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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1953 was awarded to Winston Churchill "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values".

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Great Contemporaries

Winston Churchill was the 3rd son of Lord Randolf Churchill, who was the 3rd son of the 7th Duke of Marlborough. He received his education at Harrow and later joined the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Sir Winston Churchill joined politics in 1900 (at the age of 26 years) and remained a Member of Parliament - almost without a break - till 1954. I like and recommend his well known book Great Contemporaries which is an portrayal of Churchill's estimate of his contemporaries. Writing about another Nobel Laureate, G B Shaw, he says: George Bernard Shaw was one of my earliest antipathies ... It is a source of pride to any nation to have nursed one of those recording spirits who can illuminate to the eye of remote posterity many aspects of the age in which we live. Saint, sage and clown; venerable, profound and irrepressible, Bernard Shaw receives, if not the salutes, at least the handclappings of a generation which honors him as another link in the humanities of peoples, and as the greatest living master of Letters in the English speaking world (with a pinch of salt please).
/Dilbag Firdausi, India

My Early Life

Churchill's narrative is very witty and I just like the way he writes and admire his character a lot!
/Steven Teoh Say, Malaysia

The Birth of Britain: A History of the English Speaking Peoples

It gives a detailed description of the political history of medieval Britain with some poetic flourishes.
/Gregory Thomas Bogosian, United States

The Second World War

The whole awful and glorious narrative of mankind's greatest conflict.
/Shane Leslie Mattison, Canada
Mr Chamberlain had vacated the office of the PM of Great Britain - to be occupied by Sir Winston Churchill and the second world war was raging. Mr Churchill is supposed to have stored official correspondence of each and every 'Dispatch' in his personal files for future use as an 'Authentic' history of the war. Churchill had a habit of having his 'way' right from choosing the Regiment for himself - The 3rd Hussars. Few differed with him because of his wit. I like and recommend his 'WORLD WAR 2' because of its authenticity.
/Dilbag Firdausi, India
Sir Winston Churchill loved liberty (except that of Colonial Nations). Being descendent of Lords, 1st Minister of Her Majesty's Government, cousin to the Queen Herself, an Army Officer during WW1, a War Correspondent, an Escapee from the Boer captivity - Sir Churchill was the Man of The Century. I like and recommend his WW2 which is authentic, first-hand and almost autobiographical. A pathos written with the precision of a watchmaker.
/Dilbag Firdausi, India
To know the history of second world war.
/Rokeya Rahima, Bangladesh
I am a history lover and have read many many authors on WW@, Churchill is clear and sure of his ground. A beautiful expose of a gruesome happening.
/JC Eriksen, United States
He was an icon of liberty and strong faith of their nation during the time of wars because of his brilliant speech in 1940 (“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat”). It summarizes his mission in WWII and shows this important era by literary logic in magnificent volumes.
/Moatazmohsen, Egypt
An evidence of his program to overcome the crisis of his country and about his courage to defeat hard times by honest heart.
/Moatazmohsen, Egypt
With intelligence, and humor, and great poignancy, Sir Winston told us how he won WWII all by himself and in spite of the other participants. I write this with tongue in cheek, and Sir Winston was often his own greatest fan. However, Sir Winston wrote brilliantly about a very difficult subject of almost impossible breadth and depth. He wove the many strands of the story together masterfully, gave a view of both the forest and the trees, and made it readable and even enjoyable. I learned an enormous amount, and sometimes couldn't put it down! I wish that I could have met this great man who made history and then wrote about it.
/Barbara Katz, United States
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