With a foreword from Boris Johnson, an anthology of Churchill's writing for the Daily Telegraph together with some of the newspaper's coverage of Churchill's life. It was a surprisingly long relationship starting in 1897 with a report from the further reaches of the British Empire. There are the great set pieces, the calls to arms, the warnings and his visions and plans but amongst all this seriousness there are lighter more personal pieces - on his love of painting and some surprising little gems like the black swan missing from Chartwell and its subsequent discovery in the south of Holland. Overall the book gives a very different view of Churchill from young man to world statesman, complementing the many biographies with his own words and views.~ Sue Baker
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Telegraph on Winston Churchill is a collection of articles on Churchill from the archives of the Telegraph. Drawing together the best contributions and reports, it will feature the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill's life. Churchill held power during one of the most turbulent times in recent history, and his life and deeds have been fastidiously documented in print, covering everything from the various wars of which he was a part, to his political policy, witicisms and speeches, and eventual death. This book will draw together the best of the paper's reportage to create a new account of Churchill's life and times, as depicted though the pages of the Telegraph. The aim is to publish this book in May 2015, to coincide with Churchill 2015: A unique initiative to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill, fifty years after his death, sixty years after his first resignation as prime minister, and seventy-five years after his 'finest hour' in 1940. Organisations such as Blenheim Palace, The House of Parliament, The Churchill Centre, Churchill War Rooms and Imperial War Museum are just some of the participants confirmed as hosting Churchill 2015, and will provide opportunities to promote the book.
Churchill’s links with the Daily Telegraph were long and remarkably varied. His first contribution was as an aspiring journalist during the late 19th century, reporting on events in far-flung corners of the British Empire such as the Indian North-West frontier, or on the Boer War in South Africa. The last entries in this book are contemporary reflections on the great statesman’s life nearly seventy years later. In between, there are reviews of some of his many books, his thoughts on art, and even short pieces on his pets, including the loss of Toby, his favourite budgie. Most of the articles, however, give an insight into the major political issues of Churchill’s life, from Irish Home Rule, through the rise of Hitler, to the Cold War and a united Europe. The result is a fascinating insight into British history as it unfolded and into the man who was at the heart of so much of it.
Publication date: 28/05/2015
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
|Publication date:||28th May 2015|
|Author:||Dr. A. Warren Dockter|
|Publisher:||Aurum Press Ltd|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, History, The Real World,|
Dr Warren Dockter is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and gained his PhD at the University of Nottingham in July 2012. He has taught at the University of Exeter and the University of Worcester and was an Archives By-Fellow at Churchill College. His research interest lies in British Imperialism in the Middle East during the late nineteenth and twentieth century, encapsulating orientalism and trans-national historical approaches.More About Dr. A. Warren Dockter