A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES was Winston Churchill’s final opus magnum. As history, it is flawed; as literature it is marvelously illuminating and entertaining. Just like the man himself. We explore it next, with the finish line in sight, on our marathon race through his book-length works.Read More »
STEMMING THE TIDE, the fourth volume of Winston Churchill’s collected postwar speeches, captured Winston Churchill at a crossroads. His return to No. 10 as Prime Minister arrives midway through the book. His age and declining health are the subtext throughout. We look to STEMMING THE TIDE next, in our chronological exploration of Churchill’s book-length works.Read More »
IN THE BALANCE was the the third of Churchill’s postwar speech volumes. How that man could talk! We unpack it next, as we pursue Winston Churchill through his book-length works.Read More »
Last week we celebrated Chartwell Bookseller’s 38th Birthday (on April 11, to be exact). No big to-do. We’re just glad we’re still here. This week, we resume our “Churchill Out of Hibernation” tour of Winston Churchill’s book-length works with EUROPE UNITE.Read More »
We interrupt our regularly scheduled “Churchill Out of Hibernation” installments to share with you a new book, just out, about Winston Churchill and his son Randolph: CHURCHILL & SON. Watch our in-store Zoom event with the author now.Read More »
PAINTING AS A PASTIME really is the promised gift of springtime. An essay of transcendence celebrating Winston Churchill’s favorite hobby (and, in fact, all hobbies) Painting As a Pastime first appeared in The Strand Magazine over two issues in December 1921 and January 1922 before being published as a delightful little book all its own that we celebrate next in our romp through Churchill’s book-length works.Read More »
This week, we pause in our chronological march through Winston Churchill’s book-length works for a look-back in celebration of THE RIVER WAR, Churchill’s second book, returning to print, unabridged, for the first time since its 1899 publication.
In the wake of World War II’s triumphant end and his own defeat as Prime Minister, Winston Churchill stepped out onto the world stage and embraced his new role as an elder statesman, whose words carried the weight of experience. THE SINEWS OF PEACE, his first volume of postwar speeches, collected many of those initial words. We unpack it next, in our look at his book-length works.Read More »
Often in triumph there is also tragedy. Our own moment attests to this. Winston Churchill titled the final volume of his war memoirs TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY. We delve into it next, as we sound the heights and depths of Churchill’s book-length works.Read More »
CLOSING THE RING ends on the eve of D-Day. Expectations are enormous. But what about the weather?
We have reached the penultimate volume (five) of Winston Churchill’s war memoirs in our ascent through his book-length works. How will it all turn out?
In every great battle there comes a point where the tide begins to turn. For Winston Churchill, in his war memoirs, that turning point was “THE HINGE OF FATE,” the title he gave to his fourth volume. We look to it next, as we scale the heights of Churchill’s book-length works.Read More »
England’s isolation ends in “THE GRAND ALLIANCE”, as allies — both friendly and unfriendly — at last join Churchill and Great Britain in a united stand against Hitler and his armies. Next up in our stampede through Winston Churchill’s book-length works, the third volume of his war memoirs.Read More »