Der Churchill Faktor

Author: Boris Johnson
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608101128
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Mit fulminanter Erzählfreude und einem pointensicheren Gespür für die erhellende Anekdote schildert Boris Johnson Leben und Charakter des bedeutendsten britischen Staatsmannes des 20. Jahrhunderts (1874 –1965). Fasziniert von der Einmaligkeit, dem Humor und Sprachwitz, dem Abenteurertum, den politischen und literarisch-künstlerischen Leistungen seines Helden, hat er eine ebenso kenntnisreiche wie hinreißende Liebeserklärung an Winston S. Churchill verfasst. Mit britischer Nonchalance zeigt Johnson, was die Jahrhundertgestalt Churchill jedem von uns heute noch bedeuten kann.

Winston Churchill In The Twenty First Century

Author: David Cannadine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521845908
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For many people throughout the English-speaking world and beyond, Winston Churchill was the greatest statesman of the twentieth century: the saviour of his country and a staunch defender of democracy in the face of totalitarianism. By writing history, as well as by making it, Churchill influenced our whole view of the twentieth century and his role in it. But how does he look now, in a new century, with a different agenda and when few can remember him? This book confronts and addresses this question; partly by including the reminiscences and recollections of four people who still vividly remember Churchill (Tony Benn, Lord Carrington, Lord Deedes and Lady Soames); but primarily by bringing together a group of historians (David Cannadine, Roland Quinault, Paul Addison, Chris Wrigley, Stuart Ball, David Reynolds, John Charmley, David Carlton, John W. Young and Peter Hennessy), who explore the complexities and ambiguities of this extraordinary man.

Winston Churchill

Author: Thomas Kielinger
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406668909
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Als Winston Churchill 25 Jahre alt war, hatte er Kriege auf drei Kontinenten erlebt, fünf Bücher geschrieben und einen Sitz im britischen Unterhaus gewonnen. Als er 60 war, galt er politisch als gescheiterter Mann. Doch dann kam mit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg Churchills größte Stunde. Als Premierminister leistete er den entscheidenden Widerstand gegen Hitler-Deutschland und führte sein Land bis zum siegreichen Kriegsende. ”Wir sind doch alle Würmer. Aber ich glaube, ich bin ein Glühwurm“, hat Winston Churchill (1874–1965) in jungen Jahren einmal verkündet. Kaum einer besaß so reiche Talente, um solchen Ehrgeiz zu befriedigen. Churchill kämpfte als Soldat in Englands Kolonialkriegen, wurde als Kriegskorrespondent und Kriegsabenteurer berühmt, bekleidete im Laufe seines Lebens fast jeden Ministerposten seines Landes und wurde zwei Mal Premierminister. Daneben war er ein anerkannter Maler, ein begeisternder Redner und ein begnadeter Schriftsteller – der einzige Staatsmann, der je den Nobelpreis für Literatur erhielt. Dabei konnte er gleichermaßen inspirieren wie irritieren: als radikaler Sozialreformer und als Imperialist alter Schule, als entschlossener Krieger und als Vordenker einer friedlichen Welt nach den Weltkriegen. Thomas Kielinger erzählt das fesselnde Leben dieser Jahrhundertgestalt mit kritischer Bewunderung und narrativem Glanz.

Never Give In

Author: Sir Winston S. Churchill
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472527518
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A great statesmen, a masterful historian whose writings won him the Nobel Prize for literature and a war-time leader with few peers, Sir Winston Churchill is remembered perhaps most clearly today for the sheer power of his oratory: the speeches that rallied a nation in its darkest hour and steeled that nation for victory against the might of the Fascist powers. Never Give In! celebrates this oratory by gathering together Churchill's most powerful speeches from throughout his public career. Carefully selected by his grandson, this collection includes all his best known speeches - from his great war-time broadcasts to the "Iron Curtain" speech that heralded the start of the Cold War - and many lesser known but inspirational pieces. In a single volume Never Give In! provides a powerful testimony to one of the great public figures of the 20th century.

Winston Churchill

Author: Janice Hamilton
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822534198
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Examines the childhood, war years, political career, and personal life of the twentieth-century British statesman, soldier, and historian.

Winston Churchill

Author: Harriet Castor
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408163551
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One of Britain's most intriguing and celebrated politicians, Winston Churchill was far more than a just successful wartime leader. International war correspondent, WWI soldier and Nobel Prize winning writer, Churchill always had an unshakable faith in his own abilities, despite his disastrous efforts at school. His faith was rewarded when he became Prime Minister of Britain at the height of WWII. Working tirelessly, his tremendous ability to inspire the nation during such times of horror has become legendary. Above all, he will always be remembered as the man who led the allied forces to victory, freeing Europe from the tyranny of Nazism.

Winston Churchill

Author: R. Crosby Kemper (III.)
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826210364
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In 1946 Winston Churchill shook the world with his famous "Iron Curtain" speech on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, now the site of the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library. Inscribed on the pediment of his statue at the memorial is the epigraph from Churchill's History of the Second World War In War: Resolution In Defeat: Defiance In Victory: Magnanimity In Peace: Good Will No other words provide so poignant a summary of the principles that sustained Churchill's life's work. Under the auspices of the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library, the Crosby Kemper Lectureship was established in 1979 by the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri. Lectures have been delivered annually, or biennially, at the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library on the campus of Westminster College by authorities on British history and on Sir Winston Churchill. The essays included in this volume constitute the first dozen Crosby Kemper lectures, most by individuals who were personally acquainted with Churchill and all by individuals who had studied his life and his work. Lord Robert Blake discusses Churchill's ambivalence toward the Conservative party during his political career. Philip S. Ziegler, Earl Mountbatten's biographer, examines whether Britain should have granted independence to India in 1947, taking as his departure Churchill's unequivocal belief that Britain's imperial rule there was a sacred trust not to be betrayed. Martin Gilbert, Churchill's biographer, carefully examines the origins of the Cold War and the famous Iron Curtain speech. Sir Michael Howard, Lovett Professor and Naval Historian at Yale University, further examines Churchill's role during the Cold War and the formulation of his "two-track" strategy that pushed for military strength while persistently striving for peace with the Soviets. Sir John Colville, Churchill's private secretary, ponders the extent to which great men are made by circumstances, citing Churchill's peccadilloes and strengths. Churchill's daughter Mary Soames and granddaughter, the sculptor Edwina Sandys, also give moving portraits of a much-loved family man. All bring this illustrious leader to life in the process of interpreting his political actions, reviewing his historical contributions, and sharing anecdotes about his personal life.

Savrola

Author: Winston Churchill
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This is Sir Winston Churchill's only novel, recounting political unrest and ultimate revolution to overthrow a dictator in a fictional country.