The fourth volume in this collection of the Nobel Prizeâ€“winning prime ministerâ€™s essays and journalism showcases his wide-ranging interests and talents.
Legendary politician and military strategist Winston S. Churchill was a master not only of the battlefield, but of the page and the podium. Over the course of forty books and countless speeches, broadcasts, news items and more, he addressed a country at war and at peace, thrilling with victory but uneasy with its shifting role in global politics. In 1953, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for â€śhis mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.â€ť During his lifetime, he enthralled readers and brought crowds roaring to their feet; in the years since his death, his skilled writing has inspired generations of eager history buffs.
This collection of 1920sâ€“30s magazine and newspaper articles convey the extraordinary variety and depth of Churchillâ€™s thoughts on the questions, both lofty and quotidian, facing humankind. From oil painting to learning to fly an airplane, from cartoons to commanding a frontline infantry battalion in World War One, these essays bring the great manâ€™s wit and intellect to life.
With a new introduction and notes by James W. Muller, academic chairman of the International Churchill Society, this edition recovers Churchillâ€™s unforgettable table talk for a new generation of readers.