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  • Published: 18 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780091933364
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 640
  • RRP: $45.00

Churchill in His Own Words


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A rich and valuable portrait of Winston Churchill and his age, in the great man's own words

Churchill (1874–1965) was one of the 20th century’s most charismatic and controversial figures. He escaped from capture as a prisoner of war in the Boer War, was a Nobel Prize-winning author and twice prime minister. He is best remembered as the astute and powerful orator who inspired a battered Britain to victory and lead the post-war, shattered nation to recovery.

Richard Langworth, co-chairman and editor of The Churchill Centre, has spent over 20 years researching Churchill’s written and spoken words. In Churchill by Himself, which is fully authorised by the Churchill Estate, Langworth has edited and annotated this library to make the definitive collection of Churchill’s words, thematically arranged. He also highlights the myriad quotations commonly mis-attributed to Churchill.

From his meetings with world leaders such as Roosevelt, de Gaulle and Stalin, his verbal engagements with Hitler and the Third Reich, to his wit and oratory on the floor of the Commons, every facet of Churchill's life and times is explored with his own pragmatic intelligence, sharp humour and legendary wisdom.

  • Pub date: 18 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780091933364
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 640
  • RRP: $45.00

About the Author

Winston S. Churchill

Date: 2003-06-23
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was educated at Harrow and Sandhurst, and after several years in the army, became a newspaper correspondent and then an MP. After Chamberlain's defeat in May 1940, Churchill formed a coalition government and as Prime Minister led Britain through the Second World War. Defeated in the July 1945 election, he became Leader of the Opposition, and then became Prime Minister once more in 1951. In his last years he was often described as 'the greatest living Englishman'. He was knighted in 1953, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature the same year. His grandson, Winston S. Churchill (born 1940), has also been a writer, journalist and politician.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was prime minister of Great Britain from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. A prolific writer, whose works include The Second World War and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.

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“I defy any reader to open this book at any page … and not then feel compelled to read on”

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“The bible of Churchill quotations”

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