The Literary Churchill

“An interesting and at times surprising account of Churchill's tastes as a reader…many of [these] nuggets will be new even to Churchill junkies.”—TheWall Street Journal This strikingly original book introduces a Winston Churchill we ...

Author: Jonathan Rose

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300206232

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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“An interesting and at times surprising account of Churchill's tastes as a reader…many of [these] nuggets will be new even to Churchill junkies.”—TheWall Street Journal This strikingly original book introduces a Winston Churchill we haven’t known before. Award-winning author Jonathan Rose explores Churchill’s careers as statesman and author, revealing the profound influence of literature and theater on Churchill’s personal, carefully composed grand story and the decisions he made throughout his political life. In this expansive literary biography, Rose provides an analysis of Churchill’s writings and their reception (he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and was a best-selling author), and a chronicle of his dealings with publishers, editors, literary agents, and censors. The book also identifies an array of authors who shaped Churchill’s own writings and politics: George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Margaret Mitchell, George Orwell, Oscar Wilde, and many more. Rose investigates the effect of Churchill’s passion for theater on his approach to reportage, memoirs, and historical works. Perhaps most remarkably, Rose reveals the unmistakable influence of Churchill’s reading on every important episode of his public life, including his championship of social reform, plans for the Gallipoli invasion, command during the Blitz, crusade for Zionism, and efforts to prevent a nuclear arms race. Finally, Rose traces the significance of Churchill’s writings to later generations of politicians—among them President John F. Kennedy as he struggled to extricate the U.S. from the Cuban Missile Crisis. “Immensely enjoyable…This gracefully written book is an original and textured study of Churchill’s imagination.”—The Washington Post

The Literary Decade

Here, Allen Churchill takes an informed, witty, comprehensive look at the book world of the nineteen-twenties.

Author: Allen Churchill

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Category: American literature

Page: 329

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"From Sinclair Lewis' publication of Main Street in 1920 to his winning of the Nobel Prize in 1930, American publishing experienced an unprecedented boom. Here, Allen Churchill takes an informed, witty, comprehensive look at the book world of the nineteen-twenties...Churchill exposes the poses and peccadilloes (and where applicable, the arrests) of such notables as Theodore Dreiser, H.L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan, Dorothy Parker, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. At the same time he provides the necessary perspective by following the success of such well known (at the time) authors as Joseph Hergesheimer, James Branch Cabell, Joan Lowell, and Trader Horn; showing too, how Flaming Youth and Our Danciong Daughters outsold The Great Gatsby and The Bridges of San Luis Rey" (from cover).

Churchill s Literary Allusions

Author: Darrell Holley

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

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Category: Reference

Page: 219

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Maxims and Reflections

This is a new release of the original 1949 edition.

Author: Sir Winston Churchill

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ISBN: 9781258890728

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Page: 176

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This is a new release of the original 1949 edition.

The Literary Gazette

ARCHITECTURE : London : John Churchill , Princes Street , Soho . Part I. , price
28. , and Vol . I. , price 243. , to be continged on the Consisting of Views , Plans ,
Elevations , Sections , and Details of the First and Fifteenth of every Month , until
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The Literary and educational year book

Churchill . Barnes , W . , Evidences of the Truth of the Christian Religion , p . 8vo ,
8s . Bell & D . Barnes , Wm . , Notes on Ancient Britain and the Britons , 12mo , 3s
. J . R . Smith . Baron , John , Hints respecting Organs for Village Churches ...

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The Literary Companion to Parliament

21 Churchill ' s overwrought and apocalyptic rhetoric alienated MPs . When the
Rt Hon . Gentleman speaks , ' explained one MP in 1935 , ' . . . the House always
crowds in to hear him . It listens and admires . It laughs when he would have it ...

Author: Christopher Silvester

Publisher: Random House (UK)

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Category: Great Britain

Page: 619

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The Literary Digest

Mr. Glad Lord Randolph Churchill's Bill is the latest President of the German
Emigrant Aid Society stone referred to the subject yesterday , in his attempt to
reconcile these parties , and seems to of St. Louis , has certainly had some
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The Literary Review

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Marlborough

His descendant, Sir Winston Churchill wrote this work as both an act of homage and an historical insight into the man behind the statesman.

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226106366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1080

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"It is my hope to recall this great shade from the past, and not only invest him with his panoply, but make him living and intimate to modern eyes."—from the preface to Volume One John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough (1644-1722), was one of the greatest military commanders and statesmen in the history of England. Victorious in the Battles of Blenheim (1704), Ramillies (1706), and countless other campaigns, Marlborough, whose political intrigues were almost as legendary as his military skill, never fought a battle he didn't win. Although he helped James II crush the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth, Marlborough later supported William of Orange against James II in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and brilliantly managed England's diplomatic triumphs during the War of the Spanish Succession. Marlborough also bequeathed the world another great British military strategist and diplomat—his descendant, Winston S. Churchill, who wrote this book to redeem Marlborough's reputation from Macaulay's smears. One million words long and ten years in the making, Churchill's Marlborough stands as both a literary and historical masterpiece, giving us unique insights into the Churchill of World War II, for just as Churchill's literary skill helps us understand the complexities of Marlborough's life, so too did his writing of Marlborough help Churchill master the arts of military strategy and diplomacy. This two-volume edition includes the entire text and almost all the original maps.

The Celebrity

Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - I was about to say that I had known the Celebrity from the time he wore kilts.

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 1595401342

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - I was about to say that I had known the Celebrity from the time he wore kilts. But I see I shall have to amend that, because he was not a celebrity then, nor, indeed, did he achieve fame until some time after I had left New York for the West. In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, which I can safely say he would have done had he written any at that time, and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned. But he had then none of the oddities and mannerisms which I hold to be inseparable from genius, and which struck my attention in after days when I came in contact with the Celebrity. Hence I am constrained to the belief that his eccentricity must have arrived with his genius, and both after the age of twenty-five. Far be it from me to question the talents of one upon whose head has been set the laurel of fame! When I knew him he was a young man without frills or foibles, with an excellent head for business. He was starting in to practise law in a downtown office with the intention of becoming a great corporation lawyer. He used to drop into my chambers once in a while to smoke, and was first-rate company. When I gave a dinner there was generally a cover laid for him. I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me. I look upon notoriety with the same indifference as on the buttons on a man's shirt-front, or the crest on his note-paper.

The Literary Churchman

Churchill . The Ear in Health and Disease . By WILLIAM HARVEY . Second
Edition . 12mo . , 28 . 6d . Renshaw . The Language of the Eye . By JOSEPH
TURNLY . 8vo . , 78 . 6d . Partridge . MISCELLANEOUS . YEARSLEY ' S Throat
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Dictionary of Literary Influences

Author: John Powell

Publisher: Greenwood

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 627

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The reading habits, intellectual development, and contributions of the cultural giants of the 20th century are traced.

Handy book of Literary Curiosities

And stands alone in indeclinables ; Conjunction, preposition, adverb, join To
stamp new vigor on the nervous line ; In monosyllables his thunders roll. He, she,
it, and we, ye, they, affright the soul. But in spite of Pope, in erring Churchill's spite
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Author: William Shepard Walsh

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The Literary Digest

Adapted from an illustration in Tho Scientifio American Canada Slashes Mileage
to Europe Churchill , Manitoba , Canada ' s newest ocean port , is 1 , 000 miles
nearer Europe for Canadian wheat shipments . Churchill taps the entire ...

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The Literary Digest

Reaping Kentucky's Churchill Downs Track this Reward won only five out of
fifteen starts . Saturday afternoon would be just another But one of his victories ,
the $ 36,850 New horse - race . England Futurity at Narragansett Park , Because
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Eddie Marsh

Author: Winston Churchill

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Charles Churchill

Etwas gewagter , wenn auch immerhin noch möglich , erscheint die Vermutung
Gurteens : " Indeed , if we take into consideration Milton's insatiable appetite for
reading and his keen interest for all passing in the literary world of his day , it ...

Author: Alfred Badstuber

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The Story of Winston Churchill

Author: Alida Sims Malkus

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ISBN: 9781258157425

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Saturday Review

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