrates that the Anglo=American empire was classic in its form, administered by an army, committed to territorial expansion, and motivated by crusading religion, Webb now argues that both England and its American social experiments were the underdeveloped elements of an empire emerging on both sides of the Atlantic and that the pivotal moment of that empire, the so-called “Glorious Revolution,” was in fact a military coup driven by religious fears. In a vigorous narrative, Webb populates this formative period of the Anglo-American past with colorful and commanding characters. At the center is John Churchill. We see him rise from page boy to earl of Marlborough, winning battlefield glory, influence, and promotion; and his corresponding rise from ensign of the English army taking control of the destiny of the later Stuart monarchs of Britain and America. Webb shows us Churchill increasingly alarmed by the Catholicizing course of his patron, James II, and becoming instrumental in the organization of a successful coup to protect Anglicanism and the constitution. We see the resulting alliance with William of Orange, the Protestant champion of Europe, quickly turn sour as William makes himself king; and we see Churchill, now transformed into imperial politician, once again in power—able to secure the succession of Queen Anne and negotiate the terms of resumption of war against France. Throughout, Webb makes it clear that at the heart of Churchill’s ascent and actions is his vision of America as a decisive factor in the world war between England and France for impersonal supremacy. As the book ends, Churchill’s American agenda thus becomes central to the war aims of the Grand Alliance.

The Churchill Sisters

Author: Dr. Rachel Trethewey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250272408

Category: History

Page: 254

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As complex in their own way as their Mitford cousins, Winston and Clementine Churchill’s daughters each had a unique relationship with their famous father. Rachel Trethewey's biography, The Churchill Sisters, tells their story. Bright, attractive and well-connected, in any other family the Churchill girls – Diana, Sarah, Marigold and Mary – would have shone. But they were not in another family, they were Churchills, and neither they nor anyone else could ever forget it. From their father – ‘the greatest Englishman’ – to their brother, golden boy Randolph, to their eccentric and exciting cousins, the Mitford Girls, they were surrounded by a clan of larger-than-life characters which often saw them overlooked. While Marigold died too young to achieve her potential, the other daughters lived lives full of passion, drama and tragedy. Diana, intense and diffident; Sarah, glamorous and stubborn; Mary, dependable yet determined – each so different but each imbued with a sense of responsibility toward each other and their country. Far from being cosseted debutantes, these women were eyewitnesses at some of the most important events in world history, at Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam. Yet this is not a story set on the battlefields or in Parliament; it is an intimate saga that sheds light on the complex dynamics of family set against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. Drawing on previously unpublished family letters from the Churchill archives, The Churchill Sisters brings Winston’s daughters out of the shadows and tells their remarkable stories for the first time.

The Churchill-Eisenhower Correspondence, 1953-1955

Author: Peter G. Boyle

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807849514

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6938


These reflective, philosophical letters between British prime minister Winston Churchill and U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower, published here for the first time, provide insights into the relationship between the two statesmen and their countries as well as their hopes and fears about the postwar world.

The Churchill Quiz Book

Author: Kieran Whitworth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472845757

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Do you think you know everything there is to know about Churchill? Have you seen every film and read every book ever produced about this great British statesman? Then delve into The Churchill Quiz Book to find 800 fascinating questions on every aspect of his heroic, colourful and controversial life! With multiple-choice questions, anagrams, truth or fiction sections to baffle and intrigue, picture quizzes and much more, you will find there is still something new to learn about the compelling icon who led Great Britain to ultimate victory in World War II. Published in association with Imperial War Museums, this quiz book covers all aspects of the extraordinary life of Sir Winston Churchill.

Churchill and Company

Author: David Dilks

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857721615

Category: History

Page: 336

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Winston Churchill, the great wartime leader and peacetime Prime Minister, is one of the dominating figures of the 20th century. In this stimulating and original book, David Dilks - the eminent historian of modern Britain and a leading Churchill scholar - provides a fascinating source of new discoveries and insights. He shows Churchill, not only as a war leader and international statesman, but also as a private person - with a rich variety of interests, enthusiasms, friendships and rivalries. Churchill's relations with other leading politicians and statesmen of the age - both within Britain and internationally - illuminate his handling of friends and enemies. Sometimes these categories were not easily separated; for a long while, Churchill thought of Stalin as a friend or at least a comrade in arms, and only with extreme reluctance did he come to look upon him ultimately as an enemy. He regarded Roosevelt with admiration and gratitude, yet the balance of evidence suggests that the President felt less warmly towards him, especially after 1943. Dilks casts new and penetrating light on Churchill during World War II, including his dramatic and troubled relationship with Charles de Gaulle - where political problems were softened by Churchill's love of France. The aftermath of World War II, relations with Stalin, the Soviet Union and the Cold War all dominated Churchill's subsequent career. The last chapter draws attention to the influence of 'history' on statesmen and others, not least because no public man of the last century - with the possible exception of de Gaulle - has influenced on Churchill's scale, or with his effectiveness, the writing and the making of history. Whether in or out of office, Churchill's influence has been felt in all areas of British politics and national life. David Dilks brings Churchill to life for all those interested modern British and international history whether student, specialist or general reader.