Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill

Author: Gretchen Rubin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588363848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the British cavalry’s last great charge and inventor of the tank—Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940 and set the standard for leading a democracy at war. Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction, and an investigation of the contradictions and complexities that haunt biography. Gretchen Craft Rubin gives readers, in a single volume, the kind of rounded view usually gained only by reading dozens of conventional biographies. With penetrating insight and vivid anecdotes, Rubin makes Churchill accessible and meaningful to twenty-first-century readers with forty contrasting views of the man: he was an alcoholic, he was not; he was an anachronism, he was a visionary; he was a racist, he was a humanitarian; he was the most quotable man in the history of the English language, he was a bore. In crisp, energetic language, Rubin creates a new form for presenting a great figure of history—and brings to full realization the depiction of a man too fabulous for any novelist to construct, too complicated for even the longest narrative to describe, and too valuable ever to be forgotten.

Who Was Winston Churchill?

Author: Ellen Labrecque,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698198956

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Born into aristocracy, Churchill cut his teeth as a young army officer in British India, the Sudan, and the Second Boer War. He rose in the ranks to First Lord of the Admiralty and was a staunch opponent of the encroaching German Nazis. Churchill served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British Prime Minister to have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.

The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill

Author: Dominique Enright

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843175894

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 7079


Sir Winston Churchill remains a British hero, lauded for his oratorical skill. He wrote histories, biographies, memoirs, and even a novel, while his journalism, speeches and broadcasts run to millions of words. From 1940 he inspired and united the British people and guided their war effort. Behind the public figure, however, was a man of vast humanity and enormous wit. His most famous speeches and sayings have passed into history but many of his aphorisms, puns and jokes are less well-known. This enchanting collection brings together hundreds of his wittiest remarks as a record of all that was best about this endearing, conceited, talented and wildly funny Englishman. Also available in the series are collections from Shakespeare, To Be or Not To Be, and Oscar Wilde, I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation.

Winston Churchill

Author: Henry Pelling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349106917

Category: Political Science

Page: 724

View: 6956


A biography of Churchill covering his early life, the soldier, the foreign correspondent, the young politician, his wilderness years, his years as Prime Minister at the age of 65 and his subsequent career. The author examines the private man, the journalist, historian, painter and family man.

Winston Churchill

Author: Robin Neillands

Publisher: Open Road Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 215

View: 4963


This is the story of Winston Spencer Churchill, a man who a huge majority in England believe to be the greatest Briton of them all. Churchill was a soldier, journalist, author, public speaker, member of Parliament and Cabinet minister in a variety of posts, including two stints as prime minister. His fame comes primarily from his role as wartime leader of Great Britain during World War II, but the roots of his courage, statesmanship, and breadth of vision can be found in a long life of service to his country and to the ideals of western liberty and democracy. Historian Robin H. Neillands traces the remarkable journey of a man who raised the alarm and rallied the Allies to victory over evil. - Jacket.

Churchill on Leadership

Author: Steven F. Hayward

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 0761514406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3929


Success often depends on the strength of a single quality: leadership. Winston Churchill is universally recognized as one of the 20th century's great political leaders and his words ring just as true in the world of commerce. A wise, witty, and inspiring leader, Churchill ran Great Britain like a great corporation. "Perhaps the finest book on practical leadership ever written." — Brian Tracy Churchill on Leadership demonstrates that the principles that guided Churchill ably translate to private industry today. Author Steven F. Hayward gives strong evidence that, if you remove Churchill from his political context, he would have the resume to be among the great business leaders of any age. Churchill: • was a financier (as chancellor of the Exechequer) and labor negotiator (as home secretary) • managed a large transportation network (as head of the British Navy) and far-flung property holdings (as colonial secretary) • persevered through bankruptcies and other financial disasters • conceived and introduced innovative new products over the opposition of his colleagues, and reorganized major production operations in the midst of crisis. With wit and insight, Hayward reveals Churchill's secrets for business success from assembling and inspiring a first-rate team to preparing a wise budget, from communicating a vision to structuring effective meetings, from acting decisively to rebounding from a failure. Laced with epochal events from the historical stage, enlivened with stimulating speculation, and leavened with wit, Churchill on Leadership is both an enjoyable read and a thought-provoking lesson on leadership.

Winston Churchill

Author: Brian Williams

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing

ISBN: 9780863079252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 31

View: 970


A biography concentrating on the childhood of the British statesman, soldier, and historian.

Churchill By Himself

Author: Richard Langworth

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 9781586489571

Category: Reference

Page: 656

View: 4320


Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was one of the most inspiring leaders of the twentieth century, and one of its greatest wits. War reporter, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Prime Minister, Nobel Laureate, wordplay enthusiast, he was a powerful man of many words. Throughout his life, he moved, entertained, and sometimes enraged people with his notorious wit and razor-sharp tongue. Consequently, he is one of the most oft-quoted and misquoted leaders in recent history. Now in paperback, Churchill by Himself is the first fully annotated and attributed collection of Churchill sayings--edited by longtime Churchill scholar Richard M. Langworth and authorized by the Churchill estate--that captures Churchill's wit in its entirety.

Winston Churchill

Author: Mary Soames

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Painters

Page: 224

View: 6085


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

Winston Churchill

Author: Correlli Barnett

Publisher: Brasseys Uk Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 2642


This biography studies Churchill's changing attitudes and policies towards the evolving challenges of the 20th century. It contains a series of assessments of different facets of his career and a personal memoir from Churchill's daughter, Lady Soames.