Great contemporaries

Churchill reflects on FDR, Hitler, Kipling, Chaplin, Balfour, and other giants of his age
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StatementWinston S. Churchill ; edited by James W. Muller with Paul H. Courtenay and Erica L. Chenoweth
ContributionsMuller, James W., 1953-
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LC ClassificationsD412.6 .C5 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL25122493M
ISBN 139781935191995
LC Control Number2011049836

Great Contemporaries profiles towering figures ranging from Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Lawrence of Arabia and Leon Trotsky to Charlie Chaplin, H. Wells, Rudyard Kipling and George Bernard Shaw. Written in the decade before Churchill became prime minister, the essays in Great Contemporaries focus on the challenges of statecraft at a time when the democratic revolution was toppling /5(21).

GREAT CONTEMPORARIES is a collection of essays about 21 men whom Winston S.

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Churchill felt contributed to the course of the world in which he lived. The central theme is a group of British statesmen who shone in the late s and early in this century--Blafour, Chamberlain, Rosebery, Morley, Asquith and /5. `Great Contemporaries' is a fascinating, informative and enjoyable series of 22 "essays on Great Men of our age" which Churchill wrote during the s.

To read them is to hear that unforgettable voice describing to you the people he knew and the critical events of three decades/5(32). "Great Contemporaries", is a book that is more about the men and women he knew than about the Author.

He is evident throughout the read, as the impressions of these people of History are his. The 21 profiles he shares with the reader are incredible in their range, and that they were his "contemporaries" is one testament to the History he /5(30).

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Due to COVID, orders may be : RosettaBooks. Great Contemporaries is a collection of 25 short biographical essays about famous people, written by Winston Churchill. The original collection was published in and included 21 essays mainly written between and Four were added to the book in the edition, about Lord Fisher, Charles Stewart Parnell, Lord Baden-Powell and Franklin D.

: Winston Churchill. Ultimately, Great Contemporaries provides fascinating insight into the statesman's perspective. Churchill's objective is clear: he tries to learn from these giants in order to discover what makes a man great. He approaches his subjects with a measuring eye, finding their limitations at least as.

Well-written short bios of Churchill's great contemporaries. Churchill's writing is always entertaining, and he doesn't disappoint with this book. Each chapter is a mini biography of a famous public figure whose career overlapped with Churchill's.

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London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the British first edition, first printing, increasingly elusive thus in the first printing dust jacket. Great Contemporaries is Churchill's much-praised collection of insightful essays about 21 leading personalities of the day - including the likes of Lawrence, Shaw, and, most famously, Hitler.

Great Contemporaries is a series of essays written between and on the "great" leaders of the day. Churchill knew many of these leaders personally, and is able to supplement what might otherwise be a dry recitation of the facts of a career with personal stories and vignettes/5(28).

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Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and. Written in the decade before Churchill became prime minister, these brilliant portraits of the giants of his age offer wisdom for our own.

This brand-new illustrated edition of Great Contemporaries profiles towering figures ranging from Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Lawrence of Arabia, and Leon Trotsky to Charlie Chaplin, H.

Wells, Rudyard Kipling, and George Bernard Shaw. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. This is the British first edition, first printing, increasingly elusive thus in the first printing dust jacket.

Great Contemporaries is Churchill's much-praised collection of insightful essays about 21 leading personalities of the day - including the likes of. (Great Contemporaries, p.9) Great Contemporaries is Churchill's much-praised collection of insightful essays about 21 leading personalities of the day - including the likes of.

Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Churchill, Winston, Great contemporaries. London: Macmillan,   Great Contemporaries is a collection of 25 short biographical essays about famous people written by Winston Churchill.

The original collection of 21 essays published in were mainly written between and The original edition of this collection of articles was published in (Thornton Butterworth); subsequent editions appeared in (with four new articles, including a portrait of FDR) and in (in which articles on Trotsky and Roosevelt were omitted for political reasons).

This first American edition makes available Churchill's eloquent and personal observations on 25 prominent people /5(2). The latest and best edition of Churchill’s book of biographical sketches, Great Contemporaries, added several important essays to the revised and extended concerns the imaginative English writer who, with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, was among the fathers of science fiction.“I am a great reader of Wells,” Churchill wrote.

Collector's Guide. Great Contemporaries comprises twenty-one penetrating profiles of political and literary utter delight to read, beautifully written and brutally opinionated (Hitler comes off just a bit better than George Bernard Shaw), the ensuing “Revised” edition (and most future reprints) added four new profiles: Lord Fisher, Charles Stewart Parnell, Lord Baden-Powell.

Great contemporaries by Winston S. Churchill; 20 editions; First published in ; Subjects: 20th century, Great Britain, Biography, Statesmen; Places: Great Britain.

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Nowhere is that mastery more evident than in Great Contemporaries—which features Churchill's profiles of many of the major figures of his time. These short biographies cover political and cultural personalities ranging from Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Lawrence of Arabia, and Leon Trotsky to Charlie Chaplin, H.

Wells, Rudyard Kipling. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Great contemporaries by Winston S. Churchill,Norton edition, in English - Pages:   Winston Churchill and Emery Reves: Correspondence,edited by Sir Martin : University of Texas Press,pages, Amazon $ Given over books about Winston Churchill, we look back from time to time at classic older books still worthy of attention.

Inscription by Churchill to E. Chamberlain in the book, Great Contemporaries Also includes a typed note on 10 Downing Street note paper which says ”With Mr. Churchill’s Compliments A Souvenir of 10 Downing Street, – 26th July, ”.

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Paul Reid -- The Last Lion- Winston Spencer Churchill- Defender of the Realm. "Great Contemporaries" was published in and contained 21 essays about major figures, such as Trotsky, Hitler and Lawrence of Arabia. It was re-published in with four new articles on Fisher, Parnell, Baden-Powell and Roosevelt, which are included in this edition.

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Hon. Winston S. Churchill, C.H., M.P. (read 18 Feb ) This book consists of 21 Macaulay-imitating essays on figures contemporary to Churchill. They aren't as good as Macaulay's but I enjoyed them, and his essay on Hitler, while it calls Hitler evil and condemns him, has some suggestion he might turn /5(4).Great Contemporaries profiles towering figures ranging from Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Lawrence of Arabia and Leon Trotsky to Charlie Chaplin, H.

G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling and George Bernard Shaw. Written in the decade before Churchill became prime minister, the essays in Great Contemporaries focus on the challenges of statecraft at a time when the democratic revolution was toppling.