Sir Winston S. Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values."
Over a 64-year span, Churchill published over 40 books, many multi-volume definitive accounts of historical events to which he was a witness and participant. All are beautifully written and as accessible and relevant today as when first published.
During his fifty-year political career, Churchill served twice as Prime Minister in addition to other prominent positions—including President of the Board of Trade, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Home Secretary. In the 1930s, Churchill was one of the first to recognize the danger of the rising Nazi power in Germany and to campaign for rearmament in Britain. His leadership and inspired broadcasts and speeches during World War II helped strengthen British resistance to Adolf Hitler—and played an important part in the Allies’ eventual triumph.
One of the most inspiring wartime leaders of modern history, Churchill was also an orator, a historian, a journalist, and an artist. All of these aspects of Churchill are fully represented in this collection of his works.
This second-to-last volume of Winston Churchill's wartime speeches, broadcasts, public messages, and other communications take readers through the last significant events of the war leading up to Allied victory.From D-Day and the invasion of France to war on the Eastern Front, the fate of Poland and the Allied defense against the Nazis' V2 rockets, this collection displays Churchill's oratory skills in their full power. At once lofty, severe, lyrical, and folksy, he is capable of inspiring, amusing, and exhorting his public through brilliant oratory, fiery passion, scathing wit, and clear resolve.These speeches are fascinating reading even today-both for their historical significance and for the masterful and vastly entertaining writing.
For Free Trade was a political pamphlet originally published in 1906--and one of Winston Churchill's rarest works.
Throughout his career--as both a Conservative and a Liberal--Winston Churchill was a strong supporter of free trade. As a Conservative, this position was sometimes controversial; early in his career, Churchill took a stand in opposing Joseph Chamberlain's proposed government tariffs designed to protect the economic dominance of Britain.
This collection contains several speeches Churchill made on the subject of free trade, expressing his views with characteristic oratory brilliance.
Volume 3 of Winston Churchill's four-volume sweeping historical account begins with Marlborough's victorious 1704 campaign at Blenheim in support of William of Orange-and ends with Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo in 1815. Here, Churchill tells the story of how Britain rose to world leadership during the Age of Revolution in the eighteenth century.Churchill brings his considerable literary talents to bear in recounting events such as the plunging of the South Seas company stock, the Spanish and Austrian Successions, the Treaty of Utrecht, the Seven Years War, and the American and French revolutions with vivid narrative skill. This volume provides a fascinating overview of an extremely volatile period-a must-read for students of British and world history.