Great contemporaries

by Winston S. Churchill

Publisher: Fontana Books in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 317 Downloads: 229
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  • Biography -- 20th century,
  • Great Britain -- Biography

Edition Notes

StatementWinston S. Churchill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD412.6 C48
The Physical Object
Pagination317 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages317
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21705278M

The Hitler chapter in Great Contemporaries, like the rest of the book, was derived from a previous this case the original was “The Truth about Hitler,” in The Strand Magazine of November (Cohen C). Ronald Cohen notes that Strand editor Reeves Shaw, who paid him £ for the article, wanted Churchill to make it “as outspoken as you possibly can absolutely frank in. This article is fascinating not just for what it said, but for how it was considerably expurgated and tamed when published less than two years later in October in Churchill’s well-known book, Great Contemporaries. There, in the form it has become known to most . Great Contemporaries. Product Details. Category: books SKU: MEP Title: Great Contemporaries Author: Winston S. Churchill Book binding: N/A Publisher: Readers Union and T. Butterworth Year of publication: N/A Condition: GOOD Description. This book has been inspected carefully by hand by trained book valuers to ensure the condition description is as accurate as Seller Rating: % positive. “Discussion of topic, book mention, The Times. 30 May ” – “Article by Field on Attlee, Liverpool Echo, 6 June ” – “'Attlee's Great Contemporaries takes us back to an age when people went into politics to help the poor and strive for the common good, not to fill their pockets with taxpayers' money.

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. ( x inches). Illustrated with 21 mono photo portraits including George Bernard Shaw, Leon Trotsky, Lawrence of Arabia, Hindenburg & Hitler and King George V. A neat previous owners name to the front blank free endpaper, dated , otherwise a clean and bright copy internally. Original dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Finest Hour , Autumn Page 18 Great Contemporaries – Churchill’s Rosebery: “The best study in the book” By James W. Muller Professor Muller is chairman of the Department of Political Science at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and of The Churchill Centre Board of Academic Advisers. He is the editor of several new and [ ]. Get print book. No eBook available. AbeBooks; Great Contemporaries. Winston Churchill. Thornton Butterworth Limited, - Biography - pages. 0 Reviews. Personal studies of famous men, including King George V, Joseph Chamberlain and Hitler. What people are saying - Write a review. GREAT CONTEMPORARIES. by Winston S. Churchill. BUY NOW FROM MORE BY WINSTON S. CHURCHILL. Nonfiction. HIS FATHER'S SON. by Winston S. Churchill Nonfiction. our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

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Great Contemporaries profiles towering figures ranging from Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Lawrence of Arabia and Leon Trotsky to Charlie Chaplin, H.

Wells, Rudyard Kipling and George Bernard Shaw. 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 /5(21).

GREAT CONTEMPORARIES is a collection of essays about 21 men whom Winston S. Churchill felt contributed to the course of the world in which he lived.

The central theme is a group of British statesmen who shone in the late s and early in this century--Blafour, Chamberlain, Rosebery, Morley, Asquith and /5.

`Great Contemporaries' is a fascinating, informative and enjoyable series of 22 "essays on Great Men of our age" which Churchill wrote during the s. To read them is to hear that unforgettable voice describing to you the people he Great contemporaries book and the critical events of three decades/5(32).

"Great Contemporaries", is a book that is more about the men and women he knew than about the Author. He is evident throughout the read, as the impressions of these people of History are his. The 21 profiles he shares with the reader are incredible in their range, and that they were his "contemporaries" is one testament to the History he /5(30).

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Great Contemporaries, by Winston S. Churchill at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : RosettaBooks. Great Contemporaries is a collection of 25 short biographical essays about famous people, written by Winston Churchill.

The original collection was published in and included 21 essays mainly written between and Four were added to the book in the edition, about Lord Fisher, Charles Stewart Parnell, Lord Baden-Powell and Franklin D. : Winston Churchill. Ultimately, Great Contemporaries provides fascinating insight into the statesman's perspective.

Churchill's objective is clear: he tries to learn from these giants in order to discover what makes a man great. He approaches his subjects with a measuring eye, finding their limitations at least as. Well-written short bios of Churchill's great contemporaries. Churchill's writing is always entertaining, and he doesn't disappoint with this book.

Each chapter is a mini biography of a famous public figure whose career overlapped with Churchill's. Addeddate Identifier Identifier-ark ark://t8ff8xz84 Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Scanner. London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., First edition, first printing.

Hardcover. This is the British first edition, first printing, increasingly elusive thus in the first printing dust jacket. Great Contemporaries is Churchill's much-praised collection of insightful essays about 21 leading personalities of the day - including the likes of Lawrence, Shaw, and, most famously, Hitler.

Great Contemporaries is a series of essays written between and on the "great" leaders of the day. Churchill knew many of these leaders personally, and is able to supplement what might otherwise be a dry recitation of the facts of a career with personal stories and vignettes/5(28).

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May show signs of minor shelf wear and. Written in the decade before Churchill became prime minister, these brilliant portraits of the giants of his age offer wisdom for our own.

This brand-new illustrated edition of Great Contemporaries profiles towering figures ranging from Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Lawrence of Arabia, and Leon Trotsky to Charlie Chaplin, H. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, and George Bernard Shaw. Hardcover. First edition, first printing.

This is the British first edition, first printing, increasingly elusive thus in the first printing dust jacket. Great Contemporaries is Churchill's much-praised collection of insightful essays about 21 leading personalities of the day - including the likes of.

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Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Churchill, Winston, Great contemporaries. London: Macmillan,   Great Contemporaries is a collection of 25 short biographical essays about famous people written by Winston Churchill.

The original collection of 21 essays published in were mainly written between and The original edition of this collection of articles was published in (Thornton Butterworth); subsequent editions appeared in (with four new articles, including a portrait of FDR) and in (in which articles on Trotsky and Roosevelt were omitted for political reasons).

This first American edition makes available Churchill's eloquent and personal observations on 25 prominent people /5(2).

The latest and best edition of Churchill’s book of biographical sketches, Great Contemporaries, added several important essays to the revised and extended concerns the imaginative English writer who, with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, was among the fathers of science fiction.“I am a great reader of Wells,” Churchill wrote.

Collector's Guide. Great Contemporaries comprises twenty-one penetrating profiles of political and literary utter delight to read, beautifully written and brutally opinionated (Hitler comes off just a bit better than George Bernard Shaw), the ensuing “Revised” edition (and most future reprints) added four new profiles: Lord Fisher, Charles Stewart Parnell, Lord Baden-Powell.

Great contemporaries by Winston S. Churchill; 20 editions; First published in ; Subjects: 20th century, Great Britain, Biography, Statesmen; Places: Great Britain.

Fore-Edge Edge of the book furthest from the spine. Occasionally the text of a book will be put into a specialized book press and painted, often with a scene from the book or a landscape, so that the painting is invisible when the book is closed but visible when somebody bends the text and fans the pages—known as a fore-edge painting.

Nowhere is that mastery more evident than in Great Contemporaries—which features Churchill's profiles of many of the major figures of his time.

These short biographies cover political and cultural personalities ranging from Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Lawrence of Arabia, and Leon Trotsky to Charlie Chaplin, H. Wells, Rudyard Kipling. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

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Inscription by Churchill to E. Chamberlain in the book, Great Contemporaries Also includes a typed note on 10 Downing Street note paper which says ”With Mr. Churchill’s Compliments A Souvenir of 10 Downing Street, – 26th July, ”.

History Audiobooks Winston Churchill - Great Contemporaries. Paul Reid -- The Last Lion- Winston Spencer Churchill- Defender of the Realm. "Great Contemporaries" was published in and contained 21 essays about major figures, such as Trotsky, Hitler and Lawrence of Arabia.

It was re-published in with four new articles on Fisher, Parnell, Baden-Powell and Roosevelt, which are included in this edition. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Great Contemporaries by Winston Churchill (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.

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Hon. Winston S. Churchill, C.H., M.P. (read 18 Feb ) This book consists of 21 Macaulay-imitating essays on figures contemporary to Churchill. They aren't as good as Macaulay's but I enjoyed them, and his essay on Hitler, while it calls Hitler evil and condemns him, has some suggestion he might turn /5(4).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. 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.