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Winston S. Churchill (1) (1874–1965)

Author of The Gathering Storm

For other authors named Winston S. Churchill, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Sir Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two occasions, from 1940-1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Celebrated as one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, he was also a gifted orator, statesman and historian. The author of more than 40 books, he show more was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and in 1963 was made an honorary citizen of the United States. show less
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Series

Works by Winston S. Churchill

The Gathering Storm (1948) 2,410 copies
Their Finest Hour (1949) 2,000 copies
The Grand Alliance (1950) 1,740 copies
The Hinge of Fate (1950) 1,653 copies
The Birth of Britain (1956) 1,589 copies
Triumph and Tragedy (1953) 1,586 copies
Closing the Ring (1951) 1,571 copies
The Second World War {complete} (1950) 1,471 copies
The New World (1956) 1,211 copies
The Age of Revolution (1957) 1,210 copies
The Great Democracies (1958) 1,100 copies
My Early Life: 1874-1904 (1930) 972 copies
Painting as a Pastime (1948) 428 copies
The River War (1899) 384 copies
Blood, Sweat, and Tears (1941) 351 copies
Great Contemporaries (1937) 329 copies
Thoughts and Adventures (1932) 151 copies
The World Crisis: 1911-1914 (1923) 130 copies
The Boer War (1900) 125 copies
The Island Race (1964) 114 copies
The World Crisis: 1915 (1923) 112 copies
My African Journey (1908) 107 copies
Frontiers and Wars (1898) 93 copies
Savrola (1898) 89 copies
Step by step, 1936-1939 (1939) 86 copies
The American Civil War (1958) 78 copies
The Unrelenting Struggle (1942) 64 copies
Onwards to Victory (1944) 63 copies
Secret Session Speeches (1946) 63 copies
The End of the Beginning (1943) 59 copies
Victory (1946) 46 copies
The Dawn of Liberation (1945) 46 copies
Winston Churchill: The Biography of a Great Man (1954) — Subject and Quotes — 42 copies
Maxims and Reflections (1947) 41 copies
Great War Speeches (1957) 33 copies
The Dream (1987) 24 copies
I was a spy! (1933) — Foreword — 24 copies
Europe Unite (1950) 23 copies
La crisis mundial 1911-1918 (2013) 22 copies
The Sinews of Peace (1948) 22 copies
Heroes of History (1968) 18 copies
Churchill in His Own Words (2012) 15 copies
The Second World War: Alone (2008) 13 copies
Churchill in His Own Voice (1994) 13 copies
The people's rights (1909) 12 copies
The First Churchills [1969 TV serial] (1971) — Writer — 11 copies
For Free Trade (1906) 11 copies
The Island Race, Volume 1 (1972) 9 copies
The Epic of Malta — Foreword — 9 copies
The Churchill Wit (1965) 8 copies
If I Lived My Life Again (1974) 8 copies
Joan of Arc: (1969) 7 copies
The Island Race, Volume 2 (1964) 6 copies
Mr. Brodrick's Army (1903) 6 copies
Taler 4 copies
The Great War (1934) 3 copies
I Escape (2019) 3 copies
Obras escogidas 3 copies
Passo a passo (1947) 3 copies
The Young Churchill (1941) 3 copies
Geschichte 4 Bände (1992) 3 copies
De as gebroken 2 copies
On human rights, (1941) 2 copies
Første reise 2 copies
Mes discours secrets (1946) 1 copy
Opere 1 copy
Churchill At Large (1976) 1 copy
Marlborough 1 copy

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of War (1999) — Contributor — 451 copies
Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time (1942) — Contributor — 286 copies
Arbor House Treasury of Horror and the Supernatural (1981) — Contributor — 197 copies
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Contributor — 142 copies
Alternate Wars (What Might Have Been, Vol. 3) (1991) — Contributor — 111 copies
The Secret Battle (1901) — Introduction, some editions — 98 copies
65 Great Spine Chillers (1988) — Contributor — 80 copies
Happy Odyssey (1950) — Foreword — 65 copies
Liaison 1914 (1930) — Foreword, some editions — 63 copies
If It Had Happened Otherwise (1931) — Contributor — 56 copies
Nine Faces of Kenya (1990) — Contributor — 54 copies
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Contributor — 42 copies
Writing Politics: An Anthology (2020) — Contributor — 35 copies
Great Speeches of the 20th Century (1991) — Contributor — 32 copies
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contributor — 31 copies
A Skeleton At the Helm (2008) — Contributor — 28 copies
Great Untold Stories of Fantasy and Horror (1969) — Contributor — 27 copies
Escape: Stories of Getting Away (2002) — Contributor — 26 copies
Reader's Digest Great Biographies 12 (1987) — Contributor — 19 copies
Fifty True Stories Stranger Than Fiction (1936) — Contributor — 18 copies
Young Winston [1972 film] (2011) — Based on the memoirs by — 18 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1996 (1996) — Author "Operation Deletion" — 11 copies
The Home Letters of T. E. Lawrence and His Brothers (1954) — Contributor — 10 copies
Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer [1943 film] (1943) — Actor — 9 copies
Klassieke griezelverhalen (1980) — Contributor — 8 copies
Demonic, Dangerous, and Deadly: An Anthology (1983) — Contributor — 8 copies
I mondi del possibile (1993) — Contributor — 7 copies
The New "Examen" (1861) — Introduction, some editions — 3 copies
North Borneo (The Corona library) — Foreword — 2 copies

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer
Birthdate
1874-11-30
Date of death
1965-01-24
Burial location
St. Martin's Church, Bladon, Oxfordshire, England
Gender
male
Nationality
UK
Country (for map)
UK
Birthplace
Blenheim Palace, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Place of death
London, England, UK
Cause of death
stroke
Places of residence
Chartwell, Kent, England
Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Education
St George's, Ascot
29 and 39 Brunswick Road, Brighton
Harrow School (1888-1892)
Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst (1894)
Occupations
journalist
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom (1900-1964)
artist
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945)
military officer (British Army|lieutenant-colonel)
politician (show all 21)
Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies (1905-1908)
President of the Board of Trade (1908-1910)
United Kingdom Home Secretary (1910-1911)
United Kingdom First Lord of the Admiralty (1911-1915)
United Kingdom Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1915-1915)
United Kingdom Minister of Munitions (1917-1919)
United Kingdom Secretary of State for Air (1919-1921)
United Kingdom Secretary of State for the Colonies (1921-1922)
United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer (1924-1929)
United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence (1940-1945)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1951-1955)
United Kingdom First Lord of the Admiralty (1939-1940)
United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence (1951-1952)
Leader of the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom (1940-1955)
United Kingdom Secretary of State for War (1919-1921)
Relationships
Spencer-Churchill, John Strange (brother)
Soames, Mary (daughter)
Churchill, Sarah (daughter)
Churchill, Peregrine (nephew)
Churchill, Lady Randolph Spencer (mother)
Churchill, Randolph S. (son) (show all 9)
Churchill, Lord Randolph (father)
Leslie, Shane (cousin)
Sheridan, Clare (cousin)
Organizations
Conservative Party
Liberal Party
Budget League
Awards and honors
Nobel Prize (Literature, 1953)
Royal Society of Literature Companion of Literature (1961)
Congressional Gold Medal (1969)
Knight Companion, The Most Noble Order of the Garter (1953)
Member, Order of Merit (1946)
Member, Order of the Companion of Honour (1922) (show all 20)
Fellow, Royal Society (1941)
Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Netherlands Lion (1946)
Grand Cross with Chain, Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav (1948)
Grand Cordon, Order of Léopold, with Palm (1945)
Honorary Citizen of the United States (1963)
Knight, Order of the Elephant (1950)
Man of the Year, Time Magazine (1940)
Queen Elizabeth II grants the honour of a State Funeral
Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (1941)
Oldest sitting Member of Parliament (1964)
Time Magazine (Man of the Year, 1949)
Charlemagne Prize (1956)
Honorary Citizen of the City of Paris (1944)
Honorary Academician Extraordinary of the Royal Academy of Arts (1948)

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Reviews

Winston Churchill was able to lead The Allies to victory against the Germans in World War II
while writing like a poet - "The Norwegian mountains run into the ocean in a continuous fringe of islands."

His mastery ranged from balancing the mass confusion of internal British political divisions
through engaging reluctant President Roosevelt
and on to distant commanding of The Royal Navy.

It is still hard to understand why he didn't want Freedom for India.
 
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m.belljackson | 22 other reviews | Jan 31, 2024 |
If the first volume was re-named in American English it would have been called, "I told you so, but y'all didn't listen." I like Churchill and history but I must admit I found the first volume a bit of a gloat at times. I'm onto the second volume very soon. Stay tuned.
 
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Chickenman | 8 other reviews | Dec 15, 2023 |
The first volume of Churchill's six-volume history of World War II, This volume describes, step by step, the decline into war, a period that ended with Churchill becoming Prime Minister. This is a well-written history by one of the great men of the twentieth century.
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jwhenderson | 22 other reviews | Nov 7, 2023 |
$57. Deluxe Gift Box Edition 1963. Fine Condition. Important book - hardcover is $3000.
 
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susangeib | 6 other reviews | Oct 29, 2023 |

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Winston Churchill Writer, Actor
Larry Arnn Editor
Simon Rockell Director
Simon Willock Producer
Ben Steele Director
Emma Wallace Director
Alan Clements Producer
Charles Eade Editor, Introduction
Randolph S. Churchill Editor, Preface
H.W. Massingham Introduction
Malcolm Thomson Contributor
F. W. Heath Contributor
Guy Boas Editor
John Keegan Introduction, Foreword
John Le Terrier Translator
Holger Norelius Translator
Hugo Hultenberg Translator
Toni Ellis Cover designer
Cameron Hazlehurst Introduction
Lucien Sée Translator
Antoine Capet Translator

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Members
30,237
Popularity
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Rating
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Reviews
331
ISBNs
1,102
Languages
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Favorited
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