Books About Winston S. Churchill Annotated and edited by Richard M. Langworth

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Content: Books About Winston S. Churchill Annotated and edited by Richard M. Langworth Annotations through 2004 were compiled for Curt Zoller's Bibliography of Works About Sir Winston S. Churchill, which has since been reissued. Annotations of later books are based on reviews by the editor and others quoted. Publishing dates and details are provided for first editions only; consult the Zoller bibliography for further details. Annotations are offered only for books personally examined. Readers who wish to contribute further comments, especially on books not examined, are cordially invited to contact the editor. 1905 Scott, A. MacCallum. Winston Spencer Churchill. London: Methuen, 270 pp. The first biography, written by an admirer when Churchill was only 31. Though untainted by knowledge of future greatness, the admiring author predicted that Churchill would become prime minister. 1907 Leech, H. J. Mr. Winston Churchill. Manchester: Abel Heywood. Churchill was "deselected" as Member of Parliament for Oldham after he defied its Conservative majority by becoming a Liberal in 1904. Denied the Tory nomination in Oldham for the general election of January 1905, he was invited to stand as a Liberal for North West Manchester, one of nine Manchester seats, with a tiny electorate of 10,000, a third of whom were Jewish. Churchill spoke strongly for Free Trade, popular in Manchester's mill industries, and was duly elected. 1909 Batchelor, H. Crouch, compiler. Mr. Winston Churchill On The Radical Party: Before He Donned Their Livery And Accepted Their Pay. London: Pall Mall, 4 pp. softbound. An attack book by a Conservative critic of Churchill's early career as a Tory before he "crossed the floor" to the Liberals in 1904, dwells on Churchill's earlier critiques of the party he now spoke for. 1910
Unknown. Soldier and Statesman: Complete Life of the Rt. Hon. Winston L. Spencer Churchill. London: The Self-Help Press, 96 pp., softbound. A brief pamphlet-biography praising Churchill in five chapters ending with his advocacy of "The People's Budget" in 1909. Not a political tract, this was part of a series of booklets designed to encourage personal initiative. 1912 "A Young Scot." Mr. Winston Churchill's New Part. Edinburgh: Darien Press, 16 pp., softbound. "Mr. Winston Churchill, who advocated Army Reform and economy so eloquently as a Tory in 1900 and 1901...has now come out in all the panoply of a full-blown Jingo." Churchill had fought for naval economy in 1908-10; as First Lord of the Admiralty beginning October 1911, he viewed the developing German High Seas Fleet with alarm and began advocating more spending, to the disappointment of his Liberal constituency of Dundee. 1916 Scott, A. MacCallum. Winston Churchill in Peace and War. London: Newnes, 162 pp. An updated version of Scott's 1905 Churchill biography; still full of admiration, it includes details on the Dardanelles campaign. The author argues that Churchill's plan for forcing the Dardanelles and taking Turkey out of the war in 1915 was the correct strategic vision: that it failed through lack of military celerity on the scene and political support at home. 1919 King, Joseph. The Political Gambler: Being the Record of Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill, Secretary of State for War. Glasgow: Reformers' Bookstall, 8 pp., softbound. In the kind of political irony for which he was well known, Prime Minister Lloyd George made Churchill war minister in 1919 after World War I had ended. Undeterred, Churchill supported the "gamble" of Allied military operations on behalf of the Whites against the Bolsheviks in Russia, but was eventually forced to bow to Cabinet pressure and to bring the British troops home. On the plus side, Churchill was responsible for the successful demobilization of millions of troops from the Western Front. Sitwell, Osbert. The Winstonburg Line: 3 Satires. London: Bomb Shop, 20 pp., softbound.
This anti-Churchill polemic publishes verses by Sitwell in the pro-Labour newspapers The Nation and Daily Herald. "A Certain Statesman" attacks Churchill's actions in Russia, Gallipoli, Antwerp and Sydney Street; "More about Morale" and "The Governess of Europe" add criticism over the Allied military operation in Russia. 1924 Captain X [Gibb, Andrew Dewar]. With Winston Churchill at the Front. Glasgow: Cowans & Gray Ltd, 112 pp., softbound. The soldiers of Churchill's command in Flanders in 1916 received him dubiously as an exiled politician plied regularly with luxury parcels from home. By the end of his tour of duty Churchill had earned their respect. The author, who served with him, expounds favorably on the transformation among the troops. 1925 Keynes, John Maynard. The Economic Consequences of Mr. Churchill. London: Hogarth Press, 32 pp., softbound. A powerful and important critique of Churchill's direction of Britain's economy as Chancellor of the Exchequer, the post he held from 1924 to 1929. Keynes particularly attacked Churchill's decision to return Britain to the Gold Standard, although in doing this he was following the prevailing advice of his financial experts. 1927 "Ephesian" [Roberts, C. E. Bechhofer]. Winston Churchill: Being an Account of the Life of the Rt. Hon. Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. London: Mills & Boon. One of the earliest full biographies, concluding during his service as Chancellor of the Exchequer: a fascinating view of Churchill in mid-career, with some novel predictions. Later editions updated the story, the last (1940) covering Churchill's fight against the India Act, the gathering threat of Nazi Germany, and his appointment as prime minister. 1928 A Member of the League to Enforce Public Economy.
Mr. Churchill's Budget Pledges and Performances. London: Cobden-Sanderson, 18 pp., softbound. A critique of Churchill as Chancellor of the Exchequer, who by now was viewed by some Conservatives to be spending and taxing at unacceptable levels. Muir, John Ramsay B. Rating Reform: The Right Way and the Wrong Way. An Examination of Mr. Churchill's Proposals. London: Liberal Publications Department, 78 pp. An opposition critique of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's proposals to reform the fixing of rates or property taxes. Sydenham of Combe, Col. The Lord, et al. `The World Crisis' By Winston Churchill: A Criticism. London: Hutchinson, 192 pp.; reprinted 1970. Contributors: Bacon, Admiral Sir R.: "Mr. Churchill and Jutland." Bird, Major-General Sir W. D.: "Mr. Churchill's Opinions: Some Other Points of View." Maurice, Major-General Sir F.: "Joffre, Galliйni and the Marne." Oman, Sir Charles: "The German Losses on the Somme." Sydenham of Combe, Col. The Lord: "Mr. Churchill as Historian." A critique of Churchill's The World Crisis, vol 3, 1916-1918; they also consider the Dardanelles campaign in Churchill's vol. 2. An important critical work, sufficiently powerful that Churchill replied to it in part in his 1931 abridged edition of The World Crisis. 1931 Germains, Victor Wallace. The Tragedy of Winston Churchill. London: Hurst and Blackett, 288 pp. An early but typical critique for its era concludes that Churchill is clever but not wise, and that ventures as the Dardanelles caused consequences "irreparable, disastrous and appalling." Very reflective of contemporary attitudes in the early 1930s. 1932 Martin, Hugh. Battle: The Life Story of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill. London: Sampson, Low & Co., 246 pp.; reprints through 1942. One of only two biographies to appear during the 1930s, when Churchill was considered politically finished. This work should be read alongside Germains (1931), for a distinct contrast in views over Churchill's future. Includes Churchill letters. 1934
Hay, Malcolm V. Winston Churchill and James II of England. London: Harding & More, 66 pp. An attack on Churchill's portrait of King James II in Volume 1 of Churchill's biography, Marlborough. Accuses Churchill's ancestor, the First Duke of Marlborough, of disloyalty to the King, based on earlier arguments by Macaulay. 1939 Rose, Franz Karl Anton. Das Ist Churchill [This is Churchill]. Munich & Berlin: J. F. Lehmanns, 96 pp., softbound, text in German. The first of many anti-Churchill propaganda works, this one attacking his ancestors as well as himself ("der kleine Marlborough"). It is interesting that he was already considered a menace by the Nazis in 1939, months before he became Prime Minister. 1940 Arthur, Sir George. Concerning Winston Spencer Churchill. London: William Heinemann, 200 pp. One of the first of many hagiographic songs of praise of Britain's new war leader, well written, by a soldier who had served in Egypt and the Boer War. Broad, Lewis. Winston Churchill: Man of War. London: Hutchinson. 128 pp., softbound. First appearance of what would become extensive writings by the biographer Lewis Broad, who would develop his story to comprise eventually two thick volumes. Buchan, William. Winston Churchill. London: Pilot Press, 96 pp., softbound. A brief paean to Churchill's leadership. "Whether or not you agree with the principles by which Winston Churchill has guided his political life, you will, if you consider his work and writings fairly, be bound to admit that he has been a remarkably true and courageous prophet." Cole, Lloyd. Mr. Churchill and the Church. Sussex, Privately printed, 32 pp., softbound. "A praiseworthy commentary on the brilliant eloquence of the nation's leader." -press comment. The author draws on Churchill's speeches for "lessons which I am convinced the Church in some senses needs to learn to-day." The author's object is to draw church-folk into support for Britain's war effort.
Dawson, R. MacGregor. Winston Churchill at the Admiralty, 1911-1915. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 36 pp., softbound. Offers Churchill as an example in considering the role of a cabinet minister. De Stдel-Holstein, Baron Lage Fabian Wilhelm. Mr. Churchill and the Opinion of America. Stockholm: Stockholms Bokindustri, 168 pp., softbound, text in English. Stresses the importance of America in the political equation of 1940. Ferrгo, Carlos. Churchill: Os Homens a Guerra [Men at War]. Lisbon: Parceria A. M. Pereira, 62 pp., softbound, text in Portuguese. Volume II in the collection "Os Homens da Guerra." Volume I was "Daladier" by Francisco Velloso; volumes promised were "Reynaud" by Artur Portella and "Hitler" by Carlos Ferrгo. Hughes, W. M. Winston Churchill: Warrior-Statesman. Sydney, Australia: John Sands. Brief hagiography. Kraus, Renй. Winston Churchill. Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott, 366 pp. Many reprints. A European writer working in the United States, Kraus was highly respected as a biographer of modern figures. Although generally without criticism, his best-seller provides some firsthand views of Churchill and Britain at war. A Japanese edition was published just before Pearl Harbor, an interesting sidelight on Churchill's standing in what was soon to be an enemy nation. Persich, Walter. Winston Churchill: Ganz `Privat' [Totally `Private']. Berlin: Otto Schaffer, 292 pp; expanded to 336 pp. in 1942, text in German. The title ("Entirely Private") refers to a series of negative assertions disguised as revelations by the German press. Translations: Czech. Phelan, James Leo. Churchill Can Unite Ireland. London: Victor Gollancz, 120 pp. Argues that World War II was Churchill's opportunity to complete the unification of an Ireland divided by the Irish Treaty of 1921, a fairly wild conjecture. Schmidt, Wolfgang. Politische Gewalten in England: Das Kabinett Churchill [Political Forces in England: The Churchill Cabinet]. Bonn: Scheur, 54 pp., text in German.
German propaganda turns mainly on the British Coalition Cabinet. Sencourt, Robert (pseudonym for Robert E. G. George). Winston Churchill. London: Faber & Faber, 310 pp; Hebrew edition 1941. An excellent account of Churchill's life: racy, readable, highly colored, includes a chapter on the quality and power of Churchill's writings. Treffz, Hermann. Winston Churchill: Das Leben des Generalverbrechers der Weltgeschichte [The Life of the General Criminal in World History]. Fellbach-Stuttgart, Germany: W. Baltrusch, 64 pp. softbound, text in German. Unknown. A List of the Printed Works of the Prime Minister. London: W.J. Bryce, Ltd., Booksellers, 4 pp. An early bibliography catalogue which confirms that Marlborough was for Ј7, a Malakand Field Force first edition at 7/6 and The River War at 30/-. Unknown. Paroles dorйes de Mr. Churchill adressйes а la Nation Franзaise [Golden Words of Mr. Churchill Addressed to the French Nation]. Paris: Comitй d'Йclaircissement sur les Relations Franco-Anglaises; reprinted 2000, 10 pp, texts in English and French. "Watchman" [Samuel Vyvyan Trerice Adams]. Churchill: Architect of Victory. London: Hamish Hamilton, 24 pp. softbound. An essay based on the chapter "Mr. Winston Churchill" in the author's book, Right Honourable Gentlemen. Adams was praised by Labour's Daily Herald as an acute examiner of political personalities, but the Sunday Times wrote: "Certainly fulfils one of the two objects which the author had in writing it-- to entertain." 1941 "Allan Junior." The Premier's Clarion Calls to Courage. Dundee & London: Valentine & Sons Ltd., 16 pp. softbound. A miniature booklet, 2 1/2 x 4," containing an introduction, poem and commentary by the unidentified author, combined with quotes from Churchill's 1940-41 speeches. Broad, Lewis. Winston Churchill. London: Hutchinson, 364 pp.; "Pocket Library" Series, London: National Book Association, softbound; reprinted with revisions and extensions through 1956; published in two-volumes 1958, one volume, 1970.
A long-running, often-extended biography. Heavily pro-Churchill, Broad nevertheless convened an impressive number of resource documents in constructing what ended as a good reference work, but not judgmental. Chaplin, E. D. W. Winston Churchill at Harrow. Harrow: The Harrow Book Shop, 102 pp.; revised with new introduction, 1941. An illuminating little book with extensive details and photographs documenting Churchill's days as a Harrow schoolboy. The later edition adds new material. Davis, Richard Harding. Young Winston Churchill. New York: Scribners, 42 pp. A reprint of the author's chapter on Churchill as a war correspondent in his Real Soldiers of Fortune, 1906; published to take advantage of Churchill's World War II fame. Illuminating and useful. Ferdi, Katip. Зцзil Diyor Ki [It Declares Churchill]. Ankara: Cankaya Basimevi, text in Turkish. The first biography in Turkish. Fletcher, J. W. A Condensed Life of the Right Honourable Winston Spencer Churchill, C. H.: Prime Minister of Great Britain. Sydney: New Century Press, 92 pp. Brief and fulsome, "with impressions formed from a study of his Literary Works and from collateral reading." Guedalla, Phillip. Mr. Churchill: A Portrait. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 348 pp.; several later editions and translations. A best-seller in its day, written by a onetime severe critic turned admirer. Lacking in archival documentation but well written, it is a useful example of how Churchill was held by most of his countrymen during his finest hours. Hronek, Jiн. Churchil, zivot bojovnнka [Life Fighter]. London: Nвakladem Czechoslovвaka, 64 pp., text in Czech. MacAlpine, Michael. Mr. Churchill's Socialists: the Evidence and Some Conclusions. London: Lawrence, 186 pp. A critique of the Labour members of the Churchill coalition. Manning, Paul and Bronner, Milton. Mr. England: The Life Story of Winston Churchill, the Fighting Briton. Philadelphia & Toronto: John C. Winston, 250 pp.; several reprints.
A physically beautiful binding containing an engaging if uncritical wartime biography, written from the American viewpoint. Very much a period piece in appearance and style. Moir, Phyllis. I Was Winston Churchill's Private Secretary. New York: Wilfred Funk, 232 pp.; a reprint and several translations. American Phyllis Moir served Churchill only briefly, on his USA lecture tour in 1931. One of the few staffers not devoted to him, she found WSC rude and oblivious to those around him, but admits that his wife kept him under control. An important personal account, the first by a member of his secretariat. Nott, Stanley Charles. The Young Churchill. New York: Coward McCann, 1306 pp. An early attempt on his youth relies too heavily on Churchill's own autobiography, picking up the errors and exaggerations. Still, it has a more comprehensive approach than Davis's Young Winston Churchill (1941). Pasemann, Ernest, compiler. Churchills Reden und Taten im Scheinwerfer der Presse und Karikatur [Speeches and Acts in the Spotlight of the Press and Caricature]. Leipzig & Berlin: Lьhe Verlag, 104 pp., text in German. An attack on everything he stood for, with cartoons to illustrate. Peralta, Carlos. Winston Churchill: Nervio, Cerebro y Corazуn de Gran Bretaсa [Nerve, Brain and Heart of Great Britain]. Lima, 10 pp., softbound, text in Spanish. A brief tribute. Reade, John Collingwood. Man of Valour, Winston Spencer Churchill: A Critical Appreciation. Toronto: Canadian Association of Broadcasters, 32 pp. softbound. A rare, nicely produced tribute with a scarce portrait by Forbes reproduced in color on the cover, also published in French. Soward, F. H. Moulders of National Destinies: Winston Churchill: Freedom's Champion. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 20 pp., softbound. An uncritical hymn of praise: "Today, with his wealth of experience, Winston Churchill directs war strategy as no British Prime Minister has ever done in history...." Torriente y Peraza. Cosme de la Winston Churchill. Havana, Cuba: Historical Academy of Cuba, 20 pp., softbound, text in Spanish. As above.
Unknown. Armed Forces In Iceland, 16 August 1941. Reykjavik, 36 pp., softbound. An illustrated pamphlet describing Churchill's visit to Iceland on his way back from conferring with Roosevelt at the Atlantic Charter conference in Newfoundland. Unknown. Englische Urteile ьber den Bolschewismus sind gewiss unverdдchtig. Churchill sah ganz klar, Deutschen Sieg oder bolschewistisches Chaos [English judgments about Bolshevism are certainly above suspicion. Churchill saw clearly German victory or Bolshevist chaos]. Strassburg: Oberrheinischer Gauverlag und Druckerei, 1941, text in German. Disputes published statements by English sources concerning Bolshevism. Unknown. La Triste Histoire de Winston Churchill descendant de John Churchill Duc de Marlborough pour servir б L'edification des Jeunes Francais [The Sad Story of Winston Churchill descendant of John Churchill Duke of Marlborough to Serve the Edification of French Youth. Paris: G. Mazeyerie, text in French. A propaganda piece produced in occupied France. Unknown. Was wollte Churchill auf dem Balkan? [What Did Churchill Do in the Balkans?]. Berlin: Makadruck, 26 pp., text in German. Wells, Herbert George. Churchill. Rio de Janeiro: Norte Editoria, text in Portuguese. Undoubtedly extracted from something Wells wrote in English first, likely critical; not examined. Ya'ri-Polaskin, Jakob. Winston Churchill. Tel Aviv, Palestine: Ishim u-meora'ot, text in Hebrew. 1942 Cunningham-Reid, Capt. Besides Churchill--Who? London: W. H. Allen, 128 pp. softbound. The author was a Member of Parliament who had been highly critical of the appeasement of the Chamberlain government, yet also critical of its successor: In September 1942, Cunningham-Reid was questioning whether Churchill was unwilling to bomb Rome owing to "Catholic susceptibilities." Gallacher, William.
The Second Front and Mr. Churchill. London: Communist Party of Great Britain, 1942. Communist Member of Parliament Willie Gallacher was widely acknowledged a Soviet spokesman. (Churchill: "Shut up, Moscow!") Here he argues for an early launch of the second front, which Stalin was demanding and Churchill, he said, resisting. Gibbs-Smith, C Harvard. Churchill. London: Hodder & Stoughton. A booklet produced by the British Library of Information, containing photographs of Churchill ranged against excerpts from speeches from May 1940 through March 1941. Hawthorne, Hildegarde. Long Adventure: The Story of Winston Churchill. New York & London: D. Appleton-Century; reprinted, 346 pp. A scarce wartime biography which, unlike most, spends 80% of its text on Churchill's life up to World War II. Well written and researched with some new information for the time, and several novel photos. "I. K." Winston Churchill. Istanbul: Hilmi Kiabevi, text in Turkish. Josyar, G. R. Winston Churchill. Mysore, India: Coronation Press, 24 pp. Looks at Churchill and the ironies of his opposition to Gandhi versus Hitler. Kiernan, Reginald H. Churchill. London: George G. Harrap, 212 pp. A modest wartime account which spends considerable space on the early adventures in Africa and India; with a good bibliographic note in the back. Mendoza, illustrator. The Early Life of Winston Churchill. London, Cheltenham & Melbourne: E. J. Burrow, 56 pp. softbound. Horizontal format comic book for young people, illustrations by Mendoza. Three-quarters of the pages deal with events from birth through the Boer War, with a little on World War I at the end. Unknown. Genije Cercil?[Genius Churchill?]. Belgrade: Prosveta, text in Serbo-Croat. Unknown.
The Prime Minister on India: An Examination of Mr. Churchill's Statement on India in the House of Commons on the 10th September 1942. London: India League, 20 pp. There was some doubt about Churchill's final attitude toward Indian independence after the war. Unknown. Winston Churchill: Mein Bundesgenosse. Aussprьche aus zwei Jahrzehnten [Winston Churchill: My Ally. Sayings of Two Decades. Berlin: Nibelungen Verlag, 110 pp., softbound, text in German; several translations including Mon Alliй Staline in French. Forward by "Victor" [Arnold Littmann]. German propaganda, quoting Churchill's anti-Bolshevik writings from pre-World War II years, with reproductions of political cartoons, which offer many a ripe irony indeed. The "Ally" was Stalin. Viganу, Giacomo Carlo. Trinomio del Crimine [Trio of Crime]: Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin. Rome: Edizioni Augustea, 32 pp., text in Italian. An attack on the "trinity of criminals" by the Italian fascists. Wingfield-Stratford, Esmй Cecil. Churchill: The Making of a Hero. London: Victor Gollancz, 252 pp. A well-written pro-Churchill polemic taking us through the Wilderness Years. Recommended for the contemporary viewpoint of the Labour press. 1943 Alessio Robles, Miguel. Winston Churchill. Mexico City, Mexico: Ediciones La Vйronica, 78 pp. Text in Spanish. Burbidge, W. F. The Right Honourable Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. Bognor Regis & London: John Crowther, 52 pp., softbound. A discussion of Churchill's published works. Morton, H. V. Atlantic Meeting. London: Methuen, 160 pp., several editions and translations. The well-known travel writer was one of a few journalists invited to accompany Churchill to meet Roosevelt at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, for the Atlantic Charter conference in August 1941. He provides a first hand contemporary account. Frontispiece is the illuminated scroll bearing the Longfellow verse "Sail on, O Ship of State," which FDR had sent Churchill,
signed by them both; about ten of these were signed by the two leaders at Argentia. Paneth, Philip. The Prime Minister, Winston S. Churchill: As Seen by His Enemies and Friends. London: Alliance Press, 124 pp., hardbound & softbound. An interesting look back at how Churchill was hated and praised, depending on current events; chapters range from "Glories of the Past" to "Good Old Winnie." 1944 Arnavon, Jacques. Winston Churchill: Ami de la France [Friend of France]. Paris: Les Йditions Universelles, 186 pp. A friendly account as France was liberated. Text in French. Balanya, E. S. Winston Churchill: Vida de un Hombre de Acciуn [Life of a Man of Action]. Madrid: Editorial Pace, 364 pp. Text in Spanish. Interesting praise from Franco's Spain as the tide of war turned. Clijmans, Frederik. [Francken, Fritz]. Churchill pakt aan (van landing tot bevrijding) [Churchill tackles (from Landing to Liberation)], 6 juni-4 september, 1944. Antwerp: Van Uffelen & Delagarde, 260 pp. Concerning the liberation of Antwerp in World War II. Text in Dutch; reprinted in Flemish, 1945. Coulter, John. Churchill. Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 134 pp. A novel effort, this book develops the script for a stage play about Churchill from birth through parliamentary career to war leader. Duff, Charles. Spain: The Moral Touchstone of Europe: A Footnote on Mr. Churchill's Recent Speech. London: Victor Gollancz, 20 pp. Concerning Churchill's speech on British relations with Spain in the House of Commons on May 24, 1944. Guerriero, Augusto. Churchill. Rome: Cosmopolita, 88 pp., softbound. Text in Italian.
Hagberg, Knut. Winston Churchill. Stockholm: Bokfцrlaget Natur och Kultur, 168 pp.; reprints through 1965. Translations: Danish, Norwegian, German. The first Swedish biography. Jog, Narayan Gopal. Churchill's Blind Spot: India. Bombay: New Book Co., 228 pp., softbound. Reminds readers that the liberator of Europe had different thoughts about the liberation of India. Khanna, D. N. Winston Churchill. Lahore, India: Young People's Publishing Bureau. Interest in Churchill toward the end of the war ran high in India. Although he had made friendly overtures to Gandhi in the 1930s, his views on the India Bill were far more widely known, and Indians were unsure of his views about their promised independence. Election of the Labour Government in 1945 would shuffle such cares aside, and the new Prime Minister, Clement Attlee, sent Lord Mountbatten to India to be its last Viceroy. Independence came in 1947, with much of the bloodshed Churchill had predicted. Kraus, Renй. Winston Churchill in the Mirror: His Life in Picture and Story. New York: E. P. Dutton, 232 pp. The first Churchill photo documentary brings together an eclectic collection of illustrations, printed on quality paper considering the war-straitened times. Lemonnier, Lйon. Winston Churchill. Paris: Librarie Plon, 246 pp. Text in French. McCabe, Joseph. Winston Churchill: The Man and His Creed. London: Watts, 96 pp. Muynck, Gust de. Winston Spencer Churchill. Paris: Lumiйres, 256 pp., softbound. Conventional hagiography based on long-published sources, published in French and Flemish. Needham, Richard J. The Words of Winston Churchill. Calgary, Alberta: Calgary Brewing & Malting Co., Ltd., 64 pp., softbound. Contains a biography and excerpts from various speeches. Rio Sбinz, Josй del. Churchill y su Tiempo [and His Time]. Madrid: Ediciones Atlas, 532 pp.
Text in Spanish. Sб, Renato de. Winston Churchill: O homem e a sua obra [The Man and His Work]. Goa, Portuguese India: Sadananda, 368 pp. Text in Portuguese. Unknown. Winston Churchill Prime Minister: A Selection from Speeches Made by Winston Churchill during the Four Years that Britain has been at War. Ottawa: United Kingdom Information Office. Despite the title, the speech excerpts are brief; the plethora of large photographs make this more of an illustrated documentary than a book of speeches. Wierzynski, Kazimierz. Ballada o Churchillu [The Ballad of Churchill]. New York: Roy Publishers, 16 pp., softbound. Text in Polish. 1945 Agrafiotis, Chris J., compiler. Was Churchill Right in Greece? Manchester, NH: Granite State Press, 152 pp. Concerning Churchill's speech of 18 January 1945, explaining his December 1944 trip to Athens, where he engineered a truce between rival factions and installed Archbishop Damoskinos as Regent of Greece. (Manchester, New Hampshire has a considerable Greek population.) Allary, Jean. Un Petit-fils de [A Small Son of] Marlborough: Winston Churchill. Paris: Librarie Hachette, 252 pp., softbound. Text in French, also published in Italian. Antuсa, Josй Gervasio. Winston Churchill: Precursor de la Victoria [Precursor of the Victory]. Montevideo, Uruguay: Editorial Ceibo, 128 pp., softbound. Text in Spanish. Not reviewed. Barker, Sir Ernest. Winston S. Churchill. London: Ministry of Information, 72 pp. Translations: Danish, French. Bшgholm, Karl. Winston S. Churchill. Copenhagen: Steen Hasselbalchs Forlag, 268 pp.
One of two Danish biographies published just after World War II. The author, a press editor, had met Churchill personally; he offers a broad picture of Churchill's life to the end of World War II. Cartier, Raymond. Churchill. Lyon: L'Agence Gutenberg, 232 pp., softbound. Text in French. Chown, J. L. The Life and Times of Winston S. Churchill. Wolverhampton: Whitehead Bros., 20 pp. Davenport, John & Murphy, Charles J. V. The Lives of Winston Churchill: A Close-up. New York: Scribners, 88 pp. An interesting collection of anecdotes from the Harrow years on up. Eden, Guy. Portrait of Churchill. London, New York: Hutchinson, 144 pp.; reprinted twice. Translations: Dutch, Swedish, Danish and German. This fascinating little book throws new light on Churchill's humanity. The dutch edition contains an eloquent preface by the Haarlem scholar H. A. Lunsholf. Hutchinson updated the biography with a second edition in 1950. Evjenth, Hеkon. Han som reddet verden [The Man Who Saved the World]: Winston Churchill. Oslo: Gyldendal, Norsk Forlag, 134 pp. One of the first Norwegian biographies, relating the story from his ancestors to the end of World War II. A 1946 Swedish edition was intended for juveniles but is identical in text to another Swedish edition in 1953. Henderson, Horace W. Poland, Russia and the Future of Europe: An Open Letter to Mr. Winston Churchill. Glasgow: John S. Burns, 8 pp., softbound. A warning that Soviet intentions in Poland and Eastern Europe were as sinister as Hitler's, lamenting that Churchill seemed to be oblivious to them. Many of the ideas sound like Churchill's March 1946 warning of the "Iron Curtain" in Fulton, Missouri. Pelissier, J. Churchill. Hommes et Йvйnements du Jour' Series, Paris: La Bonne Press, 86 pp., text in French. Rougier, Louis August Paul. Les Accords Pйtain-Churchill: Histoire d'une Mission Secrиte [The Churchill Petain Agreements: Story of a Secret Mission]. Montreal: Editions Beauchemin, 440 pp.; second edition, in two softbound vols. Also published in Italian.
Suggests that there were secret arrangements between Churchill and the French Vichy government more favorable to Britain than public declarations by London. Sparron, Budy. De Man met de Sigaar [The Man with the Cigar]. Brussels: J. Notez, text in Flemish. Svanstrцm, E. Ragnar. Winston Churchill. Stockholm. Kooperativa fцr Bokfцrlag Vдrlsdpolitikens Dagsfrдgor, 32 pp., text in Swedish. Also published in Danish and Norwegian. The second Swedish biography about Churchill, by the well-known manager of a publishing company, a prolific writer on historical subjects. Thomson, Malcolm. The Life and Times of Winston Churchill. London: Odhams Press, 320 pp., extended editions through 1965 (the latter as Churchill: His Life and Times). A photo-documentary that is also solidly written, by a protйgй of Lord Beaverbrook. One of the early illustrated biographies, with many photos not often seen elsewhere. The first edition boasts color endpapers with a allegorical representation of Churchill's life. Tucker, Ben. Winston Churchill, 1874-1945: His Life in Pictures. London: Sagall Press, 324 pp.; reprinted 1951, extended and revised 1955. A vast trove of photographs printed on good coated paper; one of the better photo-documentaries, for the most part accurately captioned. The first edition was said to be "limited." Unknown. The Right Honourable Winston S. Churchill OM., C.H., M.P.: A Pictorial Cavalcade of His Wonderful Life and Work. London: Pitkin Pictorials; reissued and updated through 1965. A softbound pamphlet full of admiring photos. Though the illustrations were juggled and altered in subsequent editions, in no edition was the text extended beyond 1959. Unknown. Winston Spencer Churchill. Helmond, Netherlands: Uitgave Boekdrukkerij "Helmond", text in Dutch. Vogel-Jшrgensen, Torkild. Winston Churchill: sejrens organisator [Organizer of Victory]. Copenhagen: Povl Branners Forlag, 2 vols., softbound, 616 pp., text in Danish. Also published in Sweden, Norwegian and Finnish.
Vol. I runs from Churchill's birth to 1918, vol. II from 1918 to 1945. Illustrated with black and white photographs, the books were published about two months after the liberation of Denmark, a major undertaking for the publisher. Wжrenskjold, Leif. Winston Churchill. Oslo: Jшorf Engnжs Forlag, 62 pp., text in Norwegian. The proliferation of favorable Norwegian biographies after the war is an indication of the esteem in which he was held there. 1946 Brans, A. B. M. & Cancrinus, E. Winston Churchill Bezoegt: 8 tot en met 13 Mei 1946 Nederland [Visit to the Netherlands, 8 to 13 May 1946]. Leiden, Netherlands: A. W. Sythoff, text in Dutch. Chronicles and depicts Churchill's visit to Holland, where he made a powerful speeches about the need for a united Europe. Hazelzet, Kees. Churchill: De Man die het niet opgaf [The Man Who Did Not Give.] Wageningen, Netherlands: N. V. Gebr. Zomer & Keuning's Uitgeversmij, 64 pp., text in Dutch. A pocket sized hardcover in paper covered illustrated boards, containing tributes following World War II. Hilditch, Neville. In Praise of Churchill. London: Frederick Muller, 62 pp.; reprinted through 1950. A pocket size book of tributes following the war, bound in decorated paper covered boards. James, Ernest W. Winston Churchill: Man of Action. Kobeshi, Japan: no publisher, 18 pp., softbound, text in English and Japanese. Miyata, Mineichi. Winsuton Chchiru. Tokyo: Shingetsusha, 152 pp., text in Japanese. Richter, Ota Hugo. Winston S. Churchill: Vojбk-Stбnнk-Clovйk [Soldier, Statesman, Man]. Prague: Melantrich, text in Czech. Also published in German. Sztбlin, J.V. Churchill, Winston ьr Beszйdйrцl: Beszйlgetйs a Pravda Tudуsнtуjбva [By word of Winston: Talking about the Pravda Correspondent]. Budapest: publisher unstated, text in Hungarian. Not examined, but apparently bylined Stalin; further information wanted.
Unknown. Winston Churchill in ons Midden Zijn Zegetocht Door ons Land [Winston Churchill in our Midst: His triumphal Procession through our Country] 8-13 Mai 1946. Amsterdam: Sheltens & Giltay, [16] pp., softbound, text in Dutch. An illustrated documentary on Churchill's visit to the Netherlands, bound in decorated paper wrappers. 1947 Coote, Colin R. & Batchelor, Denzil, editors. Maxims and Reflections of the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 176 pp.; reprints through 1992. The first book of Churchill quotations, and still a model of the genre. Coote, a friend of Churchill's with a long tenure at London's Daily Telegraph, diligently sought out the most interesting expressions from Churchill's speeches and writings, verifying his citations, arranging them by general categories and adding accompanying notes. This is an authoritative source. Fabre-Luce, Alfred. Le Projet Churchill: Les Йtat-Unis d'Europe [Churchill Project: The United States of Europe]. Paris: privately published, 154 pp., text in French. Builds a case for United Europe around Churchill's speeches on this theme at Zьrich and The Hague. Liljencrantz, Wilhelm. Fredens arkitekt [Freedom's Architect]: Mr. Churchill. Stockholm: Argus, 48 pp., text in Swedish. Meyer, Emil, editor. Mr. Winston Churchill in Bern, Der Besuch Des Ehemaligen Kriegspremier [The Visit of the Former Wartime Prime Minister] von 16 Bis 18 September 1946. Bern, Switzerland: Paul Haupt, 54 pp., softbound, text in German; also published in French. Moltke, Kai. Mr. Churchill's Anden [Other] Front. Copenhagen: Frit Forlag, 168 pp., softbound, text in Danish. A communist polemic arguing that Churchill did not really favor the Second Front in World War II. Rude, Hans. Winston Churchill. Copenhagen, Morton A. Korch Forlag, 236 pp., text in Danish; also published in Norwegian.
1948 Koizumi, Shinz. Dokusho zakki. Tokyo: Bungei Shunj Shinsha, 318 pp., text in Japanese. A guide to reading Churchill. Studnicki, W. An Open Letter from a Polish Political Writer to Mr. Winston Churchill. London: privately published by the author. A critique of Churchill's remarks on Polish aggression toward Czechoslovakia after the Munich agreement. The author is unforgiving, saying that Churchill failed to recognize the Soviets as the real danger. Unknown. Mr. Churchill in Norway. Oslo: Alb. Cammermeyers Forlag, 56 pp., text in Norwegian and English. A photo documentary on Churchill's postwar welcome in Norway, with many unique photographs. The book describes the visit of May 11-14, 1948, when Churchill received an honorary Ph.D. at the University of Oslo. Published in flocked red boards; also a special blue binding for the Olsen Co. of Oslo. 1949 Fabre-Luce, Alfred. La Fumй d'un Cigare [The Smoke of a Cigar]. Paris: L'Йlan, 246 pp., softbound, text in French; Italian edition. Le Grix, Franзois. En Йcoutant Weygand: ou Comment M. Churchill йcrit l'histoire [Listening to Weygand: Or How Mr. Churchill Wrote the Story]. Paris: Nouvelle Йdition Latines, 160 pp., text in French. General Weygand, the Anglophobe commander of the French Army, demanded Churchill send the bulk of Britain's air force to France in 1940 while acknowledging that the battle was lost. After the war he engaged in vigorous correspondence in the French press, insisting that he had been right about everything. Lehnhoff, Franz. Winston Churchill: Englдnder und Europдer [Englishmen and Europeans]. Cologne, Germany: Pick, 392 pp., text in German. Another work taking up Churchill's theme of a united Europe. Unknown.
Churchill's Visit to Norway. Oslo: J. W. Cappelens Forlag, 48 pp., in wrappers, text in English. An illustrated booklet documenting Churchill's May 1948 visit to Norway, including some of his speeches. Unknown. Winston Churchill. Woking, Surrey: The British Workers' Information Bureau, 4 pp., softbound; reprinted December 1949 (no data on original date). 1950 Bast, Jшrgen Christoffer. Churchill i anecdoten [Churchill in Anecdotes]. Copenhagen: Branner oc Korch, 64 pp., softbound, text in Danish. Ginnerup, Jшrgen. Winston Churchill: rids af et portrжt [Outline of a Portrait]. Copenhagen: De Unges Forlag, 124 pp., softbound, text in Danish. Hughes, Emrys. Winston Churchill in War and Peace. Glasgow: Unity Publishing, 240 pp., softbound. Republished 1955 as Winston Churchill: British Bulldog [etc.]. Socialist MP Hughes was a violent political foe, though he and Churchill had a certain personal affection. Hughes criticizes even Churchill's Battle of Britain speeches, makes some telling points. An excellent source on how the Labour Party saw Churchill as domestic leader. Kwasniewski, Tadeus. An Open Letter of a Chicago Waiter to Winston Churchill. Chicago, privately published by the author, 19 pp., softbound. On the half-title: "Let's Face the Truth, Mr. Churchill." Attacks Churchill's critique of Poland's participation in the post-Munich dismemberment of Czechoslovakia in his first volume of World War II memoirs. Unknown. Catalogue of the Published Works of the Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill, O.M., C.H., M.P. London: Conservative Political Centre, 8 pp. Fascinating but incomplete, this work is of minor bibliographic interest. Unknown. Mr. Churchill. London: Conservative Political Centre, 4 pp. "Topic of today number six....Miniature biographies number 1." 1951
Amery, Julian. Churchill: Architect of Peace. London: Conservative Political Centre. "Topic for Today. Popular Series number 27." Lockhart, John Gilbert Winston Churchill. London: Gerald Duckworth, 148 pp. A dextrously written, compact biography covering Churchill's life through 1950, dwelling mainly on Parliament and politicS. Thompson, Ex-Detective Inspector W. H. I Was Churchill's Shadow. London: Christopher Johnson, 200 pp., five printings through 1959, also published in French and German. A generally reliable inside account by Churchill's bodyguard in the 1920s, who was recalled by WSC in World War II; the best of Thompson's books on guarding Churchill and other luminaries such as Lloyd George. Unknown. Kшbenhavns Universitets Promotionfest [Promotion Event] den 10. Oktober 1950 for Englands Premierminister under den Anden Verdenskrig [Second World War], Winston S. Churchill. Copenhagen: Ugdivet af Universitets Rektor, text in Danish, speeches in English. Description of Churchill's visit to Denmark in October 1950 and his receiving an honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy. 1952 Campini, Dino. Mussolini Churchill: i Carteggi [the Correspondence]. Milan: Editrice Italpress, 236 pp., text in Italian. A recurrent fantasy is over a series of letters supposedly exchanged by Churchill and Mussolini, in which WSC is alleged to have offered Italy concessions to drop out of the war--after Italy had already joined the fight on the side of the Axis. The letters were since exposed as forgeries. Dubois, Pierre Hubert. Winston Churchill. Baarn, Netherlands: Hollandia, 70 pp., text in Dutch. Mohamed, Hеjinah B. Maisha ya [Life of] Winston Churchill. Nairobi, Kenya: East African Literature Bureau, text in Swahili. Taylor, Robert Lewis.
Winston Churchill: An Informal Study of Greatness. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 434 pp.; reprints through 1961; retitled The Amazing Mr. Churchill, 1962. Translations: Norwegian, Swedish, German, Spanish and Hebrew. Outwardly bearing every sign of a postwar potboiler, this is actually an absorbing anecdotal biography in which Taylor found and quoted people who knew Churchill as far back as the Boer War. Though hampered by the lack of footnotes, index and bibliography, it offers many unique sources. Versteeg, Cor. Churchill. Horn, Netherlands: V.-M. `West-Friesland', text in Dutch. 1953 Cowles, Virginia. Winston Churchill: The Era And The Man. London: Hamish Hamilton, New York: Harper & Bros., 376 pp.; reprinted 1956. Translations: German, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish. Cowles recounts her personal experiences with Churchill and interviews many who knew him as early as the Boer War. Comparatively little attention to the Second World War period, but a detailed biography from birth to the "Wilderness Years." Eade, Charles, editor. Churchill: By His Contemporaries. London: Hutchinson, 528 pp.; reprints through 1955, 462 pp. Translations: French, Swedish. Contributors: Lord Altrincham: "Churchill in International Affairs." R. Arnison: "Churchill the Candidate." Sir Norman Birkett: "Churchill the Orator." Prof. Thomas Bodkin: "Churchill the Artist." Colllin Brooks: "Churchill the Conversationalist." Ivor Brown: "Churchill the Master of Words." Colin Coote: "Churchill the Journalist." Richard Dimbleby: "Churchill the Broadcaster." Charles Eade: Introduction. Guy Eden: "Churchill in High Office." Dwight D. Eisenhower: "Churchill as an Ally in War." Sir Ian Fraser: "Churchill and the Ex-Servicemen." Geoffrey Gilbey: "Churchill and Racing." A.P. Herbert: "Churchill's Humour." Adolf Hitler: "Churchill the Hated Enemy." Beric Holt: "Churchill the Editor." Leslie HoreBelisha: "How Churchill Influences and Persuades." George Isaacs: "Churchill and the Trade Unions." Sir William James: "Churchill and the Navy." Dr. C.E.M. Joad: "Churchill the Philosopher." Sir Philip Joubert de la Fertй: "Churchill the Airman." A.M. Low: "Churchill and Science." Sir Compton Mackenzie: "Churchill the Novelist." Sir Giffard Martel: "Churchill and Russia." H.G. Martin: "Churchill and the Army." Malcolm Muggeridge: "Churchill the Biographer and Historian." G. Ward Price: "Churchill the War Correspondent." Paul M. Reynaud: "Churchill and France." Eleanor Roosevelt: "Churchill as a Guest." A.L. Rowse: "The SummingUp: Churchill's Place in History." G. Bernard Shaw: "Churchill the Man of Talent." Emanuel Shinwell: "Churchill as a Political Opponent." Viscount Simon: "Churchill as a Liberal." G.W. Stevens: "The Youngest Man in Europe." Mary Thompson:
"Secretary to Churchill." Walter H. Thompson: "Guarding Churchill." G.P. Thomson: "Churchill and the Censorship." Earl Winterton: "Churchill the Parliamentarian." Sir Gerald Woods: "Churchill at Harrow." Sir Evelyn Wrench: "Churchill and the Empire." Though inevitably uneven, this is a remarkable compendium, the first of its kind, of contemporary comments pro and con by friends, enemies, rivals, and family on many aspects of Churchill's character and career. Balanced and comprehensive, still an essential text. Stewart, Herbert Leslie. Winged Words: Sir Winston as Writer and Speaker. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 114 pp.; reprinted, London and New York, 1954. Considers Churchill's literary corpus--books, articles and speeches. A handy book of some interest to bibliophiles; equally a rambling, sermonizing work which only occasionally focuses on its primary subject. Stojiljkoviвc, Dragan. Nagib, Cerйcil, Mosadik, Makarti [Neguib, Churchill, Mossadegh, McCarthy]. Sarajevo, Jugoslavia: Omladinska rijeйc, 96 pp., text in Serbo-Croat. An interesting juxtaposition of Churchill with Middle Eastern leaders including the Iranian premier Mossadegh, overthrown by the West in favor of the Shah in 1953. Thompson, Ex-Detective Inspector W. H. Sixty Minutes with Winston Churchill. London: Christopher Johnson, 92 pp.; reprinted 1957, 1964. A collection of anecdotes by Churchill's longest-serving bodyguard; at 92 pages it is quickly read in a few hours. 1954 Coote, Colin R. Sir Winston Churchill: A Self Portrait. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 304 pp. A Churchill Reader: The Wit and Wisdom of Sir Winston Churchill. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 414 pp. The final evolution of Coote's classic Maxims and Reflections (1947), organized under headings: Himself, Likes, Dislikes, Russia, War, Britain, Monarchy, Foreigners, America, Politics, English & Human Conduct. The American edition is printed on larger type and much better paper. "Fieldfare" [Percy Fearon]. Poy's Churchill. London: Argus Press, 66 pp., softbound. A short but interesting cartoon biography by the newspaper artist, with fifty cartoons by the author and a sprightly text. Gatti, Armand et Joffroy, Pierre.
La Vie De Churchill [The Life of Churchill]. Paris: Йditions du Seuil, softbound; reprinted 1961. Text in French. Ingram, Bruce. An Eightieth Year Tribute to Winston Churchill: Statesman, Historian, Sportsman, Soldier and Orator. London: The Illustrated London News and Sketch, 62 pp. A special edition of the famous weekly, published as a book, bound in decorated heavy red card wrappers, profusely illustrated with large-scale photos in color and many sketches. Very rare is a limited edition hardbound in halfleather, with extra color plates tipped in. Marchant, Sir James, editor. Winston Spencer Churchill: Servant of Crown and Commonwealth. London: Cassell, 172 pp. Translation: Swedish. Contributors: Aga Khan: "The Sportsman." Leo Amery: "Two Great War Leaders." Clement Attlee: "Across the House." Bernard Baruch: "A Birthday Letter." Violet Bonham Carter: "Winston Churchill--As I Know Him." Viscount Cecil: "The Man of Peace." Colin Coote: "The Politician." Anthony Eden: "Epilogue." Lord Fraser: "Churchill and the Navy." Sir Alan Herbert: "The Master of Words." Sir Arthur MacNalty: "The Churchill Heritage." Robert Menzies: "Churchill and the Commonwealth." Gilbert Murray: "Prologue." Viscount Norwich: "To W.S.C." Sir John Rothenstein: "The Artist." Viscount Samuel: "The Campbell-Bannerman-Asquith Government." Viscount Simon: "Churchill's Use of English Speech." Sir Charles Webster: "Chronicler." A superb collection of twenty tributes from friends and colleagues on Churchill's 80th birthday. Dust jackets contain tear-out birthday card which the reader could mail to Churchill. Moorehead, Alan. Winston Churchill: in Trial and Triumph. Boston: Houghton Mifflin; reprinted 1955. Translation: French. A brief life by the Gallipoli historian, with balanced criticism. Neilson, Francis. The Churchill Legend. Appleton, WI: C. C. Nelson Publishing Co., 470 pp.; reprinted as The Churchill Legend: Churchill as Fraud, Fakir and Warmonger. Brooklyn: Revisionist Press, 1979. One of the first postwar attack books, by a radical who claimed to have known Churchill from early in the century. The author has nothing good to say, but his invective disrupts his logic. Dominated by a turgid critique of Churchill's war memoirs. Paзo D'Arcos, Joaquim. Churchill o estadista e o escritor [the Statesman and Writer]. Lisbon: Editorial Imperio, 32 pp., softbound. Lisbon: British Institute, 1955. Texts in Portuguese. Translation: English, 1957.
Royo Villanova y Morales, Ricardo. Les Enfermedad de Churchill: Divisiones Mйdico-Politicas [Churchill's Disease: Medical-Political Divisons]. Madrid: Marbбn, 160 pp., text in Spanish. Stevns, Arne, editor. Winston S. Churchill: Ord Paa Vejen [Words on the Way]. Copenhagen: Hasselbalchs, 68 pp., text in Danish. New edition, 1955. "Hasselbalchs Kultur-Biblotek" library. A small book of quotes in the style of Coote's Maxims and Reflections, including Churchill on himself, other people, politics and parties, foreign affairs, war, humor and philosophy, with an erudite foreword by the editor. Stewart, Herbert L. Sir Winston Churchill as Writer and Speaker. New York: Bouregy, London: Sidgwick, 162 pp. An early attempt at examining Churchill's literary and oratory talents. Tsunoda, Jun. Chchiru no "Daidmei" seisaku to Teheran kaidan: Dainji Sekai Taisen ni okeru seisen ry^-oryaku no ichiksatu [Churchill's "Grand Alliance" policy and the Teheran conference]. Tokyo: Former Defense Agency, 128 pp., text in Japanese. Unknown. Canada's Tribute to Sir Winston Churchill. Toronto: Canadian Club of Toronto. Proceedings at the Royal Hotel, Toronto, November 29, 1954. Unknown. Churchill de Man van het V-teken [the Man with the V-sign]. Antwerp: De Goudvink, 252 pp., text in Dutch. Willans, Geoffrey and Roetter, Charles. The Wit of Winston Churchill. London: Max Parrish; reprinted 1955. A collection of Parliamentary ripostes by Churchill at Question Time including, significantly, his Labour foes, Bevan and Shinwell. 1955 Churchill, Randolph S. & Gernsheim, Helmut, editors. Churchill: His Life in Photographs. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, New York: Rinehart, 220 pp.; reprinted 1955. Translations: Danish, Swedish. A large-scale big photo-documentary with over 400 illustrations, all accurately captioned by Randolph Churchill, working with the photographer Helmut Gernsheim. A limited (3000) edition was bound in full red morocco with a
facsimile signature of WSC on the front cover; some of these contain faked Churchill signatures on half-titles or title pages. Except for a tipped-in leaf describing the edition, it is internally identical to the trade edition. Ferrier, Neil, editor. Churchill: The Man of the Century. A Pictorial Biography. London: L. T. A. Robinson, 96 pp.; reprinted 1955, revised 1965. A thin but workmanlike photo documentary taking the story to the end of Churchill's peacetime premiership. The 1965 edition adds an "Appreciation" but deletes many original photos while adding photos of the state funeral. Humble Scot, A. C Cuts and Comments: A Set of Linocuts with Appropriate Comments Illustrating Some of the Activities of the Prime Minister during the Period 1948-1954. Edinburgh: Home Press. Marsh, John. The Young Winston Churchill. London: Evans Brothers, 216 pp.; reprinted through 1973. A juvenile illustrated with cartoons, containing a fine foreword by Leo Amery. The dust jacket of the hardbound first edition depicts Young Winston in his 4th Hussars uniform. Pegler, Dilys. Winston Churchill. Bad Dьrkheim, Germany: Beacon Verlag, English edition with notes for language students, 1961. Siцsteen, Bengt. Glimtar ur Winston Churchills Liv [Glimpses of Winston Churchill's Life]. Stockholm: Skoglund, 104 pp., text in Swedish. Written in connection with a series of radio broadcasts on Swedish radio. Thompson, Inspector Walter H. Assignment: Churchill. New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, 310 pp.; reprinted 1955, 1961. Translation: Norwegian. A chatty sequel to the author's I Was Churchill's Shadow. Urquhart, Fred, compiler. WSC: A Cartoon Biography. London: Cassell, 242 pp. Published to mark Churchill's 80th birthday, this is still the standard work on Churchill political cartoons. Sources run from Nazi to Tory, Liberal to Bolshevik, tracing Churchill's entire career from youthful war correspondent to postwar Prime Minister. Explanatory notes by the editor place each illustration in context and credit the artist and publication. 1956
Bibesco, Princess Marthe Lucie. Churchill: Ou, le Courage [or, Courage]. Paris: Йeditions Albin Michel, 246 pp., text in French. Translated into English as Sir Winston Churchill : Master of Courage. London: Robert Hale, 1957; New York: John Day, 1959. Translations: Japanese, Swedish. A cousin by marriage to Elizabeth Asquith, the daughter of Prime Minister H.H. Asquith, the author first met Churchill in 1914. She relates examples of his courage from childhood through resignation as PM in 1955. The English edition contains a chapter not in the french edition, and the French softbound contains three chapters not in the English edition. A detached, admiring view. Chastenet, Jacques. Winston Churchill et L'Angleterre du XXe Siиcle [England of the 20th Century]. Paris: Arthиme Fayar, 584 pp., softbound; revised, 1956. Translations: Spanish, Italian. Connell, John. Winston Churchill. London: Longmans Green for the British Council and National Book League, 44 pp.; revised edition 1965. "Writers and Their Work" series. A much sought-after booklet on Churchill as author, with a bibliography of his books. Czarnomski, F. B., editor. The Wisdom of Winston Churchill: Being a Selection of Aphorisms, Reflections, Precepts, Maxims. Epigrams, Paradoxes and Opinions from His Parliamentary and Public Speeches, 1900-1955. London: George Allen & Unwin, 428 pp. An excellent quotations book, mainly distilled from his speeches, carefully attributed and arranged alphabetically by subject, plus a useful chronology of WSC's life and book list. The introduction is a memorable piece of writing on Churchill's continuing importance. Rabinowicz, Oskar K. Winston Churchill on Jewish Problems: A Half Century Survey. New York & London: Thomas Yoseloff, 232 pp.; reprints through 1974. The first specialized work on Churchill and the Jews is a well-written, proChurchill account using mainly WSC's own words to demonstrate his support for Zionism in Palestine and attempts to combat the Holocaust in World War II. Tabori, Paul. Bei Whisky und Zigarre [With Whisky and Cigar]. Zьrich: Diogenes Verlag, 64 pp., text in German. Wibberley, Leonard. The Life of Winston Churchill. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 248 pp.; reprints through 1965.
The first of numerous juvenile books published around this time, when Churchill had resigned as PM; includes excellent illustrations. 1957 Andrews, Charles Titus. Senior Statesman with a Future: A Discussion of Sir Winston Churchill's Endeavours for European Union, American-British Alliance and World Peace. Belmont, Mass.: privately published by the author, 28 pp.; revised 1957. Broad, Lewis. The Adventures of Sir Winston Churchill: Presented as an Adventure Story. London: Hutchinson Authors Arrow Books, softbound; reprinted 1963. An early biographer reduces the story to its essentials for young people. Colonial Williamsburg, Trustees of. Proceedings of the Presentation of the Williamsburg Award by the Trustees of Colonial Williamsburg to the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill at Draper's Hall, London, December 7, 1955. Williamsburg, Va.: Colonial Williamsburg, 48 pp. Text of the presentation of the first "Town Crier's bell, symbol of the people's vigil," to Churchill "for services on behalf of freedom"; includes the presentation speech with WSC's response and illustrations, some in color. Czarnomski, F. B., editor. The Eloquence of Winston Churchill. New York: New American Library, 200 pp., softbound. Differs from the more familiar Wisdom of Winston Churchill (1956), arranging quotes by general subject, with a good index. Useful but less comprehensive than the editor's earlier work. De Mendelssohn, Peter. Churchill sein Weg und seine Welt [Churchill: His Way and His World]. Freiburg im Breisgau: H. Klemm, text in German. First appearance of Churchill material by the eminent German author (see following entry). De Mendelssohn, Peter. Erbe und Abenteuer: Der Junge Winston Churchill [Heritage and Adventure: The Boy Winston Churchill] 1874-1914. Freiburg im Breisgau: H. Klemm, text in German. Advance text leading to the author's 1961 English language account of Churchill's first 40 years. Feis, Herbert.
Churchill - Roosevelt - Stalin: The War They Waged and the Peace They Sought. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press and London: Oxford University Press, 692 pp.; reprints through 1974. Translation: Russian, 2003. A balanced account of the varying objectives of the Big Three in their wartime alliance. The author offers malice toward none and charity toward all. Higgins, Trumbull. Winston Churchill and the Second Front, 1940-1943. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 282 pp.; reprinted 1974. A brilliantly written critique, still cited in many modern studies, concludes that Churchill's concentration on the Mediterranean and foot-dragging on an invasion across France was the result of "colonial" thinking and a desire to minimize British casualties. Malkus, Alida Sims. The Story of Winston Churchill. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 182 pp.; reprinted 1965. Translation: Norwegian. A well-illustrated juvenile work for ages 8-12. Norris, A. G. S. A Very Great Soul. Edinburgh: International Publishing. "A biographical study based on 15 years of research, includes detailed astrology chart." An odd book purporting to measure Churchill's life as influenced by the stars and planets, and said to be "tested against tabulated scientific data." 1958 Bocca, Geoffrey. The Adventurous Life of Winston Churchill. New York: Julian Messner and Toronto: Avon. Translation: German. One the best of its genre, this biography for young people is profusely illustrated, with David Low's charming 80th birthday cartoon decorating the endpapers. Booth, Arthur H. The True Book about Sir Winston Churchill. London: Frederick Muller, 144 pp.; reprinted and revised, 1964, 1965. Another admiring juvenile work. De Muynck, Gust & Connell, John. Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill: Redevoeringen [Speeches] 1938-1945. Gravenhage, Netherlands: Uitgeverij Heideland-Hasselt, text in Dutch. Farmer, Bernard J. A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill. London: privately published by the author, mimeographed and stapled in dull green wrappers.
The first serious bibliography of Churchill's works, this pioneering study is much in demand, though it is incomplete and commits many errors, the worst of which is assigning a title to Churchill that he never wrote: "The Risings on the North West Frontier." Makins, Clifford, narrator. The Happy Warrior: The Life of Sir Winston Churchill in Picture Strip. London: Hulton Press. Revised edition: High Command: The Stories of Winston Churchill and General Montgomery. Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands: Dragon's Dream, B.V. in conjunction with I.P.C. Magazines, 1981. New edition with modern commentary by Winston Churchill and Richard Langworth, Levenger Press, 2008 A juvenile done in comic strip style. McGowan, Norman. My Years with Churchill. London: Souvenir Press, New York: British Book Centre, 168 pp.; reprints through 1965. Translation: French. No man is a hero to his valet, except apparently Sir Winston. An inside account by the only personal servant who wrote of his experiences. Author's name is misspelled "MacGowan" on some dust jackets, on the softbound's title page and on the French edition. Nel, Elizabeth. Mr. Churchill's Secretary. London: Hodder & Stoughton and New York: Coward McCann, 188 pp.; reprints through 1961. Translations: Dutch, Norwegian. Reissued as Winston Churchill by His Personal Secretary, 2007. A charming and readable account of working for Churchill during 1941-45, by a secretary who accompanied him to Washington, aboard warships and to summit meetings. Prime testimony on why Churchill's staff forgave his eccentricities and remained devoted to him through trying times. Tsurumi, Yеusuke. Winsuton Chchiru. Tokyo: Dainihon' Ybenka Kdansha, 292 pp.; revised 1965; text in Japanese. Unknown. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings by the Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Churchill. Kansas City, MO.: Hallmark Cards, 48 pp., softbound; a limited number were also issued hardbound. Souvenir catalogue of the first exhibition of Churchill's paintings in North America, containing original material about Churchill: Foreword by Dwight D. Eisenhower, comments by Alfred Frankfurter. A Canadian edition substitutes a foreword by Mackenzie King. 1959 Birket-Smith, Kjeld.
Winston Churchill. Copenhagen: Dansk Bibliografisk Kontor and Gyldendal, Faglig Lжsning. Text in Danish. Green, David. Sir Winston Churchill at Blenheim Palace. Oxford: Alden; reprints through 1973. Specialized and illustrated account of Churchill's experiences at Blenheim from birth through marriage and beyond Ishikawa, Kin'chi. Chchiru. Tokyo: Nihon shob, 326 pp., text in Japanese. Miller, H. Tatlock & Sainthill, Loudon. Churchill: The Walk with Destiny. London: Hutchinson; New York: Macmillan, 254 pp. An impressive coffee table tome with hundreds of large format black and white photographs. 1960 Broad, Lewis. The War that Churchill Waged. London: Hutchinson, 472 pp. By Churchill's most faithful early biographer, this book was published to answer Alanbrooke's charges in his memoirs, The Turn of the Tide (1959) that Churchill was meddlesome, vexatious and domineering. Special emphasis on the divisions between Churchill and Roosevelt over policy toward the Soviets. Carrington, Norman T. Winston Churchill: My Early Life. Bath, Somerset: James Brodie, 72 pp. softbound. "Notes on Chosen English Texts" series. A reading and study guide for advanced students who have been assigned to read My Early Life. Includes background notes, glossary of terms, questions for study on each chapter. Coolidge, Olivia. Winston Churchill and the Story of Two World Wars. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 278 pp. Translation: Dutch. A good appreciation, not without errors, written by a sometime Labour foe who admired Churchill's "supreme character for a crisis." Hisa, Tomoka. Chchiru Monogatari. Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten, 336 pp., text in Japanese. A complete biography. Moorehead, Alan.
Churchill: A Pictorial Biography. London: Thames & Hudson; New York: Viking Press, 144 pp. Reissued as Churchill and His World, London, 1961, extended editions 1965, 1969. Translations: Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish. The author of Gallipoli weaves cartoons, manuscripts, numerous uncommon photos into this excellent little documentary. Yamanoue, Shotar. Winsuton Chchiru: futatsu no sekai senso [Churchill: The Two World Wars], Tokyo: Seibundo Shinkosha, 20 pp., text in Japanese. 1961 Black, Edgar. Sir Winston Churchill: The Compelling Life Story of One of the Towering Figures of the 20th Century. Derby, Ct.: Monarch Books, 298 pp. softbound. Published only in softbound form; a scarce, readable biography. De Mendelssohn, Peter. The Age of Churchill, vol. 1, Heritage and Adventure 1874-1911. London: Thames & Hudson; New York: Alfred Knopf, 626 pp. Two more volumes were planned, but never published. An excellent biography. Contains many stimulating comments on Churchill's writings. Gudme, Sten. Winston Churchill. Copenhagen: Stig Vendelkжrs Forlag, 142 pp., text in Danish. The author, a newspaper editor who supported the Danish liberation movement, lived in London and met Churchill during World War II. Vicuсia, Alejandro. Winston Churchill a travйs de sus Memorias [through His Memoirs]. Santiago, Chile: Editorial Universidad Catфlica, 398 pp., text in Spanish. Unknown. Churchill el Inmortal. Mexico: Editorial Argumentos, 32 pp., text in Spanish. Presents Churchill's life in cartoons. 1962 Clark, Ronald W. Sir Winston Churchill. London: Phoenix House; New York, Roy Publishers, 128 pp. Juvenile. D'Aroma, Nino.
Churchill E Mussolini. Rome: Centro Editoriale, Nazionale Divulgazioni Umanistiche Sociologiche Storiche, text in Italian. Another volume purporting to reveal the alleged Churchill-Mussolini letters. Farrell, Alan. Sir Winston Churchill. London: Faber & Faber; New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 142 and 158 pp. Juvenile. A clear and lively account with emphasis on the World Wars. Harrity, Richard & Martin, Ralph G. Churchill: Man of the Century. New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 248 pp. A slickly produced photo-documentary with many unique images, but the captioning is not always reliable. Le Vien, Jack & Lord, John. Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years. London: George G. Harrap; New York: Bernard Geis Associates, 412 pp. Book of the Month Club edition 1962. Published to follow up the television series of the same name, produced by Jack Le Vien, a longtime admirer. The London edition is unique, being a coffee table book replete with photographs; the American editions are ordinary octavo size, illustrated mainly with maps and plans. Texts are identical although some chapter titles vary. Sims, Victor, editor. Churchill the Great: The Best Stories. London: The Daily Mirror Newspaper, 112 pp. softbound. PA novel approach: anecdotes about Churchill told by "ordinary people"; some may be apocryphal. Staub, Herbert Ulrich. Sir Winston S. Churchill: Versuch eines Portraits [Attempt at a Portrait]. Winterthur: P.G. Keller, 306 pp., text in German. Webb, J. E. Churchill: Saviour or Wrecker? Brookvale, Sydney, N.S.W.: Prior Press, 88 pp. Not reviewed; readers' comments are most welcome. 1963 Desai, Vasanta Santarama. Vinstana Carcila. Bombay: R.A. Maramkar, text in Mahrati. Higgins, Trumbull.
Winston Churchill and the Dardanelles. New York: Macmillan; London: Heinemann, 308 pp.; reprinted 1977. The author's second work on Churchill examines his role in the Gallipoli fiasco--a critical work worth reading, well researched with extensive footnotes. Maurois, Andrй, et al. Churchill. Malakoff Seine: Miroir de l'Histoire, softbound, text in French. Contributors: Aga Khan: "L'Homme de Cheval." Lord Alanbrooke: "Devant Staline." Pierre Bourdan: "Un Grand Gentilhomme d'Aventure." Jacques Chastenet: "Le Soleil se Couchй." Alfred Duff Cooper: "Avec de Gaulle." Dwight Eisenhower: "Avec Roosevelt." Field Marshal Juin: "Le Churchill que J'ai Connu." Andrй Maurois: "Le Monstre Sacrй." Marguerite-Yerta Mйlйra: "Le Romancier d'un Seul Roman." Bernard Montgomery: "Il Conduit la Guerre....Je le Fais." Alan Moorehead: "Prophйte dans le Dйsert." Paul Reynaud: "Churchill et la France." Eleanor Roosevelt: "L'Hфte de la Maison Blanche." Louis Rougier: "Lйs Negociations de Londres." G.M. Tracy: "La Legende de Churchill." Commandant Vulliez: "Le Chef de l'Amirautй." Certain of these essays appear to have been reprinted from Churchill by His Contemporaries (1953). Nathan, Adele Gutman. Churchill's England. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Not a travelogue, as the title implies, but a very good, semi-juvenile pictorial with interesting black and white photographs. Pawle, Gerald. The War and Colonel Warden. London: George G. Harrap; New York: Alfred Knopf, 422 pp.; reprints through 1974. Translations: Danish, Dutch, French. Although based heavily on the diaries of Churchill's naval aid Cdr. "Tommy" Tompkins, the text includes interviews with more than 60 people who had close contact with the Churchill, "Col. Warden," his code name on many travels in World War II. Reynolds, Quentin. Winston Churchill: The Courageous Adventurer, the Rebellious Politician, the Inspiring War Leader. New York: Random House, 184 pp. British edition, All about Winston Churchill, 1964. Translations: French, Italian, Swedish. A well-written juvenile. Smith, Norman David. Winston Churchill. London: Methuen; New York: Roy Publishers, 108 pp. Translation: Swedish. A handsomely produced juvenile, issued shortly before Churchill's death, ably recounts the saga. Staub, Robert and Gudenus, Johann B.
Der Letzte von Omdurman: Winston Churchill und die Pferde [The Last of Omdurman: Winston Churchill and the Horses]. Pfдffikon-Zьrich: Schweizer Kavallerist, 128 pp., text in German. Not reviewed; information is welcome. Thompson, R. W. The Yankee Marlborough. London: George Allen & Unwin; Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 364 pp. Translation: French. A critique perhaps overly based on recollections of Churchill's rueful exfriend Desmond Morton, who was dropped by WSC and never got over it. Thompson contends that WSC's American blood gave him energy, his British blood romance, but Kirkus Reviews dissented: "That Churchill is egocentric is not a new charge, but that his was a narcissism so complete that the only person capable of interrupting his self-adoration was his Nanny is a charge repeated and examined at ridiculous length. Churchill is not supposed to have ever felt true friendship, all others in his life existed to be used, etc. The author was evidently fascinated by, rather than admiring of, the man on whom he took notes for years. As a personality portrait, this is sketchy--even naпve--guesswork. As a biography of the public man, it is a denigration." Woods, Frederick. A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Winston Churchill, K.G. O.M. C.H. M.P. London: Nicholas Vane, 340 pp.; revised 1969, 1975, expanded reissue 1979. The first serious bibliography, this work discovered numerous titles not even remembered by Churchill or his family, but was eclipsed in 2006 by Ronald Cohen's majestic trio of volumes. The first edition suffered from a surfeit of detail errors, particularly in descriptions of American editions; many were corrected in the revised editions. Wrinch, Pamela N. The Military Strategy of Winston Churchill. Boston: Dept. of Government, Boston University Press, 164 pp. A published dissertation arguing that Churchill pursued the same strategy in both world wars, namely, the "back door" approach through the Mediterranean: the Dardanelles in WW I and Greece and Italy in WW II. 1964 Bauwens, Jan. Winston Churchill. Antwerp: Uitgeberij de Goudvink, text in Flemish. Berlin, Isaiah. Mr. Churchill in 1940. London: John Murray (standard and deluxe bindings); Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 38 pp.
An eloquent discussion of the role of the past in Churchill's outlook and a comparison and contrast with Roosevelt. Many critics hold this famous essay the finest single piece written about Churchill, while others call it contrived and verbose. Bromage, Mary C. Churchill and Ireland. South Bend, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 222 pp. The first study of Churchill's bittersweet experiences in Ireland and with the Irish. Covers everything from his earliest years in Dublin through the Irish revolt in World War I, his efforts in drafting the Irish Treaty in 1921, and the problem of Eire's neutrality in WW II. Well indexed and comprehensive, but alas now difficult to find. Bruce, George. Churchill: A Life in Pictures. Winston Churchill 1874-1965: Honorary Citizen of the United States of America. London: Mayflower Books, 1964, New York: Dell, 1965, softbound A large magazine format photo documentary with many interesting illustrations; one of the numerous memorial souvenirs published in the wake of Churchill's death. Gollin, Alfred M. From Omdurman to V.E. Day: The Life Span of Sir Winston Churchill. London: Blond Educational. Juvenile. Hastings. Robert Pusey. Winston S. Churchill from "Naughtiest Small Boy" to "Child of the House of Commons." Los Angeles: privately published, 22 pp. An address by the author delivered to the Sunset Club in Los Angeles, March 25, 1964. Le Vien, Jack and Lewis, Peter. The Finest Hours: The Churchill Story in Words and Pictures Based on the Great Film Triumph. London: George Harrap, 156 pp.; softbound, 1964. Derived from the Jack Le Vien's film by the same title. Silberschmidt, Max. Winston S. Churchill: Leader der Freien Welt [Leader of the Free World]. Zьrich: Schweizer Monatshefte, 24 pp., text in German. Sykes, Adam and Sproat, Iain, compilers. The Wit of Sir Winston. London: Leslie Frewin, 94 pp.; reprinted 1970. Translation: Danish. A useful collection of quips and photos, chapters including war, politics, family, "the wit of abuse" and "on eating, drinking and smoking."
Tickell, Jerrard. Ascalon: The Story of Winston Churchill's Wartime Flights from 1943-1945 and Based on the Records of Group Captain John Mitchell. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 128 pp.; softbound; reprinted 2013 as Churchill's Flights, Endeavor Press, Kindle. softbound This is the story of Churchill's wartime flights to visit the front in Africa and Stalin in Moscow in the DC3 named "Ascalon." The journeys would have taxed a younger man, let alone an aging statesman. Very good, gripping and humorous stuff. Unknown. Winston Churchill: Man of Our Time. Morristown, N.J.: Silver Burdett/Time and Life, 4 pp leaflet containing 25 plates. 1965 Adler, Bill, editor. The Churchill Wit. New York: Coward-McCann, 1965, 86 pp. A thin quote book with many photographs; quotes are arranged by subject: politics, the man, the war (World War II), and America. Amйry, Jean. Winston S. Churchill: Un Siиcle D'Histoire [A Century of History]. Lausanne: Йditions Rencontre, 200 pp., text in French. Translation: German. Bonham Carter, Violet. Winston Churchill As I Knew Him. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode & Collins, 496 pp. Winston Churchill: An Intimate Portrait. New York: Harcourt Brace & World, 414 pp.; reprinted 1965, 1995. Translations: Danish, Finnish, Swedish. Despite Churchill's ups and downs with Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, his daughter Violet (later Violet Bonham-Carter) remained devoted to him from the early 1900s and knew him like few others. Her remembrances comprise a modern classic, beautifully written with many perceptive observations; unfortunately, they end in 1914. Brennand, Frank. Winston S. Churchill. London: New English Library, 192 pp.; reprinted 1972 as The Young Churchill. Published only in softbound. Contains novel line-art illustrations and a passable brief biography. Cawthorne, Graham. The Churchill Legend: An Anthology. London: Cleaver-Hume Press, 124 pp. softbound.
Not so much about the legend but on how it grew: a companion volume to the many collections of Churchill's own quotes, this work collects anecdotes about him by others, arranged by general topic. Country Beautiful, editors of. A Man of Destiny. Waukesha, Wis.: Country Beautiful Foundation/Encyclopedia Enterprises, 96 pp.; reprinted 1966. Folio size, profusely illustrated in color and black and white, with an anthology from his writings and speeches, tributes on his death and full text of Painting as a Pastime. Sometimes found slipcased with another Country Beautiful volume dealing with John F. Kennedy. Daetwyler, Hans W. In Memoriam: Winston Churchill. Zьrich: Rцmerhof Verlag, 32 pp., text in German. Daily Mail, staff of. Churchill: A Souvenir of His Life in Pictures. London, Associated Newspapers Ltd., 52 pp., softbound. Contains "Churchill, Man of Destiny: A Tribute" by F.G. Prince-White. Dilks, David. Sir Winston Churchill. London: Hamish Hamilton, 94 pp. First work on Churchill by the author, who was still researching, speaking and writing about WSC fifty years later. Eisenhower, Dwight D. Sir Winston Churchill: Champion of Freedom. New York: George Sas at Marble Hill Press, [6 pp]. Tribute to Winston Churchill. Stamford, Conn.: Overbrook Press. A speech delivered during Churchill's state funeral at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, January 30, 1965. Limited edition of 200; softbound. Elliot, Ronald, editor. The Valiant Man: The State Funeral January 30 1965. London: Independent Television Companies Association, 36 pp. softbound. Still photographs from ITV's coverage of Churchill's funeral. Ernst, Alfred. Churchill-Gedenkfeier Veranstaltet am [Memorial Service held on] 21 Juni 1965. Basel: Helbing & Lichtenhahn, 18 pp., text in German. Godinho, Padre. "Sir" Winston Spencer Churchill Discurso proferido pelo Deputado Padre Godinho: em nome da Maioria na sessao de 10 de fevereiro de 1965 [Speech of
Father Godinho to the Brazilian Congress]. Sao Paulo: Congresso Nacional, Camera dos Deputados, 12 pp., text in Portuguese. Graebner, Walter. My Dear Mr. Churchill. Boston: Houghton Mifflin; London: Michael Joseph, 128 pp. Translations: German, Finnish, Norwegian. An excellent inside account by Churchill's Life editor during the magazine's serialization of his war memoirs. Graebner, a close observer at Chartwell in the late 1940s and early 1950s, provides a valuable account of Churchill as writer and country squire. Graham, Alexander J. P. The Capture and Escape of Winston Churchill during the South African War. Salisbury, Rhodesia: Edinburgh Press, 16 pp. softbound. An elusive account of the adventures Churchill himself described in his books, London to Ladysmith via Pretoria and My Early Life. Grunwald, Henry Anatole, editor. Churchill: The Life Triumphant. New York: American Heritage Publishing Co., 144 pp. Translations: Dutch, German. One of the more comprehensive memorial books, laden with color and black and white photos, quotes from speeches, Parliamentary repartee, Churchill paintings, with the connecting paragraphs by Time-Life editor Henry Grunwald, an admirer of Churchill's since the war years. With laminated color covers, it was sold with and without dust jackets. Haller, Adolf. Der Mann Unseres Jahrhunderts [Man of Our Century] Das Leben Winston Churchills der Jungen Generation Erzдhlt [WC's Life Informs the Young Generation]. Aarau, Switzerland and Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany: Sauerlдnder, 347 pp. Juvenile. House, Jack, introduction. Winston Churchill: His Wit and Wisdom. London and Glasgow: Collins, 128 pp. Numerous reprints. "A record of some of his sayings and writings," with chapters on Inspiration, A Soldier's Life, Famous Men, Politics, Peace, America, the two World Wars and their interregnum Includes "Churchillisms," and "Life and Death." Commonly seen in gift shops, long in print. Howells, Roy. Simply Churchill. London: Robert Hale. Churchill's Last Years. New York: David McKay, 214 pp.; reprinted.
The author was Churchill's male nurse in his declining years. He offers a light account, shedding little light on Churchill's medical history. The English edition is the only one with photographs; texts are identical. James, Alfred, compiler. Churchill's Letters to "The Times" 1900 to 1964. Wahroonga, NSW, Australia: Privately published limited edition of 125 copies; reprinted 1997, 49 pp. Includes an obituary, "The Prophet Lives" by Francis James and the obituary printed by The Times, January 25, 1965. This work reproduces the text of three dozen letters Churchill wrote to The Times. Jenkisson, John, editor. The Unforgettable Winston Churchill: Giant of the Century. Chicago: Time-Life (including an "International Edition"), 128 pp. Translations: Danish, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish. An account of the state funeral and Churchill's life and times, with many singular color plates. Lasic, Bozo. Uspomena Ne Cercila [Keeps Not Churchill]. Mostar, Jugoslavia: Pjesma, text in Serbo-Croat. Not reviewed; information requested. Liddell, Kenneth C. Winston Churchill and the Battle of Britain. London: Michael Slains, 20 pp. McBirnie, William Stuart. Winston Churchill: Conservative. Glendale, Calif.; Voice of Americanism Publications, 66 pp. The author uses Churchill to support his personal views; Churchill defies pigeonholing and is not a good model for polemics. Merteens, Anthony T. Qui est [Who is] Churchill? Paris, Hatier, 28 pp, text in French. Juvenile. Menzies, Sir Robert G. Winston Churchill. Melbourne, Australia: Wilkie, softbound. Also published as WSC in a hardbound limited edition of 500. Menzies, one of Australia's wartime prime ministers and rumored by some to have angled for Churchill's premiership (as improbable as that seems), pens a fulsome tribute on the occasion of Churchill's funeral, which stands in contrast to his acerbic remarks during the early years of the war. This work is, however, in keeping with Menzies's "final view" in his memoir, Afternoon Light. Miers, Earl Schenk.
The Story of Winston Churchill. New York: Wonder Books/Grosset & Dunlap, 48 pp., softbound and a limited number hardbound. A magazine format juvenile which offers some novel photos, including one of a watery eyed Churchill waving from his window on his 90th birthday, just a few weeks before his death. Miller, Marvin. Churchill: Man of Destiny 1874-1965. Los Angeles: Marvin Miller Enterprises, 64 pp.; softbound. A mass market magazine format documentary, of a type published in vast quantity after Churchill's death. Milojevic, Predrag. Cercil: Covek I Legenda [Man and Legend]. Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Sema Sila, text in Serbo-Croat. Morin, Relman. Churchill: Portrait of Greatness. Englewood, N.J.: Prentice Hall; London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 128 pp. A folio size documentary, handsomely bound in mottled red boards blocked gilt, with a good collection of black and white photos, some not often seen. Mozley, Charles. T The State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill: A Sketchbook. London: George Rainbird, 32 pp. An evocative collection of watercolor scenes at Churchill's state funeral, from leaving Westminster Hall to the Thames cruise of the launch Havengore bearing his coffin. New York Times, editors. Churchill: In Memoriam. New York & Toronto: Bantam Books, 160 pp., softbound. Translation: Danish. A modest illustrated biography, with much to be modest about. Northcote, H. Stafford. Winston Churchill: Man of Destiny. London: Newnes, 62 pp. softbound. A brief photo documentary, profusely illustrated, recommended for its accurate text and captions. Observer, editors of the. Churchill by His Contemporaries: An `Observer' Appreciation. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 128 pp. Translations: Finnish, Swedish. Contributors: Dean Acheson: "The Supreme Artist." Anonymous: "Friend of the Nation." Clement Attlee: "The Churchill I Knew." Aneurin Bevan: "History's Impresario." Ian Jacob: "Churchill as a War Leader." Norman McGowan: "The
Hero and His Valet." The Observer Staff: "Sir Winston's Life Story." Earl Winterton: "Memories of a Friend." Excellent chapters by Attlee, Acheson, Winterton, Jacob and political archenemy Nye Aneurin Bevan (who is more generous than all the rest); contains also a collection of WSC epigrams; recollections by his valet; and a 20-page biography. Paris Match, editors of. Homage A Churchill Le Grand. Paris: U.P.E.M., text in French. Another of post-funeral documentaries, produced in magazine format with color and black and white photos. Reade, John Collingwood. A Tribute To Sir Winston. Toronto: Canadian Association of Broadcasters, softbound. This booklet may be related to, or a new edition of Reader's 1941 work. Reader's Digest, editors of. Man of the Century: A Churchill Cavalcade. Boston and Toronto: Little Brown, softbound. Translations: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish. A very useful anthology from sixty sources: books by and about Churchill, his contemporaries and newspaper accounts, with a "Key to Contributors." A comprehensive index adds to its value. Reader's Digest, editors of. Churchill Digest. Pleasantville, N.Y. and London: Reader's Digest Association, softbound. Sixty pages of stories, quips and anecdotes as reported over the years by the Reader's Digest. Foreword by Lord Attlee. Sato, Ryichi. Chchiru: V mku no eik no saish [Glorious Prime Minster with V-sign]. Tokyo: Obunsha, 222 pp., text in Japanese. Silverman, Al, editor. Churchill: A Memorial Album. New York: McFadden-Bartell, 82 pp., softbound. Magazine format documentary tribute. Smith, Torolf. Winston Churchill: жvisaga [biography]. Reykjavik, 1965, 336 pp., text in Icelandic. Sparrow, Gerald. Churchill: Man of the Century 1874-1965. London: Odhams Books, 152 pp.
Numerous unique photos and a good text in a funeral-era production. The Times, editors of. 1874-1965: The Churchill Years. London: Heinemann; New York: Viking, 264 pp. Reprint Society edition, London 1965. An elaborate coffee table production packed with large-format black and white photos and a foreword by Lord Butler. Not always an approving colleague, "Rab" Butler puts private quibbles aside in a fulsome tribute. Towers, Frederick, editor. Sir Winston Churchill: A Memorial. London: MacDonald; New York: Dell Publishing, 62 pp. A thin hardbound funeral documentary with an array of photos. Undasynov, Iskander Nurtasovich. Ruzvel't, Cherchill: Vtorol Front [Roosevelt, Churchill: Second Front]. Moscow: Nademenbcmeo "Hayka," 134 pp., text in Russian. United Nations, Members of the. In Memoriam: Sir Winston Churchill. New York: United Nations, 96 pp. Collected tributes of the representatives of U.N. members upon Churchill's death. United States Congress, Members of the. Memorial Addresses in the Congress of the United States and Tributes in Eulogy of Sir Winston Churchill: Solder-Statesman-Author-Orator-Leader. Washington: U.S.G.P.O., 246 pp. "House Document No. 209." A collection of tributes by senators and representatives following Churchill's death, with two of his three addresses to Congress and President Kennedy's remarks at the presentation of Churchill's honorary American citizenship in 1963. Unknown. The Immortal Words of Winston Churchill: Memorable Excerpts from His Famous Wartime Speeches. Philadelphia: Curtis Circulation, 64 pp. softbound. Unsigned introduction. Brief, attributed excerpts from Churchill's speeches juxtaposed with full-page photographs; more photos than quotes. Unknown. Selections from the Broadcasts Given in Memory of Winston Churchill. London: British Broadcasting Corp., 144 pp. Large format transcript of tributes from Britain, the Commonwealth and the world upon Churchill's death, plus personal impressions of Fitzroy MacLean, Violet Bonham-Carter, Ian Jacob, Herbert Morrison, Robert Boothby, Bill Deakin, Dwight Eisenhower and others, including "tributes from ordinary people." A comprehensive documentary.
Unknown. His Greatest Years. Toronto: Swan, 48 pp., softbound. The first publication to contain a hitherto unknown Karsh photo of WSC with MacKenzie King, taken after the two famous photos following Churchill's speech to the Canadian Parliament in 1941. Some have pronounced WSC's countenance in this third photo the truest depiction. Unknown. Winston Churchill in Exile: Personal Portrait of a Discarded Statesman. Armidale, NSW: New England State Movement, 1965. Not reviewed; information sought. Unknown. The State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. Banbury, Oxfordshire: Woodrow Wyatt Newspaper Group. 1966 Cбrcano, Miguel Angel. Churchill: Kennedy. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Pampa y Cielo, , 70 pp., text in Spanish. Churchill, Randolph S. The Young Churchill. New York: Lancer; London: Sphere, 336 pp., softbound. Distilled from the official biography to relate Churchill's youth in a juvenile package. =============================== Winston S. Churchill: The Official Biography. Approaching ten million words, these volumes now published by Hillsdale College Press constitute the most comprehensive biography in history. For clarity and simplicity, we list first the eight basic biographic accounts, followed by the accompanying document volumes. For ordering details please visit: Churchill, Randolph S. Winston S. Churchill, vol. 1: Youth 1874-1900. London: Heinemann; Boston: Houghton Mifflin (also published by Houghton Mifflin for the Literary Guild), 1967. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2006. 608 pp. The term "official" does not mean that the authors were obliged to take an authorized line or avoid certain subjects. Volume I is wonderfully readable, based on thousands of papers in the Churchill archives and other sources, Randolph Churchill's work was received with general praise. Generally positive, though not
without criticism, it reflects the theme of the work, "He shall be his own biographer," but Randolph added his own literary style. Churchill, Randolph S. Winston S. Churchill, vol. 2, Young Statesman 1901-1914. London: Heinemann; Boston: Houghton Mifflin (also published by Houghton Mifflin for the Literary Guild), 1967. London: Minerva Mandarin softbound, 1991. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2007. 776 pp. The last volume written by Randolph Churchill traces the story of his father's entry into Parliament, early debates over Free Trade, crossing the floor to the Liberals, cabinet positions in the great Liberal governments of 1906-14, appointment to head the Admiralty and the growing threat of war with Germany. It drew more criticism than Volume I; Robert Rhodes James called it a restating of Churchill's own "case for the defence" as presented in his books. Gilbert, Martin. Winston S. Churchill, vol. 3, The Challenge of War 1914-1916. London: Heinemann: Boston: Houghton Mifflin (also published by Houghton Mifflin in 2 vols. for the Literary Guild), 1971. London: Minerva Mandarin softbound, 1990. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2008. 988 pp. Martin Gilbert, who had been an assistant to Randolph Churchill, was appointed biographer after Randolph's death in 1968 and began an almost day to day chronology of Churchill's life. Volume III concentrates on just three years: Churchill at the Admiralty, the Dardanelles debacle, Churchill's fall from power and his exile in the trenches of Flanders as "the escaped scapegoat." Gilbert, Martin. Winston S. Churchill, vol. 4 The Stricken World 1917-1922. London: Heinemann; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978. London: Minerva Mandarin softbound, 1991. World in Torment 1916-1922. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2008. 968 pp. Churchill returns to power as Minister of Munitions, then Minister for War and Air, then Colonial Secretary. Includes his role in the Versailles Treaty, important work in demobilizing the army, intervention against the Bolsheviks in Russia, the Chanak Crisis with Turkey, his key work in remaking the Middle East at the Cairo Conference of 1921, and the negotiation of the Irish Treaty. Gilbert, Martin. Winston S. Churchill, vol. 5 The Prophet of Truth 1922-1939. London: Heinemann; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. London: Minerva, Mandarin softbound, 1990. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2009. 1168 pp. This installment covers eighteen years as Churchill becomes Chancellor of the Exchequer, defends the government during the 1926 General Strike, leaves office with his party in 1929, and enters a ten year sojourn in the political wilderness while reaching his zenith as a writer. Moving into the 1930s, Churchill opposes the India Bill, champions Edward VIII in the Abdication crisis, and warns
of trouble to come from Hitler's Germany. The volume ends as war is declared in September 1939 and Churchill becomes First Lord of the Admiralty almost exactly twenty-five years since he last held that post. Gilbert, Martin. Winston S. Churchill, vol. 6, Finest Hour 1939-1941. London: Heinemann; Boston: Houghton Mifflin; Toronto: Stoddart, 1983. London: Minerva Mandarin softbound and Book Club Associates, 1990. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2011. 1308 pp. A precisely written narrative puts the reader at Churchill's shoulder over the most critical three years in his life and the world's, as the early events of World War II unfold: Hitler's triumph on the continent, Britain's victory in the air, the Blitz, the U-boat war, Hitler's attack on Russia, Churchill's first personal contact with Roosevelt at the Atlantic Charter conference in August 1941, Pearl Harbor and the forging of the "Grand Alliance." Gilbert, Martin. Winston S. Churchill, vol. 7, Road To Victory 1941-1945. London: Heinemann; Boston: Houghton Mifflin; Toronto: Stoddart, 1986. London: Minerva, Mandarin softbound, 1990. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2013. 1418 pp. This volume covers the balance of World War II: the great power conferences at Teheran, Yalta and Potsdam, the waxing of American and Soviet power and the decline of Britain's role as a partner; closing the ring around Germany; arguments over invasion routes; growing concerns about postwar Soviet expansion; the atomic bomb, the election and Churchill's fall from office in July 1945. Gilbert, Martin. Winston S. Churchill, vol. 8, "Never Despair" 1945-1965. London: Heinemann; Boston: Houghton Mifflin; Toronto: Stoddart, 1988. London: Minerva, Mandarin softbound, 1990, Never Despair 1945-1965. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2013. 1438 pp. The final biographic volume covers Churchill's last twenty years, including the opposition period (1945-51), the "Iron Curtain" speech at Fulton, the postwar premiership (1951-55), mixed relations with Truman and Eisenhower, failure of Churchill's attempts to hold a summit meeting with Stalin's successors, resignation, retirement and death, seventy years almost to the hour of his father's death in 1895. The Churchill Documents · Hillsdale Editions Churchill, Randolph S., editor. Companion Volume I, Part 1: 1874-1896; Companion Volume I, Part 2: 18961900. London: Heinemann; Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1967, 1290 pp.
· The Churchill Documents, vol. 1, Youth, 1874-1896; vol. 2, Young Soldier, 1896-1901. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2006, 1290 pp. "The Churchill papers, perhaps the largest archive ever assembled relating to one man, are only fractionally represented in the main biography. Here Randolph Churchill begins his collection of Companion Volumes, publishing all the main documents relating to Volume I on Churchill's youth. Where an extract appeared in the Main Volume, the complete document appears here. Where space prevented the inclusion of a contemporary letter, it is included here. Rarely--if ever--has such a collection been preserved; rarely has such a collection been made available to public scrutiny." --Publisher's note Churchill, Randolph S., editor. Companion Volume II, Part 1: 1901-1907; Companion Volume II, Part 2: 19071911; Companion Volume II, Part 3: 1911-1914. London: Heinemann; Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1969, 2160 pp. · The Churchill Documents, vol. 3, Early Years in Politics, 1901-1907; vol. 4, Minister of the Crown, 1907-1911; vol. 5, At the Admiralty, 1911-1914. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2007, 2160 pp. "This volume starts with Churchill's maiden speech in the House of Commons and proceeds from that point to illuminate every stage of his political career: as back-bencher, Unionist Free Trader, then crossing the floor to join the Liberals; as Junior Minister (Undersecretary of State for the Colonies) and Cabinet Minister President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary and First Lord of the Admiralty. The manner in which Churchill's restless mind was made up on all the great questions of the day is plainly spelt out in his correspondence....many other interests also assert themselves: books, travels, courtship, marriage." --Publisher's note Gilbert, Martin, editor. Companion Volume III, Part 1: Documents, July 1914-April 1915; Companion Volume III, Part 2: Documents, May 1915-December 1916. London: Heinemann, 1972; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973, 1686 pp. · The Churchill Documents, vol. 6, At the Admiralty, July 1914-April 1915; vol. 7, "The Escaped Scapegoat," May 1915-December 1916. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2008, 1686 pp. "More than half of these documents, relating Churchill's experiences as head of the wartime Admiralty, his resignation over the Dardanelles campaign and his time in the trenches of Flanders, come from the Churchill Papers; the remainder come from over seventy different sources public and private, not restricted to Churchill's own writings. The context in which he was putting forward his opinions, and the part played by colleagues--and opponents--in influencing policy, are illustrated throughout by other people's writings." --Publisher's note Gilbert, Martin, editor.
Companion Volume IV, Part 1: Documents, January 1917-June 1919; Companion Volume IV, Part 2: Documents, July 1919-March 1921' Companion Volume IV. Part 3: Documents, April 1921-November 1922. London: Heinemann; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978, 2166 pp. · The Churchill Documents, vol. 8, War and Aftermath, December 1916June 1919; vol. 9, Disruption and Chaos, July 1919-March 1921; vol. 10, Conciliation and Reconstruction, April 1921-November 1922. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2008, 2166 pp. "The documents herein [are] drawn from the Churchill papers and more than sixty other archival sources...Churchill's personal life underwent many sadnesses, including the death in action of friends, the death of his mother and of his youngest daughter, and a growing personal awareness of the strong forces of disruption and chaos with which the 20th century was being threatened." --Publisher's note Gilbert, Martin, editor. Companion Volume V, Part 1: Documents, The Exchequer Years 1922-1929. London, Heinemann; Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1981, 1504 pp. · The Churchill Documents, vol. 11, The Exchequer Years, 1922-1929. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2009, 1504 pp. The massive and sadly now rare companions to Volume V were the first to appear individually, rather than a set. As with past companion or document volumes, they support the main volume with papers relating to the material covered. This volume involves Churchill's two years out of office 1922-24, and his return to the Conservatives as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Baldwin Government of 1924-29. Gilbert, Martin, editor. Companion Volume V: Part 2: Documents, The Wilderness Years 1929-1935. London, Heinemann; Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1981, 1404 pp. · The Churchill Documents, vol. 12, The Wilderness Years, 1929-1935. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2009. Documents herein testify to Churchill's growing conflict with his party leaders over the India Bill, his departure from Baldwin's Shadow Cabinet, his lecture tours of America, financial problems following the stock market crash, and his amazing literary output, led by the massive biography of his ancestor, John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough. His growing awareness of the Nazi threat is strongly evident. Gilbert, Martin, editor. Companion Volume V: Part 3: Documents, The Coming of War 1936-1939. London, Heinemann, 1982; Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1983, 1844 pp. · The Churchill Documents, vol. 13, The Coming of War, 1936-1939. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2009, 1844 pp. The most important, and until Hillsdale's reprints the hardest to find, volume of documents published to date, work is concerned mainly with
Churchill's urgent warnings about Hitler and admonitions for Britain to rearm, his hopes for return to office, and his frustration with the reluctance of his colleagues to accept either him or his arguments. Included are key documents tracing Churchill's sources of information about the state of German war preparations and, finally, his return to the Admiralty as First Lord as war is declared in September 1939. Gilbert, Martin, editor. The Churchill War Papers, vol. 1, At the Admiralty September 1939-1940. London: Heinemann; New York: W. W. Norton, 1993, 1370 pp. · The Churchill Documents, vol. 14, At the Admiralty, September 1939May 1940. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2011, 1370 pp. After a decade's hiatus, the companion volumes resumed under the War Papers title, thanks to the generosity of Wendy Reves, an old friend of Sir Winston. Documents cover Churchill's recall to the government as First Lord of the Admiralty at the outbreak of war in 1939; his failed attempts to take the offensive; the failed British attempt to stop the Nazi invasion of Norway; and the fall of the Chamberlain government. Gilbert examines Churchill's second stewardship of the Admiralty in unprecedented detail, through his writings and those of others. Gilbert, Martin, editor. The Churchill War Papers, vol. 2, Never Surrender May 1940-December 1940. London: Heinemann; New York: W. W. Norton, 1994, 1360 pp. · The Churchill Documents, vol. 15, Never Surrender, May 1940December 1940. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2011, 1360 pp. Churchill's burdens from the moment he became Prime Minister were daunting. The German juggernaut swept across the Low Countries and France, which fell one by one; the British Army and thousands of French were rescued at Dunkirk, but arrived in England almost unarmed; the Battle of Britain raged in the sky and the Blitz ravaged English cities. Reading these key documents, one reviewer wrote, "is like peering over Churchill's burly shoulder" as the most frightening and decisive months of the 20th century unfold. Gilbert, Martin, editor. The Churchill War Papers, vol. 3, The Ever-Widening War 1941. London: Heinemann; New York: W. W. Norton, 2000, 1822 pp. · The Churchill Documents, vol. 16, The Ever-Widening War, 1941. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2011, 1822 pp. By 1941 the war had engulfed the world, beginning with Britain still standing alone, and ending with Pearl Harbor and the Anglo-American-Soviet "Grand Alliance." The editor adds a 70-page itemized index enabling the reader to "read this volume as a mini-narrative of its own, and refer easily to the different documents through it. The work includes all of the 1941 Churchill-Roosevelt Correspondence, and numerous other complete correspondence records.
Gilbert, Martin, editor. · The Churchill Documents, vol. 17, Testing Times, 1942. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2013, 1652 pp. This volume, the first extension of the document series in thirteen years, covers the year 1942, which Churchill in his war memoirs referred to as "the Hinge of Fate." The war could still go either way, but the Grand Alliance, hitherto engulfed in a storm of military failure, began to see signs of future success and ultimate victory against the Axis powers. By year's end, the Soviets had defeated the Germans at Stalingrad, the Allies had gained a key victory in Africa at El Alamein, and Churchill was politically secure. Gilbert, Martin and Larry P. Arnn, eds. · The Churchill Documents, vol. 18, One Continent Redeemed, January- August 1943. Hillsdale, Mich.: Hillsdale College Press, 2015, 2200 pp. Eliot A. Cohen: "The United States is thoroughly engaged in the war and the Allies have landed in North Africa after an acrimonious debate, but the campaign there is far from won. The Soviets might still desert the cause if the Anglo-Americans do not invade mainland Europe in 1943, or so Churchill and Roosevelt think. The French exiles under de Gaulle are impossible to deal with, but the old Vichy generals and admirals are probably worse. The great week to ten-day conferences--in this volume alone, at Casablanca, Washington, and Quebec--to settle the future course of the war must be prepared, staffed, conducted and followed up. Churchill's 69-year-old body is showing the strain of it all." =========================== 1966, continued... Gilbert, Martin. Winston Churchill. London: Oxford University Press, 64 pp.; New York: Dial Press, 1967; reprinted 1970. The official biographer's first book about Churchill, much in demand, now borders on the rare. It contains a brief, concise biography. Halle, Kay, compiler. Irrepressible Churchill: A Treasury of Winston Churchill's Wit. Cleveland: World Publishing, 372 pp.; reprinted 1985 with the subtitle Stories, Sayings and Impressions of Sir Winston Churchill and in 2000 with the subtitle Through His Own Words and the Eyes of His Contemporaries. Kay Halle, the Cleveland heiress who almost married Randolph Churchill and became a noted Washington socialite, spent thirty years in company with the Churchill family. Her journalist instincts are responsible for this rich, wellresearched compendium of Churchill wit and wisdom which, unlike many of its
ilk, is carefully attributed and organized for ease of reference. The first edition is superior; later editions were off-printed from the original and are no less complete, but contain a much less comprehensive index. One of the three or four top quotation books. Jones, R. V. Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill 1874-1965: Elected F. R. S. 1941. London: The Royal Society, softbound. MacKay, James A. Churchill on Stamps. Amersham, Bucks., England: published by the author, 60 pp. softbound. An illustrated guide to Churchill depictions on postage stamps, commencing with Colombia's "Big Three" overprints of the war years. Reasonably complete through 1966, but hundreds of Churchill commemorative stamps and postal stationery have been issued since. Manzona, Rafael. Sir Winston Churchill. Barcelona: Editorial Juventud, 204 pp., text in Spanish. Mearns, Martha. Churchill. London: Nelson, [26 pp.]. "Men of Genius" series. A juvenile with illustrations by Raymond Renard. Moran, Charles [Lord Moran]. Winston Churchill: The Struggle For Survival, 1940-1965, Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran. London:, Constable; Heron Books (deluxe edition); Boston: Houghton-Mifflin. Reprinted, 1968, abridged and revised 1995, 2002, 2006. Translations: French, Danish, Dutch, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish. Despite the title, coverage ends in 1960. An important source work by Churchill's doctor, this work is tainted by the fact that Churchill was almost always ill when Moran saw him. John Colville remarked: "Lord Moran was never present when history was made, but he was sometimes invited to lunch afterward." Researchers including Sir Martin Gilbert have found that the diary entries in the book do not coincide with the Moran diaries he examined; for some entries the actual diary is blank. Withal, this is a key primary source extensively quoted by Gilbert and others. Nobel Prize Library, editors. Albert Camus-Winston Churchill. Zьrich: Coron Verlag, text in French; New York: A. Gregory & Del Mar, CA: C.R.M. Publishing, 1971. Half this book contains the Nobel Prize presentation to Churchill "for his mastery of historical and biographical description," with large excerpts from My Early Life and The Island Race. Maps by Rafael Palacios.
Tingsten, Herbert [Lars Gustaf]. Nдr Churchill grep makten och andre essayer [When Churchill Seized Power and Other Essays]. Stockholm: Norstedt, two editions, 228 pp., text in Swedish; Nдr Churchill greb makten. Stockholm: PAN/Norstedt, 1968. 146 pp., softbound, text in Swedish. Da Churchill greb magten: og andre essays. Copenhagen: Stig Vendelkoers Forlag, 1967. 228 pp., text in Danish. The author, a well-known Swedish historian, spends a significant part of the book on analyzing the situation in May 1940 when Churchill took over as Prime Minister. His choice of "seized" seems bizarre. Young, Kenneth. Churchill and Beaverbrook. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. New York: James H. Heineman, 350 pp. The standard work on a famous friendship which survived the vicissitudes of many political disputes and disagreements. "Some people take drugs," Churchill once quipped. "I take Max." Beaverbrook accompanied Churchill on key wartime visits including France and America, and successfully served as Minister for Aircraft Production in Churchill's World War II coalition government. A balanced account. 1967 Bardens, Dennis. Churchill in Parliament. London: Robert Hale, 382 pp.; South Brunswick, NJ: A. S. Barnes, 1969, 382 pp. The only specialized work on Churchill's Parliamentary career, with thirty chapters exploring his long career in the House of Commons, scene of his greatest dramas, loftiest achievements and most humiliating defeats. A new and deeper study is needed in the light of sources unavailable when this was written. Budin, Stanislav. Jistyґ pбn z Admiralty. Egy ъr Az Admiralitбsrуl [Lord of the Admiralty]. Prague: Mladб Fronta, 204 pp., text in Czech. Egy ъr az Admiralitбsrуl [A Gentleman of the Admiralty]. Budapest: Gondolat, 1969, text in Hungarian. Considers Churchill's heading the Admiralty in the two World Wars. Coombs, David. Churchill, His Paintings: A Catalogue. London: Hamish Hamilton; New York: World, 272 pp. Revised and extended with Minnie Churchill as Sir Winston Churchill's Life through His Paintings and Churchill: The Artist and His Paintings, 2003, 2004, 2005. The standard catalogue of over five hundred Churchill paintings then known, each illustrated in color or black and white. While some paintings did not make this compilation, Coombs has documented over ninety percent of them, and offers an expert text to go along with the illustrations. The 2003 and later
editions vastly expanded the list of known paintings while retaining Coombs's original catalogue numbers. Churchill, Sarah. A Thread In The Tapestry. London: Deutsch, New York: Dodd, Mead, 102 pp. En trеd i veven. Oslo: Mortensen, 1968, 100 pp., text in Norwegian. Churchill's daughter Sarah's account of her thoughts during the funeral of her father in 1965, including the texts of various past conversations, accompanied by sketches. D'Aroma, Nino. Vite Parallele: [Parallel Lives]: Churchill-Mussolini. Palermo: Cusimano, text in Italian. Gilbert, Martin. Churchill. Englewood, N.J.: PrenticeHall, 180 pp. hardbound and softbound. A "Spectrum Book" in the "Great Lives Observed" series. An outstanding brief life penned by Martin Gilbert when he was still Randolph Churchill's assistant on the official biography. Haffner, Sebastian. Winston Churchill: eine biografie. Berlin: Kindler, 206 pp, reprinted 2001. Translations: Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian Polish, Spanish. Brief but opinionated, the author calls Churchill a fascist hoping to crush the 1926 General Strike through civil war. Haffner criticizes WSC's stances on India and the Abdication, but admires Churchill's books. He says history would be little different absent Churchill until 1940, which he concedes was his subject's finest hour. Kim, Il-Sung. Le rфle diplomatique de Winston Churchill en rapport avec les Etats-Unis pendant la deuxiиme guerre mondial [The diplomatic role of Winston Churchill in connection with the United States during the Second World War]. Brussels, 112 pp, reprinted 1968. A study of Churchill's relations with the United States during World War II, the birth of the "special relationship," and divergences of policy. Not examined; if this is the notorious North Korean dictator (1912-1994), who allegedly wrote over 10,000 books, speeches and treatises, we would be delighted to know. Miller, J. D. B. Sir Winston Churchill And The Commonwealth of Nations. Brisbane, Queensland: University of Queensland Press, 28 pp., softbound. The John Murtagh Macrossan lecture, delivered at the University of Queensland, Australia, September 27, 1966.
Price, Dorothy & Walley, Dean. Never Give In!: The Challenging Words of Winston Churchill. Kansas City, Mo.: Hallmark Cards Inc., 52 pp. Introduction by Dwight D. Eisenhower. Joyce Hall of Hallmark was a longtime friend of Sir Winston, published several series of Christmas cards bearing his paintings, employed Sarah Churchill on the television program "Hallmark Hall of Fame," and owned a notable collection of WSC's canvases. This distillation of quotes is accurate, though it lacks attributions. Schneebeli, Robert J. Winston Spencer Churchill: Leben, Reden, Gedanken, Anekdoten [Life, Speeches, Thoughts, Anecdotes]. Bern, Switzerland: Gute Schriften, 92 pp., text in German. The author was the longtime president of the Swiss Winston Churchill Society, which hosted many distinguished former Churchill colleagues at its annual meetings. Here he collects anecdotes, praises, and excerpts from speeches, and offers a brief biography. Stromberg, Kjell. Kleine Geschichte der Zuerkennung des Nobelpreises an [Brief History of Awarding the Nobel Prize to] Winston S. Churchill. Zьrich, text in German. Concerns the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature to Churchill in 1953. Thompson, R. W. The Montgomery Legend. London: George Allen & Unwin. Churchill and The Montgomery Myth. New York: M. Evans & Co., 276 pp. The second of Reginald Thompson's quartet of revisionist works, this one concentrates on Churchill's relationship with Montgomery and dispels what the author considers false accounts of Monty's conduct of the war. Thompson's first book, The Yankee Marlborugh, was certainly his best, but many years later his criticisms seem relatively mild. Unknown. A Salute to Winston Churchill. New York: Publisher's Association of America, 1967. Unknown. Winston S. Churchill: Premier Nobel Per La Litteratura 1953. Milan: Fabbri, 779 pp., text in Italian. Weil, Ursula & Otto. Churchill und der britishe Imperialismus [Churchill and British Imperialism]. Berlin: Buchverlag Der Morgen, 2 vols., 364 pp and 464 pp, text in German. 1968 Ashley, Maurice.
Churchill as Historian. London: Secker & Warburg, 246 pp. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1969. The only specialized work to date that relates how Churchill wrote history, by his literary assistant on Marlborough. Endpapers are color reproductions of edited manuscript pages. Ashley carefully describes how Churchill wrote his historical works and summarizes his conclusions on key issues in the light of history, but provides little analysis of the themes in, or final evaluations of Churchill's works. Dolan, Ellen M. Churchill. St. Louis, Mo.: McGraw-Hill, 28 pp. A juvenile extract from the text by Anthony M. Merthens. Fedden, Robin. Churchill and Chartwell. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 60 pp.; three printings through 1974; second edition 1979; third edition 1984. Hatfield, UK: Stellar Press, 1979. All softbound. The official National Trust guidebook, with an expert text, numerous photos and a genealogical chart, and a list of paintings hanging in the house at Chartwell. Foreword by Lady Churchill. Fedden, Robin. Churchill at Chartwell. Oxford, New York: Pergamon Press, 1969, 50 pp. A hardbound deluxe edition of Churchill and Chartwell containing the same text (less the list of paintings at the house), plus seven color plates of the house and grounds; larger format, larger type, but only one small printing. . Gardner, Brian. Churchill in His Time: A Study in a Reputation, 1939-1945. London: Methuen, 350 pp. Churchill in Power as Seen by His Contemporaries. Boston: MA, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1970, 350 pp. Though it claims to be impartial, this is a mainly critical collection of articles which purports to tell "why he never regained his 1940 popularity, which had reached its nadir by 1942 and caused him to be turned out of office in 1945." Denounced as "journalistic rubbish" by The Times Literary Supplement (November 28, 1968), it nevertheless offers useful, not-often-consulted source material. Gretton, Vice-Admiral Sir Peter. Former Naval Person: Winston Churchill and the Royal Navy. London: Cassell, 338 pp.; also published as Winston Churchill and the Royal Navy. New York: Coward McCann, 1969; Boston, Ma.: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1970. 338 pp. A positive account of Churchill at the Admiralty and in other naval affairs in both World Wars. Regarded by some as too uncritical, this is a standard work which deserves to be read alongside Roskill, Churchill and the Admirals.
Hyam, Ronald. Elgin And Churchill at the Colonial Office, 1905-1908. London: Macmillan, New York: St. Martin's Press, 574 pp. The only study of its kind looks at Churchill's first government position in the famous Liberal administration of 1906-08. Given unrestricted access to the Elgin papers, the author analyzes Liberal colonial policy under Henry CampbellBannerman and Herbert Asquith. Matejka, Jaroslav. Zivot Sira Winstona [Life of Sir Winston]. Prague: Svoboda, 558 pp.. Extended edition, Bratislava: Vydav, 1968. Condensed edition, Prague: Horizont, 1970, 70 pp. All texts in Czech. Richards, Kenneth G. Sir Winston Churchill. Chicago: Children's Press, 96 pp. A large format juvenile for ages 8-14, nicely written and illustrated. Thomson, George Malcolm. Vote of Censure. London: Secker & Warburg,; New York: Stein & Day, 254 pp. Solid account, by a Beaverbrook protйgй, of the 1942 Commons vote of no confidence, moved following British military reversals in 1941 and early 1942. Churchill won handily. A well-researched book, not by any means pro-Churchill. Trukhanovskii, Vladimir G. Uinston Cherchill. Moscow: Mysl, 480 pp., reprinted 1977, 1982, extended edition 1989. Text in Russian. Winston Churchill. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1968; reprinted 1978, 390 pp., text in English. Translations: German, Hungarian, Estonian, Chinese and Bulgarian. A very interesting, rather balanced biography up until World War II, when Churchill evolves from a wise statesman and Russian ally (1941) to imperialist running dog and capitalist tool (1945). By Yalta and Fulton, Churchill has become a hopeless warmonger, making wild accusations over postwar Soviet aims; indeed it was he not Stalin who first broke the Yalta treaty. Title is also found spelled as Uinston Cercill in some bibliographic catalogues. Wheeler-Bennett, Sir John, editor. Action This Day: Working With Churchill. London: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin Press, 272 pp. Contributors- Sir John Wheeler-Bennett (introduction), Lord Bridges, John Colville, Sir Ian Jacob, Sir John Martin, Lord Normanbrook and Sir Leslie Rowman. This top primary source book, written at the behest of Clementine Churchill by six close colleagues of her husband, to refute the thesis expounded by Lord Moran (Struggle for Survival) that Churchill's performance was seriously affected by his health. Important primary source material.
1969 Kimura, Takeo. Hittor, Sutrin, Chchiru: Sekai shasen o yatta sannin no seijika [Hitler, Stalin, Churchill: Three statesmen who competed for world hegemony]. Tokyo: Sechsha Tsuchiya Shoten, 682 pp., reprinted 1971, text in Japanese. The 1971 edition was extensively abridged. Langworth, Richard M. Churchill in Stamps. Camp Hill, Pa.: Churchill Study Unit, softbound. Stapled pages photocopied from the author's Churchill biography using Churchill and related stamps to illustrate the story. Distributed by members of the Churchill Study Unit of the American Topical (philatelic) Association; the final version was serialized in Finest Hour from issue 43 through 107. Reid, Percy G. Churchill: Townsman of Westerham. Folkstone, Kent: Regency International Publications, 80 pp., softbound. The author, a Westerham resident, worked for London newspapers and kept an eye on comings and goings at Chartwell, covering events and visitors of importance. He kept a close watch on Chartwell life, and here offers a unique look at Churchill as neighbor and villager. Taylor, A.J.P. et al. Churchill: Four Faces and the Man. London: Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 274 pp.; Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1973, softbound. Churchill Revised. New York: Dial Press, 1969, 274 pp. Contributors: Robert Rhodes James, "The Politician." Basil Liddell Hart: "The Military Strategist." J.H. Plumb, "The Historian." Anthony Storr: "The Man." A.J.P. Taylor: "The Statesman." These leading authorities take a mildly revisionist look at Churchill the politician, strategist and historian. Anthony Storr offers a controversial psychological profile, which has been criticized for overplaying Churchill's periods of depression on the grounds that Storr never knew WSC. Thompson, Carlos. The Assassination of Winston Churchill. Gerrards Cross, UK: Colin Smythe, 462 pp. Demolishes the myth, foisted by Rolf Hochhuth's play, The Soldiers, that Churchill was implicated in the "murder" of Polish General Sikorski. (His death was an accident.) Thompson, a friend of Hochhuth's, became alienated by the latter's sensationalist charges and wrote this book to refute them. Urumese, K. P. Vinsttan Carcil. Trichur, Tamil Nadu, India: privately published by the author, text in Malayalam. Winston Churchill. Khottauam, India: National Book Stall, text in English.
Malayalam is a Dravidian language related to Tamil, spoken on the Malabar Coast, southwest India. Webb, Robert N. Winston Churchill: Man of the Century. New York: Franklin Watts. Juvenile. Wilson, Theodore A. The First Summit: Roosevelt and Churchill at Placentia Bay 1941. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 344 pp. London: Macdonald, 1970, 344 pp. Revised edition, London: Eurospan, 1991, hardbound and softbound. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 1991, 318 pp., softbound. The standard work on the first official meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland in August 1941. The author believes the main result was Churchill's acceptance of the Atlantic Charter (worded vaguely when it came to the British Empire) in return for FDR's support of Britain "short of war." 1970 Bloncourt, Pauline. An Old and Young Leader: Winston Churchill and John Kennedy. London: Faber & Faber, 168 pp., softbound. A study in contrasts, noting many similar characteristics between the two statesmen. Dupuy, Trevor N. The Military Life of Winston Churchill of Britain. New York: Franklin Watts, 208, pp. "Military Lives" series. Hagiographic but interesting, the book argues that Churchill is criticized by military historians but not by the public; and that Churchill was a military genius who qualified as one of the "Great Captains." Georghallides, G. S. Churchill's 1907 Visit to Cyprus: A Political Analysis. Center for Scientific Research, 54 pp. Reprinted in volume form from the Centre for Scientific Research Annual, 1969/1970, Vol. 3. Halle, Kay, editor. Winston Churchill on America and Britain: A Selection of His Thoughts on AngloAmerican Relations. New York: Walker, 308 pp. Foreword by Lady Churchill, Preface by Averell Harriman. Sequel to Halle's quotations book, Irrepressible Churchill (1966), this is her distillation of his remarks on "the two great English-speaking organisations." Well indexed, it
covers his views of life and history, significant speeches in and about America, articles on America from 1898 through the late 1930s and his famous alternate history, "If Lee Had Not Won the Battle of Gettysburg." Haller, Adolf. Am Steuerrad der Weltgeschichte [At the Wheel of World History]: Churchill. Zьrich: Schweizerische Jugendschriftenwerk, 40 pp., text in German. A brief account for young people. Nelson, James, editor. General Eisenhower on the Military Churchill: A Conversation With Alistair Cooke. New York: W. W. Norton, 94 pp. Transcript of Alistair Cooke's television interview with Eisenhower at Gettysburg, asking for Eisenhower's view of Churchill as war leader and strategist. The answers suggest that Eisenhower believed Churchill's chief value was inspiration rather than war strategy. Ray, John. Lloyd George and Churchill. London: Heinemann, 42 pp., softbound. "Men Who Made History" series. A study of Britain's two world war prime ministers, but less of an attempt at comparison as might be desired. Rhodes James, Robert. Churchill: A Study In Failure 1900-1939. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 372 pp. New York & Cleveland: World Publishing, 400 pp. London: Pelican, 1973, trade softbound. Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1981, trade softbound. Still one of the best critical biographies, this work dispassionately examines Churchill's mixed career through 1939, concluding that had he died that year, he would have gone down in history as prominent but not crucial to 20th century history. Well written and researched. The sequel on 1940-65, A Study in Triumph, was forestalled by the author's death. Roddie, T. S. Winston Churchill. London: Longman, softbound. Brief work for young people. Rodriguez, Lбzaro, Jesus. Winston Churchill. Barcelona: Semic Espaсola de Ediciones, reprinted 1975, 1982. Text in Spanish. Starcke, Grв. Churchill's taler. En analyse [Churchill's Speeches: An Analysis]. Copenhagen: Kшbenhavns Universitet, Engelsk Institut. Commercial published edition, Copenhagen: Kobenhavns Universitet, Engelsk Insitut, 1976, 108 pp. text in Danish. A university report analyzing Churchill's war speeches, published when the author was studying at Copenhagen University. Duplicated in copy paper and
bound with black tape, the first edition was available only through the University bookshop. Wolff, Michael. Winston Churchill. Geneva: Editio-Service, Distributed by Heron Books, London, 320 pp. "Great Nobel Prizes" series. An ably-written illustrated reference handbook by a onetime assistant to biographer Randolph Churchill. Part 1 is a brief biography. Part II considers Churchill as novelist, eyewitness, biographer, historian and orator. Part III evaluates his achievement. Appendices provide timelines of Churchill's life alongside political and cultural events; a bibliography; a family tree and essay on the Marlborough family; notes on WSC's method of writing history; and brief biographies of Kitchener, Fisher, Franklin Roosevelt, and all the Prime Ministers under whom Churchill served from CampbellBannerman to Chamberlain. This work richly deserves a reprint. 1971 Epstein, Sam & Beryl. Winston Churchill: Lion of Britain. Champaign, Ill.: Garrard Publishing, 176 pp. A well-written juvenile. Liebfeld, Alfred. Churchill. Warszaw: Czytelnik, 536 pp., text in Polish. Macrae, Robert Stuart. Winston Churchill's Toyshop. Kineton, England: Roundwood, 228 pp. New York: Walker, 1971. Sauter, Max. Churchill in Zьrich: Gedenkschrift zum 25 Jahrestag der Zьricher Rede am 19 September 1946 [Churchill in Zurich: In memory of the 25th anniversary of the speech in Zurich on 19 September 1946]. Zьrich: Prдsidialabteilung der Stadt Zьrich und der Schweizerischen Winston Churchill Stiftung, 12 pp. Reprinted 1976. Text in German. Produced by the Swiss Churchill Society to mark the 25th anniversary of the "Europe Unite" speech; issued with a phonograph record. 1972 Andrйn, Georg. Den Unge Churchill [The Young Churchill]. Kristianstad, Sweden: Rabвen & Sjиogren, 100 pp., text in Swedish.
The author, a researcher in English politics, intended to write a long biography but died before finishing the first volume. Published after his death, this book comprises the first six chapters, bringing the story up to World War I. Briquebec, John. Winston Churchill. London: Rupert Hart-Davis Educational Publications, 58 pp., softbound. A juvenile for classroom teaching purposes. Churchill, Winston S., M.P. Commencement Day Address. Fulton, Mo.: Westminster College, 16 pp., softbound. Text an address marking 25 years since the author's grandfather delivered his famous "Sinews of Peace" or "Iron Curtain" speech on the campus in 1946. Dzйlйpy, Йleuthиre Nicolas. Le Secret de Churchill: Vers la Troisiиme Guerre Mondiale-1945 [Churchill's Secret: Toward the Third World War-1945]. Paris: Le Pavillion Йdition Roger Maria, 294 pp., softbound, text in French. Sekret Cherchil. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1975, 308 pp., softbound, text in Russian. A communist view of how Churchill was ruining the peace and threatening a renewal of worldwide conflict after WW2. Engstrom, J. Eric. The Medallic Portraits of Winston Churchill. London: Spink & Son Ltd., 52 pp. A standard work on Churchill commemorative coins and medals through 1972, illustrating each item, describing the designs and metals used, and stating 1972 market values. Printed on high gloss stock for maximum clarity, the work is indispensable to collectors, though sadly now incomplete. Eppler, Elizabeth E., compiler. Churchill, the Jews and Zionism. London: World Jewish Congress, British Section, 12 pp. softbound. A positive view of Churchill as a Zionist. Marder, Arthur. "Winston Is Back": Churchill At The Admiralty 1939-1940. English Historical Review, Supplement 5. London: Longmans Group Ltd.. Churchill's conduct of the Admiralty during WW2 by the great naval historian. Mason, David. Churchill. New York: Ballantine Books, 160 pp. London: Pan Books, 1973, 160 pp. Both softbounds. Translations: Chinese. "Pan/Ballantine Illustrated History of World War II, War Leader Book No.9." A good account, mainly stressing Churchill's military involvements.
Schoenfeld, Maxwell Philip. The War Ministry of Winston Churchill. Ames, Ia.: The Iowa State University Press, 284 pp. An study by a noted academician on Churchill's wartime service from an administrative viewpoint. Pro-Churchill, the author debunks some of the rumors about WSC meddling with service chiefs and micro-managing the war. Yamanoue, Shtar. Chchiru: Dainiji Sekai Taisen no shidsha [Leader of the Second World War]. Tokyo: Shimizu Shoin, 206 pp., revised edition 1984, text in Japanese. 1973 Albjerg, Victor L. Winston Churchill. New York: Twayne Publishers, 260 pp. Twayne's "Rulers and Statesmen of the World" series, number 22. Boadle, Donald Graeme. Winston Churchill and the German Question in British foreign policy, 1918-1922. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 194 pp., softbound, text in English. Frewin, Leslie. Immortal Jester: A Treasury of the Great Good Humour of Sir Winston Churchill, K.G., O.M., C.H., 1874-1965. London: Leslie Frewin; second edition 1974 138 pp. A "wit and wisdom" compilation by a Churchill cousin, Leslie Frewin, in twenty-one chapters on everything from war to women to religion. The 1974 "Centenary Edition was published in larger format with a special gilt-decorated white dust jacket. Guillemot, Pierre. Churchill. Paris: Rйpertoire de la Presse Franзaise, 1973, softbound, text in French. Translations: Spanish. Lima, Alencar Bastos Guimarгes. Churchill 1874 - 1965. Sгo Paulo, Brazil: Editora Trкs, 1973, 233 pp. Lewin, Ronald. Churchill as Warlord. London: B.T. Batsford, 284 pp. New York: Stein & Day, 284 pp., softbound 1982, also published in Portuguese. A character analysis based on personal interviews and published sources, which examines Churchill's failures and successes. A stylish piece of writing on Churchill's character, tracing the background that made him the supreme war leader in 1940.
Mason, David. Churchill 1914-1918. New York: Ballantine Books, softbound. A positive examination of Churchill during World War I. Matrat, Jean. Winston Churchill. Paris: Nouvelles Йditions Debresse, 248 pp., softbound 2000, text in French. Norman, Barry, et al. Young Winston. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Charnell Theatrical Enterprises. An account based on the film of the same title. Schoenfeld, Maxwell Philip. Sir Winston Churchill: His Life and Times. New York: Holt, Reinhart & Winston, Hinsdale, Ill.: Dryden Press, 192 pp., softbound, reprinted 1986. An account of Churchill and his times with questions of interpretation and evaluation that have not been resolved at the time of writing. Extensive revisions are incorporated in the second edition. Stansky, Peter. Churchill: A Profile. London: Macmillan, 270 pp. New York: Hill & Wang, 270 pp., hardbound and softbound. Contrbutors: Clement Attlee, "Churchill on Balance"; Isaiah Berlin, "A Man of First Principle: Churchill in 1940"; John Colville, "Churchill as Prime Minister"; Robert Rhodes James, "The Family Man and Writer in the 1930s"; A.G. Gardiner, "Genius Without Judgment: Churchill at Fifty"; Ronald Hyam, "At the Colonial Office, 1905-1908"; Basic Liddell Hart, "Churchill in War"; John Lockhart, "Young Churchill." Arno J. Mayer, "The Power Politician and Counter-revolutionary"; Goronwy Rees, "Churchill: A Minority View"; Peter Stansky, "Winston Churchill, 1874-1965"; G.W. Steevens, "The Youngest Man in Europe: Churchill at Twentyfour"; Anthony Storr, "The Inner Man." This work collects many fine papers, some critical but all worth reading, on aspects of Churchill's career, including his work as a writer, with some summary views of the total picture. Thompson, R. W. Generalissimo Churchill. London: Hodder & Stoughton. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 252 pp. Newton Abbot, UK: Readers Union, 1974. Thompson's third of four critical works expands his military analysis of Churchill from Montgomery to all the World War II generals, concluding that Churchill should have left war direction to the military. Should be compared with Pitt's Churchill's Generals. Tipthorp, Peter & Columbia Pictures. Young Winston. London: Sackville Smeets, 1973, softbound.
Magazine format, published to promote and document the film by the same title, starring Simon Ward in the title role. 1974 Aubertin, Йmile. Winston Churchill lors de la Deuxiиme grande guerre et de l'aprиs guerre [During the Second World War and Postwar]. Bordeaux: Aubertin, 78 pp., text in French. Briggs, Victor. Winston Churchill Centenary. London: New English Library, 160 pp., softbound. A large format documentary packed with articles and photos covering Churchill's life, issued to mark the centenary of his birth. Browne, W. Glen, editor. Churchill Collectors Handbook. Sacramento, Calif.: International Churchill Society, 34 pp. Printed from typed sheets, with halftones added, stapled into card wrappers. Pictures and describes Churchill commemorative postage stamps issued through the centenary of his birth. Cawthorne, Graham. A Visitor's Guide to Winston Churchill. Oldhill, Dunstable: ABC Historic Publications, 28 pp, softbound. A brief and incomplete guide to Churchill shrines in England, now badly out of date. Cosgrave, Patrick. Churchill at War: Volume I: Alone 1939-1940. London: Collins, 380 pp. The only volume published, a scarce, early revisionist work "based for the first time on extensive archival research"; a critique worth considering. Gilbert, Martin. Churchill: A Photographic Portrait. London: Heinemann; Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Reprinted 1988, 1992, 1999 and subsequently, also in Canada. One of best photo documentaries, this work offers 354 expertly captioned photos tracing Churchill's story from birth to death. The 1988 edition with extra commentaries was released to coincide with Gilbert's eighth and final volume of the official biography. Gilbert, Martin. Churchill and Zionism. London: World Jewish Congress, British Section, 28 pp., softbound.
A pamphlet containing the text of a lecture delivered in March 1974 at Hillel House, London, based on material the author had been collecting for his book, Churchill and the Jews. Kavanagh, Dennis. Crisis, Charisma and British Political Leadership: Winston Churchill as the Outsider. London and Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage Publications, 42 pp., softbound. Longford, Elizabeth. Winston Churchill. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1974. Chicago: Rand McNally, 224 pp. London, Panther Books, 1978, softbound. A dramatic folio documentary with many new photographs, commissioned by Churchill family interests. Well-presented and without criticism. Payne, Robert. The Great Man: A Portrait of Winston Churchill. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 416 pp. Translation: Japanese. In a nasty piece of criticism, the author sees the worst in everything, magnifying Churchill's faults and ignoring his virtues, with sweeping overstatements and generalizations. Ironically, the book offers a good, detailed chronology of Churchill's life and is beautifully bound, with family tree endpapers that form a useful reference. Pelling, Henry M. Winston Churchill. London: Macmillan; New York: E. P. Dutton, 724 pp., reprinted 1977, 1989, 1999. Translation: Chinese. A balanced work, widely considered one of the best one-volume biographies, Pelling's biography later had a new lease on life in a softbound reprint with a new introduction by the author. Reid, Robert. The Churchill Years. Sutton, Surrey, Pobjoy Mint Ltd., 88 pp. Handsomely bound in brown leather with quality coated paper containing excellent line illustrations and a potted biography. Issued with platinum or gold sets of twelve commemorative ingots struck by the Pobjoy Mint. Schmid, Alex Peter. Churchills Privater Krieg: Intervention und Konterrevolution im Russischen Bьrgerkrieg, [Churchill's Private War: Intervention and Counterrevolution in the Russian Civil War] November 1918-Mдrz 1920. Zьrich and Freiburg im Breisgau: Atlantis Verlag, 390 pp., softbound, text in German. A critical account of Churchill's activities as Secretary of State for War during the Allied military expeditions in support of the White Russians against the Reds. Tames, Richard.
Sir Winston Churchill: An Illustrated Life 1874-1965. Aylesbury, UK: Shire Publications, 48 pp. softbound. Unknown. Chchiru. Tokyo: Boei Kenshujo, 1974, 92 pp., text in Japanese. On Churchill's leadership in war. Unknown. Churchill and the Press. London: Plaistow Pictorial, n.d., 48 pp., softbound. A survey of ups and downs with British newspapers. Weidhorn, Manfred. Sword and Pen: A Survey of the Writings of Sir Winston Churchill. Albuquerque, N.M.: University of New Mexico Press, 278 pp. The first comprehensive study of Churchill's literary output shows how Churchill's temperament, background and experience influenced his writings. Despite its age it remains among the best sources on the Churchill canon: erudite, balanced and wise, strongly recommended for its inciteful, accurate observations. Whittington-Egan, Richard. The Greatest Man in Living Memory. London: Associated Newspaper Group, softbound. Centenary tribute. 1975 Aigner, Dietrich. Winston Churchill: Ruhm und Legende [Fame and Legend]. Gцttingen, Zьrich & Frankfurt am Main: Muster-Schmidt, 152 pp.; 1990, softbound, text in German. Harriman, W. Averell & Abel, Elie. Special Envoy to Churchill And Stalin, 1941-1946. New York: Random House, 596 pp.; London: Hutchinson, 1976. Translation: Serbo-Croat. Based on Harriman's personal recollections and private papers, Elie Abel describes decisions affecting the war and the controversies that followed. An important source. Harriman is careful to note he was not present at the "Tolstoy" conference with Stalin where Churchill proposed Soviet and British spheres of interest in eastern Europe to Stalin. Loewenheim, Francis L., Langley, Harold D., Jones, Manfred, editors. Roosevelt and Churchill: Their Secret Wartime Correspondence. New York: Saturday Review Press/E. P. Dutton, 806 pp.; London: Barrie & Jenkins. The first attempt at publishing the voluminous Roosevelt-Churchill correspondence, some of which was still under wraps at the time; eclipsed by
Kimball's definitive three volume Churchill and Roosevelt: The Complete Correspondence (1984). West, Bruce. The Man Who Flew Churchill: The Story of William J. Vanderkloot. Toronto & New York: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 202 pp., softbound, Toronto, 1976. Bill Vanderkloot piloted Churchill on many of his wartime journeys. Through the pen of Canadian journalist Bruce West, he provides a fascinating account of what happened on all the flights. 1976 Cohen, Gavriel. Churchill and Palestine, 1939-1942. Jerusalem: Yad Izhak Ben Zvi, 102 pp. Text in English. Bound together with a Hebrew text. Colville, John. Footprints in Time: Memories. London: Collins, 288 pp. Essentially autobiographical with emphasis on the author's involvement, as a senior civil servant, with Churchill, whom he joined from Chamberlain's government when Churchill became Prime Minister. The greater part of the book covers World War II, during most of which Colville served as one of Churchill's private secretaries. Jacobs, William J. Churchill. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Benzinger, Bruce & Glencoe, 96 pp., hardbound and softbound. Lash, Joseph. Roosevelt and Churchill 1939-1941: The Partnership that Saved the West. New York: W. W. Norton, 528 pp. An eminent Roosevelt biographer comprehensively surveys the most significant alliance of the 20th century. Less critical than Kimball's Forged in War and worth reading as a contrast. Lavirotte, Pierre. Winston Churchill , l'homme de combat [Man of War]. Lyon: France: Ordre des avocats а la Cour d'appel de Lyon, 28 pp., softbound, text in French. Pilpel, Robert. Churchill in America 1895-1961: An Affectionate Portrait. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, London: New English Library, 318 pp. An account of each of Churchill's sixteen visits to the United States: from 1895, when he arrived in New York en route to Cuba, to 1961, when he passed through New York too ill to see the anxious President Kennedy. Finely written, with humor and verve, not without errors.
Schneider, Robert W. Novelist to a Generation: The Life and Thought of Winston Churchill. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 334 pp. Thompson, R. W. Churchill and Morton: The Quest for Insight in the Correspondence of Major Sir Desmond Morton and the Author. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 224 pp. The fourth and final Reginald Thompson Churchill critique reveals Thompson's main source for his Yankee Marlborough and later writings: Desmond Morton, Churchill's prewar and wartime intelligence collaborator. This is a sad story: Morton became less useful to Churchill as intelligence became more formalized, Churchill paid decreasing attention to him, and Morton never forgave him for it. 1977 Ardemagni, Mirko. Processo a Churchill [The Questioning of Churchill]. Milan: Editione Negard, text in Italian. Hдgglцf, Gunnar. Tre mдn i Jalta [Three Men in Yalta]. Stockholm: Norstedt, 248 pp., text in Swedish; also likely published in Finnish. Kano, Ryu. Haha to ko no sekai no denki: Chchiru [World biography for mothers and children]. Tokyo: Shueisha, 172 pp., text in Japanese. Roskill, Stephen. Churchill and the Admirals. London: Collins; New York: Morrow, 352 pp., reprinted 2004, republished 2014. A well-known critical account of Churchill's often stormy relationship with Britain's top naval leaders World Wars I and II. For a balanced understanding this is best be read alongside the more positive naval accounts by Bell, Gretton and Hough. Smith, Jr., Arthur L. Churchill's German Army: Wartime Strategy and Cold War Politics 1943-1947. Beverly Hills, Calif. & London: Sage Publications, 160 pp. Unknown. Nichibei kaisen ni okeru Chchiru no yakuwari: Sono yokusei senryaku no kangaekata to hatan. Tokyo: Boei Kenshujo, 30 pp., text in Japanese. Considers the role of Churchill at the outbreak of war between Japan and the United States in 1941.
Unknown. Painting as a Pastime. London: M. Knoedler & Co., 16 pp., card wrappers with many color illustrations A catalogue of Churchill painting exhibitions at the Knoedler Gallery on Bond Street. See also the Wylma Wayne catalogue, 1982. 1978 Barker, Elisabeth. Churchill and Eden at War. London: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin's Press, 346 pp. Translations: Croatian, Slovene. Key resource to the relationship between Churchill, his foreign secretary and Roosevelt during World War II. Among the arguments covered are policy toward de Gaulle vs. Giraud of France, and the Morgenthau Plan for defeated Germany. An important sourcework. Guiffan, Jean. Churchill. Paris: Йditions Masson, 188 pp., softbound, text in French. Joly, Octave. La vie prodigieuse [prodigious life] de Winston Churchill. Brussels: Curiosity House, 2 vols., text in French. Kimura, Takeo. Chchiru. Tokyo: Tsuchiya Shoten, 246 pp., text in Japanese. 1979 Baschera, Renzo. I Grandi Ci Parlano Dall `Aldilа': eccezionali contatti medianici con le entitа astrali di Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Churchill e Roosevelt. [The Great Speak from Beyond: Exceptional Psychic Contacts with Astral Entities of Hitler, etc.] Turin: MEB, 146 pp., reprinted 1996. Text in Italian. Eggleston, George T. Roosevelt, Churchill and the World War II Opposition. Old Greenwich, Conn.: Devin-Adair, 256 pp. The author was with Lindbergh on the America First Committee, which opposed U.S. involvement in World War II, and he was put on trial after Pearl Harbor. This is an interesting insider's account, not without humor. Gilbert, Martin. Winston Churchill. London: Park Lane Press, London: Marks & Spencer, 1980, 192 pp. Also published in New York and Sydney.
At first glance a potboiler, this book is an important reference with plentiful, accurately captioned illustrations, many in color, including numerous examples of fine Churchill first editions. A must for bibliophiles. Kawai, Hidekazu. Chchiru: Igirisu gendaishi to hitori no jinbutsu. Tokyo: Ch Kronsha, 1979, 320 pp.; extended edition, 1998; text in Japanese. Moore, Robin James. Churchill, Cripps and India 1939-1945. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 152 pp. Stafford Cripps was a key Labour member of the Churchill wartime coalition, successively British ambassador to the Soviet Union and Britain's liaison with India's Congress Party leaders. This book critically examines his relationships with Churchill and the Congress and how they affected Anglo-Indian relations. Neilson, Francis. Churchill and Yalta. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Revisionist Press. "Revisionist Historiography" series. Second to none in his dislike of Churchill, the author suggests that WSC was solely responsible for all the ills that came out of Yalta. Some bibliographers question whether this book, and the following, were ever distributed. It is listed in the Library of Congress, catalogue number 81002695. Neilson, Francis. Churchill's War Memoirs. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Revisionist Press. "Revisionist Historiography" series. See note to previous entry. Library of Congress catalogue number 81000567. Weidhorn, Manfred. Sir Winston Churchill. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 174 pp. "Twayne's English Author" series. An erudite account of Churchill's writings by a leading scholar of the canon. 1980 Butler, William Vivian. Winston Churchill-Never Surrender. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 128 pp. Juvenile. Finlayson, Iain. Winston Churchill. London: Hamish Hamilton, 64 pp. Juvenile. Humes, James C.
Churchill: Speaker of the Century. New York: Stein & Day, 334 pp., several later printings, the last a softbound. This book is not about Churchill's oratory, but a well-written, potted biography with many quotes and views by Churchill's contemporaries, not all of them accurately transcribed or cited. Jones, Madeline. Churchill. London: Batsford Academic & Educational, 80 pp. Juvenile. Lee, J. M. The Churchill Coalition. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books/Shoestring Press; London: Batsford, 192 pp. A scholarly study of how Churchill put the wartime coalition government together, and how it worked (most of the time) as a team. Patterson, Tony. A Seat For Life. Dundee, Scotland: David Winter & Son, 292 pp. The only specialized work on Churchill's political career at Dundee, Scotland, where he held a seat in Parliament from 1908 to 1922, surviving the tumult of the great reform battles, World War I and the postwar recession. Profusely illustrated with many novel photos. Recommended. 1981 Bailey, Eva. Churchill. Hove, Sussex: Wayland Publishers, 1981, 72 pp. Juvenile. Biber, Dussan. Tito-Churchill: strogo tajno [The Top Secret Tito-Churchill Relatonship]. Zagreb, Yugoslavia: Globus; Belgrade: Archiv Jugoslavije, 590 pp. Text in Serbo-Croat. A detailed account, well researched including documents from the Public Record Office, London. Colville, John. The Churchillians. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 222 pp. Winston Churchill and His Inner Circle. New York: Wyndham Books, 288 pp. Churchill's best known private secretary breaks the so-called Inner Circle into categories or areas of association. Colville is biased, but scintillating (and sometimes damaging) on Churchill's political and social friends and colleagues from 1939 to 1955. A notable primary source. Gilbert, Martin. Churchill's Political Philosophy. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 120 pp.
A rare work based on a lecture by the official biographer, this book uniquely captures Churchill's attitudes toward politics and government. His overriding doctrine, Gilbert says, can be summarized in a sentence: "His quarrel was with tyranny." Gilbert, Martin. Churchill: The Wilderness Years. London: Macmillan; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982, 280 pp. Nicely written and illustrated by the official biographer to go with the television documentary of this name, ably condensing Gilbert's research on this subject from the official biography, volume 5. Jaffa, Harry V, editor. Statesmanship: Essays In Honor Of Sir Winston Spencer Churchill. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 280 pp. Contributors- Angelo Codevilla: "De Gaulle: Statesmanship in the Modern State." Kirk Emmert: "Winston S. Churchill on Civilising Empire." Edward J. Erler: "Solzhenitsyn." Martin Gilbert: "In Search of Churchill's Character." Harry V. Jaffa: "Introduction: On the Neccessity of a Scholarship of the Politics of Freedom"; "Can There Be Another Winston Churchill?"; "The Sinking of the Lusitania: Brutality, Bungling, or Betrayal?"; "The OKAY Imperial Presidency." Marlo Lewis: "On War and Legitimacy in Shakespeare's Henry V." Steven A. Maaranen: "The Struggle of a New World Order: The Foreign Policy of the British Left 1931-1939." Wayne C. Thompson: "Winston S. Churchill: Statesman as Strategist." Jeffrey D. Wallin: "Politics and Strategy in the Dardanelles Operation." Sixteen essays from leading conservative thinkers, notable for Jaffa's demolition of the myth that Churchill engineered the sinking of the Lusitania. The book concludes that Churchill's conservative ideas were spurned and his longterm advice unheeded. Kersaudy, Franзois. Churchill and De Gaulle. London: Collins; New York: Atheneum, 476 pp. Revised and updated, 1990. Translations: French, Chinese Czech, Spanish. For many years the leading work on the subject, this well balanced work is a thoughtful examination of a complex relation, very worth reading. A mini-furor occurred later, when newly released documents showed Churchill was willing to write off de Gaulle as an ally if necessary to placate Roosevelt, but Kersaudy made this clear long ago in his book. Leichtman, Robert R. Churchill Returns. Columbus, Ohio: Ariel Press, 98 pp. Newhouse, Julia. Spotlight on Winston Churchill. London: Cassell, 92 pp. Juvenile. Pitt, Barrie.
Churchill and the Generals. London: Sidgwick & Jackson; New York: K. S. Giniger, 196pp. Reprinted 1988, 1989, 2004. Published in conjunction with a BBC television play written by Ian Curteis, this is the first sweeping review, generally positive, of Churchill's World War II relations with his military commanders. Should be read with Thompson's Generalissimo Churchill. This book is not often seen. Seldon, Anthony. Churchill's Indian Summer: The Conservative Government, 1951-1955. London: Hodder & Stoughton, reprinted 1984. A standard work on Churchill's 1951-55 Conservative Government distinguished by numerous first-person interviews. Stevens, Lawrence. Winston Churchill and World War II: Plays, Puzzles and Activities about World History. Stockton, Calif.: Stevens & Shea Publishers. "World History" series; juvenile. Wallin, Jeffrey D. By Ships Alone: Churchill and the Dardanelles, Politics and Strategy of a Decision. Durham, N.C. Carolina Academic Press, 216 pp. A wholly positive account of the attempt to force the Dardanelles by a naval Task Force, championed (though not conceived by) Churchill, which ended in a naval retreat and the subsequent failure of an attempt on the Gallipoli peninsula by a seaborne assault. Wallin maintains that the concept was stategically sound and would have worked; that ruination came because Churchill lacked the plenary authority to control events. 1982 Morgan, Ted. Churchill: Young Man in a Hurry 1874-1915. New York: Simon & Schuster, 608 pp. Churchill: The Rise to Failure 1874-1915. London: Jonathan Cape, 1983. An exciting and learned work on the period, especially thorough on the Dardanelles attack, which cost Churchill the Admiralty. Handsomely bound with illustrated map endpapers. Although Morgan projected two more volumes he was unable to convince his publisher to accept them; a shame, because this is a well written, deftly argued work. Schwinge, Erich Jr. Churchill und Roosevelt aus kontinentaleuropдischer Sicht [from the Perspective of Continental Europe]. Marburg, Germany: N.G. Elwert, 106 pp., text in German. Soames, Mary.
A Churchill Family Album. London: Allen Lane, Penguin Books and Book Club Associates; Family Album: A Personal Selection from Four Generations of Churchills. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Ranks with Gilbert's Photographic Portrait (1974) as one of the two best illustrated documentaries. Handsomely bound and printed, with 429 illustrations including many never-before-seen photos and news cuttings, many from family sources, expertly captioned by Sir Winston's daughter. Wayne, Wylma, editor. Sir Winston Churchill: Exhibition of his Paintings 24th June to 30th July 1982. London: Wylma Wayne Fine Art, 72 pp., softbound. Contributors- Lady Audley (Sarah Churchill): "In Praise of Painting." Sir Hugh Casson: "Honorary Academician Extraordinary." David Coombs: "Worthy of More than a Casual Glance." Ernle Money: "Audacity is the Only Ticket." Anthony Montague Browne: "The Last Years." Oscar Nemon: "Face to Face with Sir Winston Churchill." Mary Soames: "His Beloved Muse." Catalogue of an extensive exhibition of paintings by Sir Winston, in color and black and white exhibited at the Wayne Gallery. Also includes paintings by his daughter Sarah (Lady Audley) and his nephew John Spencer Churchill, as well as sculptures by Oscar Nemon. Included is a list of owners and a bibliography. 1983 Butler, Josephine. Churchill's Secret Agent: Codename `Jay Bee'. Ashburton, Devon: Blaketon-Hall, 206 pp. Reissued as Cyanide In My Shoe. Cheltenham: This England; Toronto & New York: Methuen, 1991. An exciting but fanciful account of a World War II female spy who allegedly reported directly to Churchill. Butler's claims were dispatched in Nigel West's Counterfeit Spies (1998, Chapter 12). Cabado, Alberto. Churchill. Mexico City: Editorial Palsa, 80 pp., text in Spanish. Translations: French. Langworth, Richard M., ed. Churchill Handbook. Hopkinton, N.H.: International Churchill Society, et seq. Churchill Bibliographic Data. First edition in volume form, Hopkinton, N.H.: International Churchill Society, 1992. Originally provided as four-page installments with holes punched for looseleaf binders, stapled within issues of Finest Hour, journal of the International Churchill Society. Sections include membership roster, lists of the Society's commemorative covers, checklists of Churchill stamps and books by and about Churchill. Later the bibliographic checklists were gathered in volume form in a grey wrapper entitled Churchill Bibliographic Data.
Louros, Nikolaos Konstantinou. He Hygeia tou Tsortsil [The Health of Churchill]. Athens: Ekdoseis Philippote, 74 pp., text in Greek. In Greek and Roman mythology, Hygeia (also Hygiea or Hygieia) was the daughter of the god of medicine, Asclepius, and Epione. She was the goddess/personification of health. A review is most welcome. Manchester, William The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, vol. 1: Visions of Glory 1874-1932. Boston & Toronto: Little Brown, 974 pp. Churchill: The Last Lion. London: Michael Joseph. Translations: Italian, French. Many editions since. Manchester's lyrical biography makes for fabulous reading; the prologue accurately captures the vanished world into which Churchill was born better than any other work. Given short shrift by academics, the author was accused of hagiography (which he is in parts, though in other parts quite critical), purple prose and mistakes large and small. Manchester has nonetheless brought more people to Churchill than any writer save Martin Gilbert. ------ The Last Lion: William Spencer Churchill, vol. 2: Alone 1932-1940. Boston & Toronto: Little Brown, 1988, 756 pp. Churchill: The Caged Lion. London: Michael Joesph, 1988; Translations: Italian, French. Many editions since. In a powerful polemic, Manchester takes Churchill's part as Germany arms and the statesman's message goes unheeded. Excoriating the "Men of Munich," the author nevertheless comes close to accusing Churchill of racism over India. The prologue, "Chartwell, 1932," is a time capsule which takes the reader as close as possible to what life there must have been like. Manchester, William and Reid, Paul The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, vol. 3: Defender of the Realm 19401965. Boston & Toronto: Little Brown, 2012, 1232 pp. The long awaited finale to Manchester's original volumes, completed by Manchester's friend Paul Reid, who writes well. But the book was criticized for "historical isolationism": failure to consult the vast body history published since Manchester's volume 2 in 1988, and for rushing through the post-1945 years (a period Manchester had intended to omit). Warren Kimball wrote: "Paul Reid has not written a biography, but rather an old-style `life & times' narrative with guns and bullets, political conniving, oft-repeated (but worth repeating) anecdotes, lovely touches of the personal, and the most important asset--a hero. It is a nice cruise down a rather lengthy river that you've sailed before. There is nothing new or exciting; it is reassuring rather than challenging. Still, it is a lovely and literate view of familiar territory that massages old stories, nurtures legends, and points gently to miscalculations and mistakes of the hero--who flawed though he was, remains a hero."
Pelaprat and Dupuis. Les Ailes du Lion: Churchill [The Wings of the Lion]. Lausanne and Paris: Dargaud, 64 pp., text in French. Prior, Robin. Churchill's "World Crisis" as History. London and Canberra: Croom Helm, 394 pp. An Australian author argues that Churchill's The World Crisis was at least a partial distortion of facts, omitting opposing views to justify Churchill's own positions. While this renders it "a flawed work," Prior concludes, "genuine efforts were made by Churchill to take a more detached view [and] it raised the whole intellectual level of the discussion [with] a thread of humanity and breadth of vision which together with the power of the writing will ensure it remains one of the classic accounts of the war." Recommended. Thompson, Kenneth W. Winston Churchill's World View: Statesmanship and Power. Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 364 pp.; softbound 1987. A study of Churchill's underlying principles and goals behind his concepts of power, politics and diplomacy, collective security and practical morality, demonstrating the relevance of his views to modern times. Venkataramani, M.S. and Shrivastara, B. K. Roosevelt, Gandhi, Churchill: America and the Last Phase of India's Freedom Struggle. New Delhi, India: Radiant Publishers, 492 pp. A nasty polemic by authors determined to say nothing good about Western leaders, who succeed in their goal. Their thesis is that Roosevelt gave only lip service to Indian independence, while Churchill took advantage of FDR's lukewarm advocacy. On Indian independence there are things to criticize both in Roosevelt's hypocrisy and in Churchill's outdated concepts of empire. But Hitler had worse things in mind for India, Gandhi ended life favorably disposed toward Churchill, and there are more balanced critiques than this one. 1984 Baciu, Nicolas. L'Europe de L'Est trahie et vendue: Les erreurs tragiques de Churchill et Roosevelt. Les Documents secret accusent. [Eastern Europe the Betrayed and Sold: The tragic errors of Churchill and Roosevelt. The Secret Documents Accuse]. Paris: Penseй universelle, 368 pp., text in French. Sell-out to Stalin: The Tragic Errors of Churchill and Roosevelt, The Untold Story. New York: Vantage Press, 1984. Also published in German. A French entry in the who-sold-out-the-West sweepstakes, outlining the authors' belief that Churchill and Roosevelt lost the peace and caused the Cold War by their errors in dealing with their Soviet wartime ally.
Bцttger, Peter. Winston Churchill und die Zweite Front [and the Second Front] 1941-1943. Frankfurt am Main, Bern and New York: P. Land, 1984, 228 pp., text in German. A study of Churchill's reluctance to launch the second front Stalin wanted so badly after Hitler attacked the Russians. Brendon, Piers. Winston Churchill: A Brief Life. London: Secker & Warburg; Toronto: Stoddardt, 234 pp. Several reprints. Reissued as Winston Churchill: A Biography, 2001. Translations: German. A miniature portrait with fulsome criticism by a former Keeper of the Churchill Archives, Cambridge. Brendon represents the revisionist case on a number of issues, particularly Churchill's conduct of military strategy. H. Ashley Redburn: "It is news to learn that Churchill's greatest single contribution to the Second World War was his oratory. Among numerous examples of the `demigod's' failure is the despatch of tanks to North Africa [where the author says] `Churchill had not ensured proper testing.' The Premier must also be a mechanic." Callahan, Raymond. Churchill: Retreat from Empire. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources; London: Costello. 294 pp. The author sets out to explain how, contrary to his wishes, Churchill did end up presiding over the dissolution of the British Empire. But the book is also a review of his entire career, with emphasis on World Wars I and II. Recommended. Hackett, John. The Man at Arms: His Place in Times of Widespread Insecurity. Zьrich: Schweizerische Winston Churchill Stiftung, 16 pp. The sixteenth Winston Churchill Memorial Lecture presented by the Winston Churchill Society at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology on 22 November 1984. Keller, Mollie. Winston Churchill. New York, London: Franklin Watts, 120 pp. Juvenile. Kimball, Warren F., ed. Churchill and Roosevelt: The Complete Correspondence; vol. 1, Alliance Emerging; vol. 2, Alliance Forged; vol. 3, Alliance Declining. Princeton, N.J. and Guildford, Surrey: Princeton University Press, 676, 774, and 742 pp. respectively. Several editions since. This seminal three-volume achievement collects all the RooseveltChurchill correspondence, carefully arranged and footnoted. Kimball adds
scholarly connecting tissue to reveal the background, and his own opinions. A major resource. Oddati, Nicola. Churchill, Roosevelt e il casa Sforza [and the house of Sforza] 1943-1944. Salerno: Edisud, 100 pp., text in Italian. Trory, Ernie. Churchill and the Bomb. Hove, Sussex: Crabtree Press, 128 pp., softbound. A polemic by an activist in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), who excoriated Churchill for not opposing Truman's decision to drop the atom bomb in 1945. In fact, Churchill could not have vetoed Truman's decision, though he would not have if he could. Unknown. Churchill. Madrid: Urbiуn Sociedad Anуnima Ediciones, text in Spanish. 1985 Cohen, Albert. Churchill D'Angleterre [Churchill of England], Paris: Lieu Commun, 60 pp., softbound, text in French. Cohen, Michael J. Churchill and the Jews. London & Totowa, N.J.: Frank Cass, 388 pp., second revised edtion, 2003. A review of this book was entitled "Trial by Jewry," and so it is: a revisionist, mainly anti-Churchill review of his attitude toward Zionism, Palestine, and Israel. A scholarly but highly debatable work, truly uncompromising in its negative view of Churchill. Colville, John. Fringes of Power: Downing Street Diaries 1939-1955. London: Hodder & Stoughton; New York: Norton (subtitled 10 Downing Street Diaries), 796 pp. Softbound (2 vols.), 1986, many reprints. Translations: German, Japanese, Spanish. One of the most important primary sources, and the most comprehensive of three books by Churchill's best-known private secretary (1939-44, 1951-55). Colville came over from Chamberlain's office, sharing the prevailing doubt over the "half-breed American" who had become prime minister; as the diaries progress his doubts change rapidly to admiration. The biographic sketches in the back are literate, pungent, and withal not what you'll read in Who's Who. An invaluable book, strongly recommended. Dilks, David.
Three Visitors to Canada: Stanley Baldwin, Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill. London: Canada House, 32 pp. The author later wrote a masterful account of Churchill and Canada, and here he looks at Churchill and his two predecessors who visited Canada. Dilks's balanced observations are always worthy of attention. Fowler, Michael Ross. Winston Churchill: Philosopher and Statesman. Lanham Md. and London: University Press of America jointly with the Miller Center, 84 pp. hardbound and softbound. Produced by the White-Burkett Miller Center for Public Affairs, University of Virginia, Charlottsville, Va. and Lanham, Md. Hough, Richard. Former Naval Person: Churchill and the War at Sea. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 244 pp.; The Greatest Crusade: Roosevelt, Churchill and the Naval Wars. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1986. Softbound, 1987. A balanced and mostly favorable survey of Churchill at the Admiralty in both wars. Should be read with Roskill's more critical Churchill and the Admirals and Bell's more recent Churchill and Sea Power. Ohashi, Takeo. Chchiru: Anguro Sakuson no sekai senryaku [World strategies of the AngloSaxons], Tokyo: Manejimentosha, 344 pp., text in Japanese. Petacco, Arrigo. Dear Benito, caro Winston: veritа e misteri del carteggio Churchill-Mussolini [Truths and Mysteries of the Churchill-Mussolini Correspondence]. Milan: Mandadori, 212pp, text in Italian. Another book concerning the purported letters between Churchill and Mussolini in which Churchill supposedly proposed conciliation. The story is pure fantasy; see: Sainsbury, Keith. The Turning Point: Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill and Chiang Kai-Shek 1943. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 374 pp.; softbound 1986. An account of the Moscow, Cairo and Teheran conferences and the handling of China by the Big Three. Willis, John. Churchill's Few: The Battle of Britain Remembered. London: Michael Joseph, 258 pp. New York: Paragon House Publishers, 1987, 258 pp. Not entirely about Churchill, but worthy of mention for the fighter pilots who saved Britain in her finest hour.
1986 Day, David. Menzies and Churchill at War: A Controversial New Account of the 1941 Struggle for Power, London & North Ryde, Australia: Angus & Robertson; New York: Paragon, 272 pp.; reprinted, 1993, 201. The Australians have held a diffident attitude toward Churchill, at least since his failure to send an armada to defend Australia when Japan entered World War II, and many still blame him for the Gallipoli debacle in 1915. Here an Australian academic offers the unlikely thesis that Prime Minister Menzies, who differed with Churchill over war policy involving Australia in 1941-42, was a serious candidate for prime minister of Great Britain. Well written and interesting, despite exotic theory. Gietz, Axel. Die Neue Alte Welt: Roosevelt, Churchill und die europдische Nachkriegsordnung [The New Old World: Roosevelt, Churchill and the European Postwar Order]. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 548 pp. "American Studies" vol. 61. Harbutt, Fraser J. The Iron Curtain: Churchill, America and the Origins of the Cold War. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 370 pp.; softbound, 1988. The author argues that Churchill's hand of friendship to the Soviet Union, extended in 1941, was quickly withdrawn, and his long background as an anticommunist led to the hardening America's attitude toward Stalin. Johnson, Ann Donegan. The Value of Leadership: The Story of Winston Churchill. San Diego: Value Communications, 62 pp.; reprinted, 1987. Juvenile. Karski, Jan. Tajna dyplomacja Churchilla Roosevelta w sprawie Polski [Secret Diplomacy: Churchill, Rooselt and the Poles.] London 14 pp.; republished, 1995, 24 pp. Marrinan, Patrick. Churchill and the Irish Marshals. Belfast: Pretani Press, 412 pp., softbound. Four of Britain's leading World War II generals--Brooke, Auchinleck, Montgomery and Alexander--were Ulstermen. Did that give them anything in common in their experiences with Churchill? This Ulster author is certain, writing "of an erratic political genius pitched against the superb craftsmanship of the Irish professional soldier, and of those resultant relationships which affected the destiny of all mankind." Pedraza, Howard.
Winston Churchill, Enoch Powell and the Nation. London: The Cleveland Press, 184 pp., trade softbound. An admirer of Powell and Churchill, the author argues that each shared a belief in the greatness of Britain, and were opposed and ultimately thwarted by the "Little Englanders" among their colleagues. Richardson, Stewart, ed. The Secret History of World War II: The Ultra-Secret Wartime Letters and Cables of Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill. New York: Novosti, Richardson & Steirman, 278 pp.; London: W. H. Allen, 1987; softbound, 1987. Rodgers, Judith. Winston Churchill. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 112 pp. Bromley, England: Harrap Brooks, 1990. Juvenile. Rodway, E. A. Churchill: Your Questions Answered. Chelwood Gate, England: The Danewood Press, reprinted 1987, 32 pp. softbound. A useful little booklet collecting information and facts about Churchill based on questions most often asked by tourists at Chartwell. Many personal and health details are related. Soames, Mary. Winston Churchill: The Father Figure. Zьrich: Schweizerische Winston Churchill Stiftung, 12 pp. The seventeenth Winston Churchill Memorial Lecture presented by the Winston Churchill Stiftung at the University of Zьrich, 19 September 1986. Weinberger, The Hon. Caspar W. Churchill: An Uncomfortable Hero. Hopkinton, N.H.: Churchill Literary Foundation, 16 pp., softbound. Text of the then-U.S. Secretary of Defense's speech to the 1986 International Churchill Conference in Boston. The Churchill Literary Foundation was a publishing arm of the International Churchill Society. 1987 Gilbert, Martin. Churchill's London: Spinning Top of Memories: of Ungrand Places and Moments in Time. Hopkinton, NH: Churchill Literary Foundation, 28 pp., softbound. Illustrated text of an address to a London dinner of the International Churchill Society. The author discusses Churchill's homes and other obscure places in London which played key roles in his story, including the onetime London Magazine on the Serpentine, which Churchill had defended when war
threatened with Germany in 1911. Churchill's prompt action helped convinced Prime Minister Asquith to name him First Lord of the Admiralty. Holley, Darrell. Churchill's Literary Allusions: An Index to the Education of a Soldier, Statesman and Litterateur. Jefferson, N.C. and London: McFarland, 220 pp. A unique catalogue to Churchill's allusions to great literature from the Bible to Shakespeare and Macaulay in his writings and speeches, cross indexed by key words, including "unknown allusions." It could have been more comprehensive, but this is a useful reference. Irving, David. Churchill's War, vol. 1: The Struggle For Power. Bullsbrook, Australia: Veritas, 666 pp.; London: Arrow Books, 1987; reprinted 1990. Highly critical and without serious credibility. Denounced by one reviewer as "a farrago of crappola," yet filled with fascinating footnotes that can be found nowhere else, like "Mrs. Goering to the author." Everyone is entitled to be heard. ------ Churchill's War, vol. 2, Triumph in Adversity. London: Focal Point Publishing Ltd., 2001, 1064 pp. Prior to publication, the author took up one of his themes, Churchill's alleged cowardice during the London Blitz: "When he knew that London was going to cop it, he hopped into his Daimler and had himself driven out to Dytchley [sic] in Oxfordshire, for the night." This was contradicted by everyone who spent time with Churchill: he went to Ditchley all of seven times, not to avoid London but to avoid Chequers (official country house of prime ministers), which could be easily spotted from the air on moonlit nights. Luftwaffe raids over London were more numerous, and expected Churchill insisted on staying there. This vignette summarizes the kind of reporting contained herein. Murray, Edmund. I was Churchill's Bodyguard. London: W. Allen, 302 pp.; trade softbound 1988. Though autobiographical, most of this book by the late Churchill bodyguard covers his years as Churchill's detective, 1950-65. Murray writes sensitively with much inside information, and insights to Churchill's painting as a fellow artist. Includes some unique photographs. Ross, Stewart. Winston Churchill and the Second World War. Hove, East Sussex: Wayland Publishers, 48 pp. Smith, Ronald A. Churchill: Images of Greatness. London: Kevin Francis Publishing, n.d., 208 pp. softbound. The first book on Churchilliana, from toby jugs to pub signs, coins, stamps, chinaware, metal objects, glass, pins, sculpture, busts, standing and
seated figures, bookends, bric-a-brac, and kitsch. The well-researched book proceeds chronologically rather than grouping the items by type, thus is difficult as a ready reference. Though its brief biography contains many errors, it is accurate and authoritative when it comes to describing the items, though the prices quoted may be out of date. Weidhorn, Manfred. Churchill's Rhetoric and political discourse. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 136 pp., hardbound and softbound. Produced by the White-Burkett Miller Center for Public Affairs, University of Virginia. An erudite guide to Churchill's use of language in his persuasive oratory. 1988 Matthews, Rupert. Winston Churchill. Hove, East Sussex: Wayland Publishers. New York: Bookwrite Press, 1989, 32 pp. Juvenile. Miner, Steven Merritt. Between Churchill and Stalin: The Soviet Union, Great Britain and the Origins of the Grand Alliance. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 320 pp. This scholarly work looks at Churchill's refusal to recognize Soviet takeover of the Baltic States in 1941-43, how his Cabinet prevailed on him not to interfere with Stalin's plans, and how that in turn only whetted Soviet appetites. A fresh analysis that is restorative rather than revisionist. Savel'ev, Vladimir. Publikatsii ne podlezhit [Not for Public View]. Moskow: Sovetskaya Rossiya, 254 pp., text in Russian. Williams, Brian. Winston Churchill. Bath: Cherry Tree Books, 32 pp.; New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1989. Juvenile. Yao, Guang-Chen. Churchill. Hang Zhou, China: Zhe Yang People's Press, text in Chinese. Young, John W., ed. The Foreign Policy of Churchill's Peacetime Administration 1951-1955. Leicester: Leicester University Press, 274 pp. Should be read alongside Seldon's Churchill's Indian Summer (1981), which was comprehensive on domestic politics. This work provides one of the
few studies of Churchill's 1950s ministry, covering the Soviet Union, Korea, relations with the USA, and events leading up to the 1956 Suez Crisis. 1989 Birkenhead, The Earl of. Churchill 1874-1922. London: Harrap Books, 552 pp.; reprinted 1989. Introduction by Sir John Colville. An epic volume by Freddie Birkenhead, son of Churchill's best friend, F.E. Smith, First Lord Birkenhead. Not a hagiography, this is one of the best single-volume works, lyrically written with a soaring climax and a brilliant coda. Unfortunately the author died before he was able to finish a projected two-volume work. (See next entry.) Birkenhead, Robin. Churchill 1924-1940. Bath, England: privately published by the Countess of Birkenhead, 216 pp. Because of his special knowledge, Freddie Birkenhead was to have contributed two biographic volumes on Churchill, keeping pace with Martin Gilbert's official biography. His death prevented him writing beyond 1922, and the task was taken up by his son Robin, who had progressed to 1940 when he suddenly died aged only 47, in 1985. Robin's mother arranged for this private publication of all Robin had written. It "has neither a beginning nor an end; nor did he have his father's advantage of personal knowledge....It is only a first draft....his friend will agree it would be wrong to let it languish in the file, unset and unseen." Not in the class of his father's work, it nevertheless completes the task the Birkenhead family set itself. Cannadine, David, ed.. Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The Speeches of Winston Churchill. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 356 pp.; London: Cassell, 1990. Collects some of Churchill's best speeches, combined with connecting commentary, often waspish. Churchill's speeches reveal "a man completely selfabsorbed and egotistically uninterested in the opinions of anyone else." (But included are three famous Churchill appreciations of Lloyd George, Chamberlain and Roosevelt.) The speeches were "ultimately ineffective" in that they did not achieve their objective, "his supreme ambition of becoming prime minister." How many of his speeches had the Premiership as their objective? Readable for the speeches, if not the interpretations. Dumova, Natal'ja Georgievna and Trukhanovskii, V. G. Cercil' i miljukov protiv Sovietskoj Rossii [Churchill's Actions Against Soviet Russia]. Moscow: Nauka, 202 pp., text in Russian. The title is self-explanatory. See also Trukhanovskii, Uinston Cherchill (1969). Emmert, Kirk.
Winston S. Churchill on Empire. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 158 pp. Produced in association with the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. The author takes a sympathetic view of Churchill's attachment to what Emmert considers a "civilizing empire," claiming that its object was needed to prepare subject peoples for responsible nationhood. Gilbert, Sir Martin ed. The Chartwell Bulletins, January-June 1935. Hopkinton, N.H.: International Churchill Society, 64 pp. softbound; 25 hardbound in leather. First publication in volume form of the letters Churchill wrote his wife about politics and life in Chartwell while she was voyaging to the South Seas in 1935. From his septic tank backing up to the Nazi threat to Europe, from his son's political gaffes to the latest machinations in Parliament, Churchill shares every detail of his life at Chartwell with his absent wife. The letters, never intended for publication, add greatly to our understanding. Sir Martin provides detailed footnotes on people and places mentioned. Grant, R. G. Winston Churchill. London: W. H. Smith; New York: Gallery Books, 224 pp.; reprinted 1989, 1994. An artistic potted biography with much new illustrated material along with absorbing historic photographs and artwork, many in color. Infinitely readable, an ideal introduction to Churchill, especially for the young. Gunev, Georgi. Uinston Churchil i Balkanite [Winston Churchill and the Balkans]. Sofia, Bulgaria: Izd-vo na Otechestveniia front, 276 pp., text in Bulgarian. Lie, Fu-Xie. [A Prime Minister at a Fateful Time.] Beijing: World Information Press, 1989, text in Chinese. Not examined. Yamanoue, Shtar. Chchiru, Do Gru, Rzuveruto: aru Dainiji Sekai Taisen [Churchill, De Gaulle, Roosevelt: An Aspect of World War II.] Tokyo: Shakai Shissha, 266 pp., text in Japanese. 1990 Blake, Robert. Winston Churchill as Historian. Austin, Tex.: College of Liberal Arts, Harry Ransom Humanities research Center, University of Texas, 16 pp., softbound. Boyle, Peter G., ed.
The Churchill-Eisenhower Correspondence 1953-1955. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 230 pp. A compilation of the fairly limited correspondence between the two leaders after Eisenhower became President. There are few revelations, though the correspondence is fascinating. Some of Eisenhower's letters to the aging Churchill in the 1950s, probably written by State Department hands, proclaiming the end of empire and refusal to consider any accommodation with the Russians, are almost painful to read. This work demonstrates the divergence of opinion between Churchill and Eisenhower over the possibility of a change in Soviet attitudes after the death of Stalin. Bradley, John. Churchill. London: Franklin Watts; New York: Gloucester Press, 32 pp., softbound. Juvenile. Bradley, John. Churchill and the British. London & New York: Franklin Watts, 62 pp. softbound. Translations: Danish. Juvenile. Driemen, John E. Winston Churchill: An Unbreakable Spirit. Minneapolis: Dillon Press; New York: Macmillan's Children's Book Group, 128 pp. Juvenile. Hough, Richard. Winston and Clementine: The Triumph of the Churchills. London: Bantam, 590 pp. Winston Churchill: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Churchills. New York: Bantam Div., Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, 1991, 528 pp. A mildly revisionist tract, well researched but not as thorough as the Clementine Churchill biography by Mary Soames (1979) which deserves priority as the leading work on Lady Churchill. Italia, Bob. Winston Churchill. Minneapolis: Abdo and Daughters, n.d. Juvenile. Jablonsky, David. Churchill, the Great Game and Total War. London: Frank Cass, 240 pp.; Portland, Ore.: Frank Cass/International Book Services, 1991. In this thorough and well-written work, the author provides insight into the use of espionage and the involvement of entire populations in the wars of the 20th century, where Churchill, he says, was influenced by his Victorian upbringing.
Jablonsky, David. Churchill: The Making of a Grand Strategist. Carlisle, Pa.: Strategic Studies Institute, U. S. Army War College, 95 pp. Jablonsky fuses the interrelationship between strategy and the life of Churchill into a valuable monograph with a clear explanation of the multidimensional nature of twentieth century warfare. This essay is also reprinted in the author's Churchill and Hitler (1994). Lukacs, John. The Duel: Hitler vs. Churchill, 10 May-31 July 1940. London: The Bodley Head; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 276 pp. numerous reprints. Translations: Danish, Dutch, French, Hungarian, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Japanese. Starting with the not altogether novel idea that the first two and a half months of World War II's active phase were a personal duel between Churchill and Hitler, the author states that the whole course war was decided during those eighty days. Paramount, Lukacs says, was the "duel of minds" between the two antagonists. Martin, David. The Web of Disinformation: Churchill's Yugoslav Blunder. San Diego: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 426 pp. Attacks Churchill's decision, prompted by the advice of his Special Operations Executive (SOE) and Fitzroy Maclean, to shift British support from Mihailovic to Tito in the Yugoslav guerrilla war against German occupiers. Nadeau, Remi. Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt Divide Europe. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press; London: Praeger, 260 pp. Published version of a dissertation which generally views Stalin as the victor in the division of Europe after World War II. Newfield, Dalton. Young Winston 1874-1898: A Biography Using Stamps. Hopkinton, N.H.: International Churchill Society, 24 pp., softbound. A philatelic biography covering Churchill's youth, featuring definitive stamps of the countries he passed through in his journeys through age 24, and other stamps depicting relevant people and places. Russell, Douglas S. The Orders, Decorations and Medals of Sir Winston Churchill. Hopkinton, N.H.: International Churchill Society, 104 pp., softbound, 50 copies hardbound in leather. Reprinted 2001. A comprehensive review of the circumstances surrounding Churchill's decorations from governments or heads of state for military or government service. Each medal is depicted and its background described; major orders are
depicted in color. The author provides a chronology of the times and a medallic history of Great Britain from Queen Victoria's little wars through World War II. Soames, Mary. Winston Churchill: His Life as a Painter. London: Collins, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 224 pp. Accompanied by excellent large-scale color plates, Churchill's daughter provides a sense of what her father's personal life was like as she weaves his hobby of painting into his years as a statesman, husband and father. Well written and researched; a good book to read alongside the painting books by David Coombs and Minnie Churchill. Thompson, K. W. Foreign Policy and Arms Control: Churchill's Legacy. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 142 pp. A positive account of Churchill's contribution to modern concepts of peacekeeping and arms control. Verrier, Anthony. Assassination in Algiers: Churchill, Roosevelt, De Gaulle and the Murder of Admiral Darlan. New York: W. W. Norton; London: Macmillan, 1991, 302 pp. "Behind the mystery of Admiral Darlan's presence in Algiers in November 1942 was a conflict between Roosevelt and Churchill on which hung the fate of France. Drawing on interviews and new-found primary sources the author tells the full dramatic story of a turning point to recapture Europe." Not examined. 1991 Edmonds, Robin. The Big Three: Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin in Peace and War. London: Hamish Hamilton, New York: W. W. Norton, 608 pp.; softbound, 1992; also published in German. A well-documented history explaining the war through the personalities and activities of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. The author offers a readable text and a useful reference work. Franz-Willing, George. Roosevelt, er wollte den grossen Krieg: Churchill, Verteidiger und Zerstцrer des Empires [Roosevelt, He wanted the Great War: Churchill, Defender and Destroyer of Empires]. Rosenheim: Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, text in German. The approach is clear from the title. Gilbert, Martin. Churchill: A Life. London: Heinemann, New York: Holt, 1066 pp.; many reprints since. Translations: Italian.
Not an abridgement, but a ground-up biography including much information not known when the original volumes were written, especially the early ones. An important and vital work that must be consulted for information not contained in the early volumes of the official biography. Golland, Jim. Not Winston, Just William?: Winston Churchill At Harrow. Harrow, Mddlesex: The Herga Press, 40 pp., softbound. The author, a Harrow teacher, delves into school records to show that Churchill's schoolboy failings were greatly magnified, by himself and by biographers who accepted what Churchill wrote. In fact, he was a particularly good student in several areas, even wrote an essay accurately predicting some of the events of World War I. Harmon, Christopher C. "Are We Beasts?": Churchill on the Moral Question of World War II "Area Bombing". Newport, R.I.: Naval War College, 34 pp., softbound. Making effective use of published sources, Harmon concludes that bombing Germany would have been less troubling after the war had British political and military elites ceased doing it as soon as their superior power permitted. This is perhaps much easier to judge in hindsight. The author shows that Churchill, far from glorying in the bombing campaign, had deep regrets over it and several times questioned its necessity. Humes, James C. The Sir Winston Method: The Five Secrets of Speaking the Language of Leadership. New York: William Morrow, 190 pp., hardbound and softbound. Humes's best book about Churchill. The author, a former presidential speechwriter, offers a how-to manual discussing Churchill's oratorical precepts: begin strongly, focus on one theme, use simple language, draw a picture in the listener's mind, and end with emotion. Jefferys, Kevin. The Churchill Coalition and Wartime Politics 1940-1945. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 242 pp. Although Labour, Liberal and Conservative members of the wartime coalition were of one mind on winning the war, their domestic differences were never entirely absent, and always kept in mind, most successfully by Labour. Keegan, John. Churchill's Generals. New York and London: Weidenfeld, 368 pp., numerous reprints. An outstanding review of Churchill's relationships with his military chiefs by the defense correspondent of The Times (London). Highly recommended. Lamb, Richard.
Churchill as War Leader: Right or Wrong? London: Bloomsbury Publishing, New York: Carroll & Graff, 400 pp.; softbound 1993. The author sets out to exonerate Churchill from many popular condemnations, such as the failure of the Dieppe Raid, the bombing of Coventry and the attack on Pearl Harbor. His book was criticized for inadequate research in some areas, such as Churchill's relations with Tito and failing to differentiate between broad concepts and specific actions. Nevertheless, this is an interesting and readable account which casts Churchill's actions in a fresh light. Parker, Michael St. John. Sir Winston Churchill. London: Pitkin Pictorials, 28 pp., softbound. A compact photo documentary. Pearson, John. Citadel of the Heart: Winston and the Churchill Dynasty. London: Macmillan, 478 pp. The Private Lives off Winston Churchill. New York: Simon & Schuster. The Churchills. Markham, Ont.: Penguin. Translations: Swedish. The author purports to explain why Churchill's children, except for Mary, turned out so "bad," but this is a vitriolic, one-sided piece of research and an example of the depths to which Churchillophobia can sink, full of misquotes and out of context excerpts. It cannot be taken seriously. Rusbridger, James & Nave, Eric. Betrayal at Pearl Harbor: How Churchill Lured Roosevelt Into World War II. London: Summit Books, 302 pp. Translations: French. A conspiracy theory, suggesting that Churchill knew in advance about the Pearl Harbor attack and let it happen to draw America into war. This is a longstanding myth that has never survived serious research. T'ien, Chщng-jen. Ying-lun Hsiung Shi Chмu-Chi-erh. Taipei, Reublic of China: K`o ning ch`u pan she, text in Chinese. Unknown. Stalin, Ruzvel't, Cherchill', De Goll': Politicheskie Portrety [Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, DeGaulle: Political Portraits]. Minsk, Belarus, 366 pp., text in Russian. 1992 Addison, Paul. Churchill on the Home Front 1900-1955. London: Jonathan Cape, 494 pp.; several reprints. A classic, standard work on Churchill's domestic policies, elections and politics, covering everything from entry into Parliament in 1901 to his last term as Prime Minister, which ended in 1955. The author is evenhanded, and has documented his work with plethora of sources. This work won the Farrow Award
for excellence in Churchill Studies. Strongly recommended for the essential Churchill library. Alldritt, Keith. Churchill The Writer: His Life as Man of Letters. London: Hutchinson, Random Century Group, 168 pp. Written to recount "the career of a professional writer," this book had mixed reviews: some called it among the best on Churchill's literary career, others considered it light and frothy, offering nothing new. Should be read alongside similar works by Weidhorn, Ashley, Woods, Langworth and Rose. Ben-Moshe, Tuvia. Churchill: Strategy and History. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers; Hemel Hempstead, England: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 396 pp. An Israeli revisionist argues that Churchill was a habitual believer in backdoor strategies such as the Dardanelles in World War I, Europe's "soft underbelly" in World War II; that he lacked skill as a strategist; that he deceived his allies and designed his war memoirs to obfuscate his mistakes. Churchill Archives Centre. A Guide to the Holdings of the Churchill College Archive Centre. Cambridge: Churchill Archives Centre, 48 pp. Reprinted. Defined by its title, a comprehensive catalogue of the archives notably including Churchill and Margaret Thatcher. Kettle, Michael. Churchill and the Archangel Fiasco November 1918-July 1919. London & New York: Routledge, 582 pp. Volume 3 of a projected five-volume work entitled Russia and the Allies 1917-1920. Only two others were published: vol. 1, The Allies and the Russian Collapse, March 1917-March 1918 (London: Andrй Deutsch, 1981); and vol. 2 The Road to Intervention, March 1918-November 1918 (London & New York: Routledge, 1988). Langworth, Richard M. and Redburn, H. Ashley. Churchill Bibliographic Data. Hopkinton, N.H.: International Churchill Society, 48 pp., softbound in grey wrappers. This work collects two sections of the Churchill Handbook (1992), namely "All the Books of Winston S. Churchill" by Richard M. Langworth and "A Bibliography of Works Concerning or Relating to The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill" by H. Ashley Redburn. The latter contains only biographies and studies strictly about Churchill. To it Langworth provided a foreword, "The 30 Best Works About Churchill." Mayer, Frank A.
The Opposition Years: Winston S. Churchill and the Conservative Party, 19451951. New York: Peter Lang, 188 pp. The author contests the broad conception that Churchill in opposition took little interest in postwar domestic policy, bit that he put the people and policies in place to convert the defeated Tories to a modern welfare party, enabling them to regain power. Critics complained that the author gave Churchill too much credit for the transformation. Mein, Margaret. Winston Churchill and Christian Fellowship. Ilfracombe, Devon: Arthur H. Stockwell, 60 pp. William John Shepherd wrote: "A scholarly juxtaposition of Churchill's and de Gaulle's speeches with elements of the Anglican Liturgy, this work is designed to explore themes of Christian fellowship and common citizenship. The author mobilizes a vast array of quotes (there are more notes than text); but suggestions regarding Churchill's spirituality are perhaps overstated and misdirected. One could argue that his religion was a civic one, perhaps even Deistic, based upon a rational ideal of western civilization." Robbins, Keith. Churchill. London: Longman Group, 186 pp., several reprints. Translations: Spanish, Swedish. "Profiles in Power" series. The book aims to show what made Churchill's "commanding role in national and world affairs" possible. Said to be another "study in failure" (over loss of the Empire), this book praises more than criticizes. Compact, readable and good. Sutcliffe, J. A., editor. The Sayings of Winston Churchill. London, Duckworth, 64 pp., softbound. Introduction by Robert Blake. A vest-pocket compilation of quips and quotes, with attributions, on youth, politics, socialism, parliament, contemporaries, war, history, Britain, America, Russia, foreigners, books, painting and himself. Also a section on "repartee." Weidhorn, Manfred. Harmony of Interests: Explorations in the Mind of Sir Winston Churchill. Teaneck, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University, London and Toronto: Associated University Presses, 192 pp. Considers Churchill's political philosophy from six aspects: Polemicist, Conservative, Warhorse, Dreamer, Semi-American and "Great Man?" Is Churchill great because he was great, or because he wrote about his greatness? For those who enjoy Weidhorn's other books, this is of the same high order. Woods, Frederick. Artillery of Words: The Writings of Sir Winston Churchill. London: Leo Cooper Pen & Sword Books, 184 pp.
Perhaps not the same league with Weidhorn's Sword and Pen (1974), this is a useful reference to Churchill's books. Too much is made of the assistants who penned some of Churchill's advance manuscripts: after all, nothing was published that Churchill didn't sign off on, and some drafts were rejected outright. 1993 Blake, Robert & Louis, Wm. Roger, eds. Churchill: A Major New Assessment of his Life in Peace and War. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 582 pp.; softbound 1994. Several reprints. Contributors- Paul Addison: "Churchill and Social Reform." Stephen E. Ambrose: "Churchill and Eisenhower in the Second World War." Max Beloff: "Churchill and Europe." Robert Blake: "How Churchill Became Prime Minister." David Cannadine: "Churchill and the Pitfalls of Family Piety." Michael Carver: "Churchill and the Defence Chiefs." Peter Clarke: "Churchill's Economic Ideas 1900-1930." Gordon A. Craig: "Churchill and Germany." Robin Edmonds: "Churchill and Stalin." Sarvepalli Gopal: "Churchill and India." John Grigg: "Churchill and Lloyd George." F.H. Hinsley: "Churchill and the Use of Special Intelligence." Michael Howard: "Churchill and the First World War." Ronald Hyam: "Churchill and the British Empire." Roy Jenkins: "Churchill: The Government of 1951-1955." Douglas Johnson: "Churchill and France." R.V. Jones: "Churchill and Science." John Keegan: "Churchill's Strategy." Warren F. Kimball: "Wheel Within a Wheel: Churchill, Roosevelt and the Special Relationship." Wm. Roger Louis: "Churchill and Egypt 1946-1956." Richard Ollard: "Churchill and the Navy." Robert O'Neill: "Churchill, Japan, and British Security in the Pacific 1904-1942." Henry Pelling: "Churchill and the Labour Movement." David Reynolds: "Churchill in 1940: The Worst and Finest Hour." Robert Rhodes James: "Churchill the Parliamentarian, Orator, and Statesman." Norman Rose: "Churchill and Zionism." Donald Cameron Watt: "Churchill and Appeasement." D.J. Wenden: "Churchill, Radio, and Cinema." Philip Ziegler: "Churchill and the Monarchy." Twenty-nine essays by mostly well qualified contributors, notably including Addison, Pelling, Ziegler, Blake, Kimball, Ambrose and Jenkins. Inevitably uneven, the essays sometimes cover new ground or challenge outdated conclusions, but many other chapters reiterate standard arguments based on widely available sources or revisionist theories already deeply plumbed. Charmley, John. Churchill: The End of Glory, A Political Biography. Sevenoaks: Hodder & Stoughton, New York: Harcourt Brace, 742 pp.; several reprints. What publicized this work was a section arguing that Churchill should have backed away from fighting Germany in 1940 in order to preserve Britain's wealth, power and empire. (Charmley did not say "make peace with Hitler," as some reviewers stated.) Per the author, Churchill chose instead to make Britain a client state of America, allowing Soviet power to wax and the British Empire to wane. Whatever we may think of that argument, this is a well written, critical
biography from a self-described "Thatcherite" historian. The bibliography lists every significant book in English relating to the political Churchill, but is light on foreign works. Delpla, Franзois. Churchill et les Francaise: six personnages dans la tourmente [Churchill and the French: Six Characters in Turmoil] 1939-1940. Paris: Plon, reprinted 2000, 824 pp., text in French. Lambakis, Steven James. Winston Churchill: Architect of Peace: A Study of Statesmanship and the Cold War. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 186 pp. After World War II, the author says, Churchill was a statesman attempting to achieve the high-minded international and domestic political tasks he had worked so vigilantly to keep alive during the war. The author lays out a frame of reference for understanding Churchill's aspirations, efforts and accomplishments. Parish, Michael W. Aegean Adventures 1940-1943 and the End of Churchill's Dream. Sussex: The Book Guild, 400 pp. In this partly autobiographical work, the author says Churchill's dream was to invade Europe from the southeast before or perhaps instead of the crosschannel invasion. Parish suggests that Churchill was betrayed by his allies, especially Roosevelt, and the result was Soviet hegemony over Eastern Europe. Wu, Chen-i. Chмu-chi-erh Yь Chan Shih Ying-kuo 1939-1945. Taipei, Reublic of Chna: Taiwan shang wu yin shu kuan, text in Chinese. 1994 Baron, Alexander. The Churchill Papers: Revising the Revisionist, Unmasking Irving. London: Infotex, 150 pp. A critique of the revisonist writer David Irving and his book, Churchill's War. Costello, John. Day of Infamy: MacArthur, Roosevelt, Churchill, the Shocking Truth Revealed. New York: Pocket Books, 448 pp.; softbound 1995, 452 pp. Another in the growing line of conspiracy notions unproven by facts: the cabal of Churchill and Roosevelt brought about Pearl Harbor, while MacArthur lost the Philippines and won the Medal of Honor. David, Saul.
Churchill's Sacrifice of the Highland Division: France 1940. London, Washington: Brassey's, 276 pp., reprinted 2004. In this history of the 51st (Highland) Division in France in 1939-1940, the author concludes that Churchill "needed to sacrifice" the Division to provide a concrete example of Britain's determination to stand by France to the end. Gilbert, Martin. In Search of Churchill: A Historian's Journey. London: HarperCollins, 338 pp. New York: John Wiley, 1997. The main subject is Gilbert's fascinating adventures and interviews in the process of compiling the official biography. This is also Gilbert's answer to critics over the years who accused him of being uncritical about a man others have spent years denouncing. Having examined more evidence than anyone in writing the official biography, Gilbert states that he came away even more impressed with Churchill's intellect, generosity, statesmanship and humanity. Cited by many as the best Churchill book of 1994. Especially useful to the scholar interested in primary source material. Humes, James C., ed. The Wit & Wisdom of Winston Churchill. New York: Harper, 234 pp., "Harper Perennial" softbound, 1995, many reprints. Foreword by Richard M. Nixon. Interesting chapters entitled "Orations and Opinions," "Coiner of Phrases," "Saints and Sinners," "Escapades and Encounters," with appendices on milestones in Churchill's life and his writings. Unfortunately, the quotes are not attributed, and quite a few are either apocryphal or inaccurate. Jablonsky, David, ed. Churchill and Hitler: Selected Essays on the Political-Military Direction of Total War. Ilford, Essex and Portland, Ore.: Frank Cass, 328 pp. A mildly revisionist and somewhat technocratic presentation analyzes aspects of the style, thought, and actions of Churchill and Hitler as they apply to the direction of total war. Jablonsky presents a thoughtful, persuasive, and wellwritten examination of the leadership abilities that made Churchill a hero and Hitler a villain. Kilzer, Louis C. Churchill's Deception: The Dark Secret That Destroyed Nazi Germany. New York & London: Simon & Schuster, 1994, 336 pp. The author argues that Churchill tricked Hitler into attacking the Soviet Union, a deception that led to the deaths of twenty million Russians, unleashed the Holocaust and resulted in the Cold War. The author should have read Mein Kampf. Lace, William W. The Importance of Winston Churchill. San Diego: Lucent Books, 128 pp.
A juvenile in the "Importance of" series. Lawlor, Sheila. Churchill and the Politics of War 1940-1941. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 270 pp., softbound and a limited number hardbound. Analyzes conflicting views and reactions to events among Britain's leaders. Lawlor consults diaries and private letters to show how Chamberlain joined Churchill in concluding there was no compromise with Hitler after the fall of France, while Halifax leaned toward a negotiated settlement. Her book demonstrates that latter-day hindsight is no substitute for primary source material recorded at the time. Marshall, John David. In Pursuit of a Ticket for Churchill's Fulton Speech: The Story Behind Ticket 1476. Murfreesboro, Tenn.: Chartwell South Press, 20pp., softbound. Limited to "about 101 copies." In a self-published monograph, the author tells how, as a high school student in 1946, he gained admission to hear Churchill's "Sinews of Peace" speech at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri. Ponting, Clive. Churchill. London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 900 pp.; softbound 1995. A compendium of vitriol which is hard to beat for twisted facts and out-ofcontext quotes, sorely lacking in scholarship. A leading example of what William Manchester called "generational chauvinism": condemning figures of the past for failing to measure up to the moral standards, such as they are, of the present. Recommended for the library that must have everything. Riott, Pat. The Greatest Story Never Told: Winston Churchill and the Crash of 1929. Oak Brook, Ill.: Nanoman Press, 216 pp. This must be the ultimate conspiracy theory: Churchill helped cause the Wall Street debacle that wiped him out financially. Rose, Norman. Churchill: An Unruly Life. London: Simon & Schuster; Churchill: The Unruly Giant. New York: Free Press, Softbound reprints. Translations: Russian. This book by an Israeli historian gleams with unfamiliar quotations, although the copy editor could have done a better job. Rose's book is a model among political biographies: fair, judicious and well crafted. Sainsbury, Keith. Churchill and Roosevelt at War: The War they Fought and the Peace they Hoped to Make. New York: New York University Press, London: Macmillan, 224 pp. Revised edition, 1996. Described by a reviewer as "Charmley Lite," this scholarly collection of essays aims to reexamine and reinterpret the Churchill-Roosevelt relationship,
particularly over the issues of France, China, Poland and the World War II Second Front, to show how Churchill presided over the decline of British greatness. Sandys, Celia. From Winston with Love and Kisses. London: Sinclair-Stevenson/Reed Consumer Books; The Young Churchill. New York: Dutton 1995, 224 pp. Translations: Japanese. A colorful and interesting book on Churchill's youth by his granddaughter, with many fascinating new color and black and white illustrations. Though the ground is well-trod by other works, this uncritical book provides useful insight into Churchill's formative years. 1995 Alldritt, Keith. The Greatest of Friends: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill 19411945. New York: St. Martin's Press; London: Robert Hale, 224 pp. An account of a colorful relationship between two formidable and complex personalities, with its rich vein of wit, poignancy and hubris, and its parade of successes and failures, betrayals and jealousies, tiffs and snubs. Some readers find it fairly light, with little that was new. Ashizawa, Yoshiko. Chchiru. Tokyo: Gyosei, 1995, 304 pp., text in Japanese. Juvenile. Cavalleri, Giorgio. Ombre sul lago: dal carteggio Churchill-Mussolini [Shadows on the Lake: The Correspondence Churchill-Mussolini]. Casale Monferrato, AL: Piemme, 240 pp., text in Italian. Surely more ink has been wasted on the non-existent or forged ChurchillMussolini letters than any other Churchill red herring. See: Charmley, John. Churchill's Grand Alliance: The Anglo-American Special Relationship 1940-1957. London: Hodder & Stoughton, New York: Harcourt Brace, softbound 1996, 428 pp. The author argues that Churchill and his successors rendered Britain the vassal state of America. Charmley's argument that has a degree validity, though many of Britain's wounds were self-inflicted. For example, the author ignores the many instances, such as India, where Churchill successfully opposed Roosevelt's initiatives and prescriptions. Nevertheless, this book is a solid critical history, well researched and welcome to thoughtful readers.
Hermann, Richard. Med skejebnen i hеnden: Churchill-slekten i krig og fred [With Destiny in Hand; The Churchill Clan in War and Peace]. Oslo: Cappelen, 380 pp., text in Norwegian. James, Alfred, ed. References in the Indeces to Sir Winston Churchill, Parliamentary Debates, Official Report (Hansard) House of Commons, 2 vols., 1901-25 and 1926-65. Wahroonga, Australia, privately published by the author, 175 pp. and 190 pp. respectively. Limited to 20 copies. A useful index to Churchill in Hansard, since eclipsed by online resources. Jordan, Anthony J. Churchill: A Founder of Modern Ireland. Dublin: Westport Books, 208 pp. Discusses Churchill's role in forging the 1922 Irish Treaty. Larres, Klaus. Politk der Illusionen: Churchill, Eisenhower und die deutsche Frage [Politics of Illusion: Churchill, Eisenhower and the German Question]. Gцttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 336 pp., text in German. Not examined, but the author's reputation as a solid historian is established. Mansfield, Stephen. Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill. Elkton, Md.: Highland Books, 225 pp. Reprints through 2005; Retitled 2000: Never Give In: The Character and Greatness of Winston Churchill. Hero in Time of Crisis. Michael Richards: "Explains eloquently why Britain lacked Churchill's will during the rise of Hitler, but the influence of religion is seriously overdrawn. Churchill `never felt obligated [crassly to] advertise himself as a believer' (perhaps because he wasn't one). There are also many incorrect statements about Churchill's wife, son, mother, even Chartwell Farm. Churchill was indeed, `a noble spirit.' His nobility of character still deserves exposition." Mieder, Wolfgang and Bryan, George B. The Proverbial Winston S. Churchill: An Index to Proverbs in the Works of Sir Winston Churchill. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press; London: Cassell, 436 pp. Softbound reprint. The authors track Churchill's use of proverbs, folklore and famous expressions in his writings and speeches. (Look up "blood, toil, tears and sweat" and you find Churchill joined "blood and tears" in 1900 and added "sweat" in 1931.) When Churchill used quotemarks around an expression, the authors find the source. But they display little knowledge of Churchill's canon, make many errors, and use a clumsy numerical reference to Churchill's books, following no bibliographic order. The book does show how Churchill's photographic memory helped him cast back for proverbs in his writings and speeches.
Montague Browne, Anthony. Long Sunset: Memoirs of Winston Churchill's Last Private Secretary. London: Cassell, 376 pp., reprinted. An intimate memoir of "life on the inside," eloquently written by his 195265 private secretary; forthright and at times blunt, eminently readable and exciting. Also covers Montague Browne's career in the wartime RAF, the postwar Foreign Office, and as a courtier to HM the Queen. Parker, R. A. C. ed. Winston Churchill: Studies in Statesmanship. London: Brassey's, 260 pp., new expanded edtion, 2002. Contributors- Martin Gilbert: "Churchill and the European Idea." Tage Kaarsted: "Churchill and the Small States of Europe: The Danish Case." Franзois Kersaudy: "Churchill and de Gaulle." Warren Kimball: "Churchill, Roosevelt and Post-War Europe." Wolfgang Krieger: "Churchill and the Defence of the West 1951-1955." Bernd Martin: "Churchill and Hitler, 1940." Brian McKercher: "Churchill, the European Balance of Power and the USA." Phillip O'Brien: "Churchill and the U. S. Navy." Ritchie Ovendale: "Churchill and the Middle East." Alistair Parker: Introduction. Paolo Pombeni: "Churchill and Italy 1922-1940." Anita Pramowska: "Churchill and Poland." Hans-Peter Schwarz: "Churchill and Adenauer." Mary Soames: "Memories of Winston Churchill." Jon Sumida: "Churchill and British Sea Power 1908-1929." Maurice Vaisse: "Churchill and France 1951-1955." A diverse international collection of Churchill studies, produced in association with Correlli Barnett and Churchill College Cambridge. Contributors are from Poland, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Canada, the USA and UK. Papers range from the daughterly observations of Lady Soames to Churchill's relations with Adenauer and his approach to such abstracts as "the European Idea." Rachev, Stoian. Churchil, Bulgaria i Balkanite 1939-1945 [Churchill, Bulgaria and the Balkans]. Sofia: S. Rachev, 500 pp., text in Bulgarian. Ramsden, John A. The Age of Churchill and Eden 1940-1957. London, Longman, 350 pp. Volume No. 4 in the series "The History of the Conservative Party," this important work naturally contains numerous political references to the premierships of Churchill and Eden. Ratnu, Inder Dan. Alternative to Churchill: The Eternal Bondage. Jaipur, India: self-published by the author, softbound. Part fiction. World War II is recounted accurately until May 1940, when the author fashions an alternate history: Chamberlain remains prime minister, loses the Battle of Britain; Russia falls to the Germans; America is isolated, then
subdued with the help of atomic bombs; the Third Reich triumphs; Churchill ends his life in exile in the Falkland Islands, where he sparks a guerrilla movement. The text wanders and English is not the author's first language, but this is an imaginative and chilling account of what might have happened. Rintala, Marvin. Lloyd George and Churchill: How Friendship Changed Politics. Lanham, Md.: Madison Books, distributed by National Book Network, 232 pp. A good book on the subject is needed, but this isn't it. There is much about Lloyd George and Churchill, some of it incorrect, some written in poor English; but the main fault is insufficient comparison between them and analysis of their complex relationship. There is nothing, for example, on their pre-World War I collaboration on defense, and little on their post-1917 political relations. Shogan, Robert. Hard Bargain: How FDR Twisted Churchill's Arm, Evaded the Law, and Changed the Role of the American Presidency. New York: Scribner, reprinted 1999. In the destroyers-for-bases swap with Churchill, the author writes, Roosevelt helped keep Britain in the war in 1941--but he also laid groundwork for an Imperial Presidency, which led in time to Korea, Vietnam, Iran-Contra, Desert Storm and Haiti. Despite its hair-raising title, this book comes with notable endorsements and is worth a look. Thomas, David A. Churchill: The Member for Woodford. Iford, Essex: Frank Cass, 224 pp., hardbound and softbound. A detailed history of Churchill and the constituency he represented from 1924 to 1964. The author, a naval historian, takes time out from his usual pursuits to compile the results for every Churchill election, summarizing the campaigns and tracing the history of Churchill's career as a local MP. Wilson, Thomas. Churchill and the Prof. London: Cassell 247pp., softbound. In an impeccably researched and well written book, Professor Wilson, who worked in his twenties under Professor Lindemann, presents the first study of Churchill's scientific adviser in thirty years. The main subject is Lindemann's role in World War II, which naturally closely involves the prime minister.

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