The first volume in a collection essays and journalism from the legendary politician and Nobel Prizeâ€“winning author explores his artistic pursuits.
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 on the global stage. 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.
Best known for his political genius and keen eye for military tactics, Churchill was a man of many talentsâ€”not the least of which was painting. Throughout his life, Churchill painted to relieve his mind from the demands of leadership and to keep the â€śblack dogâ€ť of depression at bay.
Included in this volume are Churchillâ€™s meditations on painting as a salve for the spirit and an essential creative pursuit. His love for the craft comes to life in this concise yet impassioned work. This volume includes eighteen reprints of Churchillâ€™s original work in oil, giving the reader a window into the little-known creative and artistic skill of this prominent figure in twentieth century history.