Winston Churchill: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works (Hardcover)
Winston Churchill has for decades been regarded as one of the greatest statesmen of the 20th century, not just in his home country Britain but in the USA as well, where he continues to be an inspiration to many to this day. In 2002 he was voted The Greatest Briton, and the 2016 movie The Darkest Hour continues his global iconic status as someone who stood up to tyranny in 1940, against all the odds, and prevailed. But while 1940 has deserved iconic status, Churchill's 60 year political career saw as many downs as ups, disasters as well as triumphs, and had he died in 1939 he would, historians judge, have been seen as a failure not the hero he went on to become. So we need to see the whole of Churchill's life to gain a proper perspective, and that is exactly what this book sets out to achieve Includes a detailed chronology of Churchill's life, family, and work. The A to Z section includes the major events, places, and people in Churchill's life. The bibliography includes a list of publications concerning his life and work. The index thoroughly cross-references the chronological and encyclopedic entries.
Christopher Catherwood is a writer in Cambridge, England. He is a Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and of the Royal Historical Society and the author of many books on Winston Churchill including Churchill's Folly and Churchill Greatest Briton. He was twice elected to an Archives By-Fellowship at the Churchill Archives Centre and gave a Crosby Kemper Lecture at Westminster College in Fulton MO where Churchill gave his famous Iron Curtain speech in 1948.