(YA) Here is one volume and in the great man's own words, is a compendium of the experiences and opinions of Sir Winston Churchill. F.W. Heath, editor, has drawn extracts from Sir Winston's books , with the exception of the six volumes of The Second World War and A History of the English Speaking Peoples. The selections reach from My Early Life through The River War, the First World War and aftermath, and the warning of Step by Step to speeches during World War II, presented here under the heading, "The Voice of Courage." There is also a section devoted to famous men -- Lord Randolph Churchill, Marlborough, and great contemporaries, Shaw and Chamberlain among them. Upon leaving Sandhurst, Churchill remarks that the world "opened like Aladdin's cave... an endless moving picture in which one was an actor." This volume, essentially devoted, as was his life, to war and politics, holds the fascination of personal and public history.