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by Winston Churchill

  • ISBN: 083692309X
  • Author: Winston Churchill
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  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 299
  • Publisher: Books for Libraries Press (1971)
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Great Contemporaries is a collection of 25 short biographical essays about famous people, written by Winston Churchill. The original collection was published in 1937 and included 21 essays mainly written between 1928 and 1931.

Great Contemporaries is a collection of 25 short biographical essays about famous people, written by Winston Churchill.

Book 3 of 5 in Winston Churchill's Essays and Other Works Collection. Very helpful, explaining events in nineteenth century. 2 people found this helpful. Books In This Series (5 Books). Page 1 of 1Start OverPage 1 of 1. Previous page.

Great Contemporaries. Great Contemporaries Essay index reprint series. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is best remembered as the Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II. He served his country in a variety of ways, holding many high offices of state under four different prime ministers, as a member of Parliament for more than 60 years, and for serving two terms as prime minister.

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The Greatest Briton: Essays on Winston Churchill's Life and Political Philosophy. A Summer Bright and Terrible: Winston Churchill, Lord Dowding, Radar, and the Impossible Triumph of the Battle of Britain. Download (PDF). Читать. by. Churchill Winston. author: Churchill Winston d. ate. te: 2006-06-27 d. citation: 1941 d. dentifier: Librarian, BITS-Pilani d. dentifier. origpath: 66 d. copyno: 1 d.

Winston S. Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on the strength of his mastery of historical and . Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on the strength of his mastery of historical and biographical description. Nowhere is that mastery more evident than in Great features Churchill’s profiles of many of the major figures of his time. Ultimately, Great Contemporaries provides fascinating insight into these subjects as Churchill approaches them with a measuring eye, finding their limitations at least as revealing as their merits. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

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Winston Churchill Winston Churchill was a man full of principle, courage, and compassion. Synthesis Essay – Winston Churchill SMSgt Brian J. Sands Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy September 10, 2014 Instructor: MSgt Travis Pyle Winston Churchill Winston Churchill was an influential leader and politician in the government of the Britain from the turn of the 20th century until his death in 1965. Winston Churchill Amelia Kuntz Mr. Thompson Contemporary Studies December 15, 2016 Amelia Kuntz Mr. Thompson Contemporary Studies December 15, 2016 Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on November 30th, 1874.

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Churchill by His Contemporaries. London: Reprint Society, 1953. The Great War and Modern Memory. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974. Churchill in Power: As Seen by His Contemporaries. --. Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970. Gathorne-Hardy, Jonathan.

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This is a book I grew up with. There is a history and an emotional attachment. Was given to me by my dad with markings on some pages that I memorise for the beauty of the language. There were beautiful pictures too. It was a wonderful edition. Somehow I lost it. Somebody borrowed from my dad and it never came back. Tried in 2006 to buy the same book on Amazon and Ebay. I did find the exactly the same first or so UK edition but it was in hundreds of dollars. So with a heavy heart I gave up. But then I got this US edition at amazon. I loved it and gave it to my kids to memorise the same passages so that the language and its construction goes into the system which you will draw on when you sit down to write. You know Mr. Churchill writes very well and it is one of the best books he has written. I love the book. If people have not read it don't know what they have missed.
As a commentator notes, it is our good fortune that someone who was a major part of the making of 20th century history was also a gifted writer. This book is a jewel, with Churchill's insights on major figures viewed from his unique inside vantage point. The prose is a bit flowery and at times even Shakespearean, but still manages to be conversational. He weaves in literary references that set the tone on a classical and historic plane, sharing his stellar educational background and knowledge. In all, it is uniquely Churchillian. The piece on Kitchener is especially moving, as Churchill delves into the ironies of their relationship and its evolution over the years. This is a book to be kept close as one of the greats, and a deeply satisfying read.
(Note: this book was not written by Robert A. Smith, but by Winston Churchill!)

Written in his usual admirable style, these are Churchill's extended character sketches of the great men of his time, ranging from the very well-known (Trotsky, Hitler, FDR, Lawrence of Arabia) to people you have probably never heard of, such as the first Earl of Birkenhead and the Earl of Rosebery. After reading them, you will wish you had known them... Not one person in the U.S. Congress can pass comparison with "F.E.," the first Earl of Birkenhead. These were largely men raised as aristocrats, very well educated, and with huge personal abilities of their own. The chapter on Asquith will open your eyes.

It makes our leaders look like midgets.

Highly recommended, indeed!
Although Winston Churchill is remember best as a statesman (and in my mind the greatest man of the 20th Century), he made his living through his pen. Churchill though of aristocratic background, was not extremely wealthy. While he could have survived on the family fortune, his expensive tastes and zest for living would have bankrupted him. So he turned to writing to earn his living.

Great Contemporaries is a series of essays written between 1929 and 1937 on the "great" leaders of the day. Churchill knew many of these leaders personally, and is able to supplement what might otherwise be a dry recitation of the facts of a career with personal stories and vignettes.

Perhaps the most famous of the essays is on "Hitler and his Choice, 1935." This essay is often cited by neo-Nazis and far leftists as proof that Churchill actually admired Hitler. But finally getting the chance to read the essay shows that any such analysis takes Churchill's words extremely out of context. Hitler was to be Churchill's great antagonist in the coming decade. In 1935, Churchill recognized that Hitler was facing a choice - would Hitler take a moderate road and perhaps be remembered as the leader who restored German honor, or who Hitler take the road of war. Churchill ends the essay with a warning, that German rearmament was continuing, and, of course, tragically, Churchill's misgivings were played out.

One problem, with this book is that many of the "great" men described are almost forgotten today, at least outside their home countries. Men like the Earl of Rosebery (Prime Minister in the 1890s) or King Alfosno XIII of Spain probably make no impression on the American reader while George Curzon is remembered, if at all, as the man who roughly proposed the border between Poland and the Soviet Union (the "Curzon Line").

The book includes essays on well-remembered men such as George Bernard Shaw, Clemenceau and Churchill's protégé T.E. Lawrence (better known as "Lawrence of Arabia"). These essays, full of personal remembrances by Churchill, are well worth the time.
Churchill's "Great Contemporaries" was originally published by Thornton Butterworth in 1937 with twenty-one essays on "Great Men of our age," all of which had earlier appeared in newspapers or magazines. The book appeared in a revised edition in 1938 from the same publisher with four additional essays, including an essay on "Roosevelt from Afar"--the book's only essay about an American. In 1942, with Britain allied in war with Soviet Russia and the United States, "Great Contemporaries" was reprinted without the Roosevelt essay and without the essays on Boris Savinkov and Leon Trotsky; in this wartime edition the essay on George Bernard Shaw was abridged by omitting the account of the trip Shaw took to the Soviet Union with Lady Astor. Unfortunately the Simon Publications edition reproduces this truncated 1942 edition, which lacks these three essays and part of the fourth. Readers who wish to read the entire book must therefore find an edition based on the 1938 edition with all twenty-five essays. A complete edition of the book with a new introduction, explanatory notes, and additional essays by Churchill, edited by the author of this review with Paul H. Courtenay and Erica L. Chenoweth (ISBN 1935191993), was published by ISI Books in June 2012 as a companion volume to the new edition of Churchill's "Thoughts and Adventures" published by ISI Books in 2009.

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