Winston S Churchill Young Statesman 1901 1914

Author: Randolph S. Churchill
Editor: Rosetta Books
ISBN: 0795344481
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The magisterial biography one of modern history’s great public figures continues in this second volume of grand scope and revealing intimacy. Volume II of this magisterial eight-volume biography takes Churchill’s story from his entry to Parliament in 1901 to the outbreak of war in 1914. When he took his seat in the House of Commons he was twenty-six years old. An independent spirit and rebel, on his maiden speech he was cheered by the Leader of the Opposition. In the years leading up to the First World War, Churchill was at the center of British political life and change. At the Home Office he introduced substantial prison reforms and took a lead in curbing the powers of the House of Lords. At the Admiralty from 1911 he helped build the Royal Navy into a formidable fighting force. He learned to fly, and founded the Royal Naval Air Service. He was active in attempts to resolve the Irish Question and to prevent civil war in Ireland. In 1914, as war in Europe loomed, Churchill wrote to his wife from the Admiralty: “The preparations have a hideous fascination for me, yet I would do my best for peace, and nothing would induce me wrongfully to strike the blow. I cannot feel that we in this island are in any serious degree responsible for the wave of madness which has swept the mind of Christendom.” When war came, the fleet was ready. It was one of Churchill’s many great achievements. “A milestone, a monument, a magisterial achievement . . . rightly regarded as the most comprehensive life ever written of any age.” —Andrew Roberts, historian and author of The Storm of War “The most scholarly study of Churchill in war and peace ever written.” —Herbert Mitgang, The New York Times
Winston S. Churchill
Language: en
Pages: 967
Authors: Martin Gilbert
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-01 - Publisher:

In this concluding volume of Gilbert's renowned series, readers see Churchill at the pinnacle of wartime power as Britain's victorious leader in 1945. The many-sided nature of Churchill's abilities and his achievements fill this work with a multicolored tapestry of people and events. Two 8-page photo inserts.
Annotated Bibliography of Works About Sir Winston S. Churchill
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Curt Zoller, Richard M. Langworth
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-01 - Publisher: Routledge

This unique resource will be an enormous aid and impetus to Churchill studies. It lists over 600 works, with annotations, and includes sections listing an additional 5,900 entries covering book reviews, significant articles, and chapters from books. Separate author and title indexes will allow the user to locate specific entries.
Winston S. Churchill: Young Statesman, 1901–1914
Language: en
Pages: 797
Authors: Randolph S. Churchill
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-06 - Publisher: Rosetta Books

The magisterial biography one of modern history’s great public figures continues in this second volume of grand scope and revealing intimacy. Volume II of this magisterial eight-volume biography takes Churchill’s story from his entry to Parliament in 1901 to the outbreak of war in 1914. When he took his seat
The Proverbial Winston S. Churchill
Language: en
Pages: 434
Authors: Michael Morgan, Winston Churchill
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Greenwood

Indexes proverbs in Churchill's works, and provides references to standard proverb dictionaries for additional information.
Winston S. Churchill: Never Despair, 1945–1965
Language: en
Pages: 1425
Authors: Martin Gilbert
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-06 - Publisher: Rosetta Books

The final eventful years of one of history’s great leaders are brought to life in the concluding volume of this acclaimed biographical masterpiece. The final volume of Churchill’s official biography begins with the defeat of Germany in 1945 to his death nearly twenty years later. It sees him first at