Letters for the Ages Winston Churchill: The Private and Personal Letters
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About the Author
Sir Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two occasions, from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Celebrated as one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century, he was also a gifted orator, statesman and historian. The author of more than 40 books, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and in 1963 was made an honorary citizen of the United States.Allen Packwood is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge and the Director of the Churchill Archives Centre. He has co-curated exhibitions at the Library of Congress and the Morgan Library and has written extensively on the life of Winston Churchill. James Drake is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Founder at Of Lost Time, an innovative literary unit which uncovers the hidden stories of the past through the power of personal correspondence. When James is not trawling through historical letters, he is seeking to improve the health and welfare of people impacted by head injuries through his Drake Foundation, and supporting the next generation of exceptional musicians through his Drake Calleja Trust.
"...a valuable contribution to ever-popular Churchill history... [provides] an unvarnished view of Churchill through personal correspondence between the man and family, friends, and contemporaries." --Booklist"An edifying peek at what "Winny" wrote behind the scenes...A treasure trove of Churchill's correspondence." An edifying peek at what "Winny" wrote behind the scenes...A treasure trove of Churchill's correspondence. --Washington Independent Review of Books "A must have for the serious Churchill aficionado and anyone interested in gaining a fuller understanding of the great man." --The Churchillian "an introduction to the private and personal Churchill that often gets lost in the larger works of history and biography." --New York Journal of Books