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         color portrait of Sir Winston Churchill [1874-1965]

"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else."

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."

"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent."
“The Sinews of Peace” speech, Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri on 5 March 1945

"Many forms of government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends
that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of
government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."
speech in the House of Commons on 11 November 1947

— Winston Churchill

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician and statesman and orator, a member of Parliament for 40 years, and leader of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, journalist, historian, writer, and an artist. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953, and was the first person to be recognised as an honorary citizen of the United States 4/9/1963.
Member of Parliament, 1924-64
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1940-45 & 1951-55
1953 April 24: Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Sir Winston Churchill official website
Winston Churchill entry at Wikipedia
Sir Winston Churchill Quotations Page at Working Minds
browse books by/about Winston Churchill at Amazon
Winston Churchill's credits [since 1939] at Internet Movie Database

Works  About  Winston  Churchill

Complete Life of Winston Churchill book by Leonard Wibberley  "The Complete Life of Winston Churchill" [1956]
by Leonard Wibberley [1915-83]

Farrar Straus & Giroux hardcover [1965] out of print/used
Farrar Straus & Giroux hardcover [1961] out of print/used
Ariel Books hardcover [1956] out of print/used
Ariel Books/Farrar, Straus & Cudahy leatherbound hardcover [1956] out of print/rare

"Winston S. Churchill: Volume One: Youth, 1874–1900" [1966] by Randolph Churchill
"Winston S. Churchill: Volume One Companion" [1966, in two parts] by Randolph Churchill
"Winston S. Churchill: Volume Two: Young Statesman, 1901–1914" [1967] by Randolph Churchill
"Winston S. Churchill: Volume Two Companion" [1969, in three parts]
by Randolph Churchill, with Martin Gilbert

Biography tv 630247731X
Winston Churchill by Christopher Catherwood
Best Little Stories of Winston Churchill, C. Brian Kell
Winston S. Churchill by ELIZABETH LONGFORD
Winston S. Churchill by Randolph S. Churchill
Winston S. Churchill: Young Statesman, 1901-1914 by C..
Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill by Gretchen
Winston Churchill: The Greatest Briton, Dominique Enrig
"Winston Churchill" biography in 2 Volumes by Lewis Broad
Winston Churchill - The Photobiography

"Walking With Destiny" docufilm [2010]
Directed by Richard Trank; narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley

"Darkest Hour" [Atonement/Working Title 2017?]  
Announced 4/2016: Director Joe Wright is signed on, with Gary Oldman set to portray Winston Churchill in his first days as Prime Minister of Britain, in 1940:
Britain was under serious threat from Germany and the tide looked likely to turn further, and Churchill was under pressure to strike a deal with Hitler that would see
Britain effectively become a Third Reich puppet state • latest info at IMDb

"Churchill" [Lionsgate/Cohen Media June 2017]  8/2016
Churchill D-Day movie starring Brian Cox  Fearful of repeating the disastrous invasion of Gallipoli in 1915, Winston Churchill attempts to stop the planned invasion of Normandy in 1944; only the support of Churchill's wife, Clementine, can halt the prime minister's physical and mental collapse • Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky; written by Alex von Tunzelmann; starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery {as Eisenhower}, Ella Purnell, Julian Wadham {as Montgomery}, Richard Durden, James Purefoy {as King George VI}, Danny Webb, Jonathan Aris, George Anton, Steven Cree, Angela Costello, Peter Ormond, Ronan Corkey, Kevin Findlay, Ellie MacVicar, Jakub Quigley, Penny Sharp, Jacob Topen
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers online at YouTube: 3/2017 radio trailer #1 [2:35] • 5/2017 beaches trailer #2 [2:35]

Primary  Works

Churchill's WWII

6-volume "Second World War" = Bantam PB set pre 64)
"The Gathering Storm"
on HBO 2001 with Albert Finney & V. Redgrave
Their Finest Hour
The Grand Alliance
The Hinge of Fate
Closing The Ring
Triumph & Tragedy

A History of the English-Speaking Peoples; a four-volume history covering the period from
Caesar's invasions of Britain (55 BC) to the beginning of the First World War (1914)


Speeches,  Letters  &  Quotations

quotes book "Churchill By Himself"


Speeches video 6301038878


http://www.amazon.com/Churchill-Life-Speeches-Winston/dp/B0015NR2DO/ = dvd

Winston Churchill Wartime Speeches on audio CD  "Winston Churchill: Wartime Speeches"
Volume 1: 1937-1940" [2004]

Pickwick import audio CD [6/2004] 7 speeches for $11.29
Volume 2: 1940-1941" [2004]
Pickwick import audio CD [6/2004] 7 speeches for $11.51
Volume 3: 1941-1945" [2004]
Pickwick import audio CD [6/2004] 4 speeches for $11.40

Other  Works
Churchill etexts at Gutenberg Project & others, per UPenn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_the_Malakand_Field_Force [first book 1898[
Painting As a Pastime by Winston S. Churchill O.M.,
The Great Democracies by Winston S. Churchill
The Great Republic by Winston S. Churchill
The Island Race by Winston S. Churchill O.M., (1964)

Movies,  Stageplays,  Other  Media

Winston Churchill's credits [1901-06] at Internet Broadway Database
Winston Churchill's credits [since 1939] at Internet Movie Database

"Richard Carvel [Original, Play, Drama] Sep 11, 1900 - Jan 1901
Based on the novel by Winston Churchill
"The Crisis" [Original, Play, Drama, History] Nov 17, 1902 - Dec 1902
Adapted from his novel by Winston Churchill
"The Crossing" [Original, Play, Drama] Jan 1, 1906 - Jan 7, 1906
Adapted from his novel by Winston Churchill
"The Title Mart" [Original, Play] Feb 20, 1906 - Mar 1906 Written by Winston Churchill

Voices of History Volume 1 audio CD album  "Voices of History, Volume 1" [2006]
40 tracks on 2 disks including voices of Robert Lord Baden-Powell, Andrew Carnegie, Winston Churchill {'This Was Their Finest Hour' speech to House of Commons on 18 June 1940}, KIng Edward VIII, Mohandas K. Gandhi, King George VI, Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin, Florence Nightingale, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bertrand Russell, Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky & Woodrow Wilson
British Library audio CD [1/2006] 2 disks - out of prodn/used

The Complete Churchill Biography VHS set

Family & Friends & Homes

{maternal grandfather} American financier Leonard Walter Jerome [1817-91]

{father} Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill [1849-95]

{mother} Jennie Jerome Churchill [1854-1921]
Dark Lady: Winston Churchill's Mother and Her World
Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother

{brother} John Strange 'Jack' Spencer-Churchill [1880-1947]

{wife} Baroness Clementine Ogilvy Hozier Spencer-Churchill [1885-1977]
married 1908, widowed 1965
Winston and Clementine by Clementine Churchill

{daughter} Diana Churchill Bailey Sandys [1909-63]
{son} Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer-Churchill [1911-68]
{daughter} Sarah Millicent Hermione Churchill von Samek Beauchamp Touchet-Jesson [1914-82]
1981 autobiography "Keep On Dancing"
{daughter} Marigold Frances Churchill [1918-21]
{daughter} Baroness Mary Churchill Soames [b. 1922]

{grandson, son of Randolph} Winston Churchill, MP [1940–2010]
{granddaughter, daughter of Randolph} Arabella Churchill Barton McLeod [1949-2007]

not to be confused with
American author & politician Winston Churchill [1871-1947]
browse books • Broadway credits, 1900-1906 • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

ancestral home Blenheim Palace [built 1705-24]

Chartwell House [purchased 1922, to National Trust 1965]

10 Downing Street, London (while Prime Minister}

London residence in Hyde Park Gate

L i n k s

Sir Winston Churchill official website
Sir Winston Churchill Quotations Page at Working Minds
Winston Churchill entry at Wikipedia
museum = www.IWM.org.UK/cabinet/
Winston Churchill's credits [1901-06] at Internet Broadway Database

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