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Great Contemporaries by Winston S. Churchill

Great Contemporaries

by Winston S. Churchill

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This is a companion volume to Churchill's "Thoughts and Adventures" (see separate review).

This volume is a collection of 25 essays about British and World statesmen, leaders and writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, all of them Churchill's contemporaries. They include Balfour, Chamberlain, Rosebery, Morley, Asquith, Curzon, as well as King George V, Roosevelt, the ex-Kaiser and Hitler, George Bernard Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia, Trotsky and Hidenburg.

Each essay is self-contained, but together they form a picture of the political and historical scene from the closing years of the 19th century to the mid-1930's.

The volume also contains a photograph of each subject and, in addition, letters written to the author by Asquith and Lawrence are reproduced at appropriate points in the text. ( )
  SunnyJim | May 25, 2016 |
This began as a set of newspaper features that WSC fell back on as a money maker in between longer projects. He did have the advantages of knowing many of these people personally, from his aristocratic and political careers. the prose is workman like though ornate to the modern taste. Churchill was out of the cabinet at the time of publication, and some of these peces are illuminating from that point of view. ( )
  DinadansFriend | May 19, 2015 |
2958 Great Contemporaries, by The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, C.H., M.P. (read 18 Feb 1997) This 1937 book consists of 21 Macaulay-imitating essays on figures contemporary to Churchill. They aren't as good as Macaulay's but I enjoyed them, and his essay on Hitler, while it calls Hitler evil and condemns him, has some suggestion he might tun out better! I believe this book was worth reading. ( )
  Schmerguls | Jan 19, 2008 |
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Churchill's often prophetic writings from 1935.

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