Books by Winston S. Churchill

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 1997

"Randolph's career is a historical footnote, but the author's close examination of his father's complex relationship with Winston Churchill, augmented with excerpts from their voluminous correspondence, make this a valuable contribution to Churchill scholarship."
A "filial and objective" biography of Winston S. Churchill's only son, Randolph, by Randolph's son. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 19, 1967

"Little here for students of long-range causes and effects, but highly readable raw material for the under-informed and the battle replayers."
Randolph Churchill sat at home and tuned in on one the recent Israeli-Arab conflict. Read full book review >
GREAT DESTINY by Winston S.  Churchill
Released: March 15, 1965

"This volume, essentially devoted, as was his life, to war and politics, holds the fascination of personal and public history."
Released: Nov. 30, 1959

"Extensive promotion by radio and TV will help launch the book."
This reports the details on the publisher's edition of Life magazine's condensed History, originally published in 6 volumes. Read full book review >
Released: March 17, 1958

"This rounds out a great work, but stands firmly on its own."
A tremendous achievement, this four volume history of the countries that comprise the English speaking peoples of the globe. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 14, 1957

"Memorable history, vividly written, intensely personal in projection and execution, this is again an exciting publishing event."
The span of time from 1688 to 1815, covered in this third volume, compassed three major revolutions,- revolutions in a political and military sense, but revolutions, too, that profoundly affected mankind. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 26, 1956

The drama of England gathers momentum in this second volume, as the Tudors take over and the War of the Roses comes to an end with the death of Richard III. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: April 23, 1956

"Exciting and revealing reading, this provides the background we need for other reading-fact and fiction, and leaves us with eager anticipation for the volumes to come."
A rare gift for vision, a sense of drama, a genius for the right word, an imaginative sense of people and story are here applied to the beginnings of a great people. Read full book review >
Released: April 16, 1956

"Watch for this- as it may be blown up into a newsworthy publishing event."
Not many people know that at 24 Winston Churchill wrote his one and only novel. Read full book review >
EUROPE UNITE by Winston S.  Churchill
Released: June 15, 1950

"But Churchill's speeches are integral to modern history."
This is a companion volume to The Sinews of Peace, and incorporates the main speeches made by this greatest of modern craters during 1947-48. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 1950

"A sure best seller- as well as documentarily important."
Nothing available in advance of finished books (as noted on P. 674) so this report is anticlimactic in view of the extensive reviews already released, which seem collectively to say what we were saying anyhow. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 1950

"While this is not such easy reading as the two earlier volumes, there is an enormous amount of thrilling contemporary history encompassed in this period of victory beginning to seem possible out of disaster and defeat."
Third in the four volume history of the war, and the one most intimately concerned with strategy and Britain's terrific responsibility in carrying on virtual global warfare single handed. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 7, 1950

"Having sold 60,000 in England, this will have heavy advertising from the publisher, with postcards and display cards available to bookstores."
A thoroughly charming and polished brief for the cultivation of hobbies — particularly painting. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 1949

"Nonetheless, a sure best seller."
Newspaper syndication and LIFE magazine serialization have brought a generous proportion of the text of this second volume of Churchill's war memoirs to an eager public. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 1948

"Vivid pen portraits throughout add immeasurably to the whole."
A tremendous book of which the digests made for Life and the necessarily cut excerpts in the New York Times gave no conception. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1947

"A book for reference, for pick-up reading, in a collection of pregnant extracts from his words."
This may well roll up considerable sales on the Churchill name and the opportunity Their Finest Hour affords booksellers to call this small book to customers' attention. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 22, 1946

"It lacks — however — the spark that distinguishes Churchill's more public utterances."
Life Magazine published three of these speeches made in secret sessions of Parliament, — The Battle of the Atlantic, The Fall of Singapore, Darlan and the North African Landings — and good publicity cleared the newsstands of the issues almost as they came from the press-evidence of the lively interest in what the Prime Minister has said. Read full book review >
VICTORY by Winston S.  Churchill
Released: Aug. 7, 1946

"There are the usual assortment of long speeches and short, of messages, statements, answers, etc. Only too fast the public forgets- and the market for these papers is shrinking."
There are the 1945 speeches, from January through his defeat in the general election, a collection which covers a vital seven months in a fast changing world, months in which President Roosevelt died and Germany capitulated. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 1944

"Calendars of events, notes, etc. add to their interest."
Shops and Public Libraries already know their market for these annual collections of Prime Minister Churchill's speeches, papers, public statements. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 6, 1943

Once again Winston Churchill proves that the power of his words lies in the spirit of the man behind the words, and that they read as well as they sound — a second time as well as a first. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 21, 1942

"And always that perfect balance between challenge, realism, drama."
Previous records show that Churchill's books creep slowly on to best seller lists, and stay there a long time. Read full book review >
Released: April 14, 1941

"Chance for plus sales on other two."
While England Slept and Step by Step were prophetic and challenging, Churchill was considered by many as a Cassandra, speaking out of turn. Read full book review >
STEP BY STEP, 1936-1939 by Winston S.  Churchill
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Aug. 25, 1939

"The material comes up to May of the current year."
While England Slept was a best seller. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 30, 1938

"This is scarcely likely to repeat the sales, in view of the nature of the content, but it is a book for all who would keep abreast of thought (and emotions) in England."
Churchill has had as full a career as statesman, soldier, war correspondent and author as any Britisher today. Read full book review >
GREAT CONTEMPORARIES by Winston S.  Churchill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1937

"Interesting, well written and worth reading."
Autobiography, in that it contains segments of his early life and associates. Read full book review >
Released: June 15, 1937

"His style is vigorous always."
This is an essential item for anyone who has the other volumes, and this should include libraries — public and college. Read full book review >
Released: March 15, 1935

"Not only is it an outstanding biography, but a brilliant picture of colorful days."
The first two volumes of the Marlborough brought favorable returns throughout the country, and enthusiastic reviews. Read full book review >
MARLBOROUGH by Winston S.  Churchill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1933

"One of the great biographies of our times."
Just to draw to your attention again the fact that Vol. Read full book review >