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Great Contemporaries free pdf Churchill Sizes Up the Giants of His Age, Offers Wisdom for Our Own Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on the strength of u201chis mastery of historical and biographical description.u201d Nowhere is that mastery more evident than in Great Contemporaries(1937), which features Churchillu2019s brief lives of those he called u201cGreat Men of our age.u201d ISI Books is proud to publish a brand-new, illustrated edition of this neglected classic. 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. This editionuthe first in twenty yearsuincludes five essays that have never appeared in any previous version, some thirty black-and-white photographs, and an enlightening introduction and annotations by noted Churchill scholar James W. Muller. 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 older regimes based on tradition and aristocratic privilege. Churchillu2019s keen observations take on new importance in our own age of roiling political change. Ultimately, Great Contemporaries provides fascinating insight into the statesmanu2019s perspective. Churchillu2019s objective is clear: he tries to learn from these giants what makes a man great. He approaches his subjects with a measuring eye, finding their limitations at least as revealing as their merits. This handsome new edition of Great Contemporaries brings back Churchillu2019s unmatched insights and unforgettable prose for a new generation of readers and leaders.

About Sir Winston S. Churchill

Winston S. Churchill (1874u1965) served twice as prime minister of the United Kingdom, held numerous political and cabinet positions, fought in wars on four continents, and wrote more than forty books. In 1953 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. About the Editor James W. Muller, professor of political science at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, is academic chairman of the Churchill Centre, a by-fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, and a recipient of the Farrow Award for Excellence in Churchill Studies. He is the editor Winston Churchillu2019s Thoughts and Adventures, also available from ISI Books.

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Author : Sir Winston S. Churchill
Publisher : ISI Books
Data Published : 30 November 2011
ISBN : 1935191993
EAN : 9781935191995
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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