British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England to Lord Randolph Churchill and Lady Jennie Churchill, who was an American.
Winston wrote about his mother in his book "My Early Life". He said she "always seemed like a fairy princess... She shone for me like the Evening Star. I loved her dearly - but at a distance" She was always too busy with her social life to be bothered with her child.
At age eight his parents enrolled him in St. George's, a boarding school at Ascot. He wrote to them that he was happy there, but actually he hated it and did not do well at all. His teachers thought he was "a very naughty boy", and he was frequently punished. He ranked last in his class and was considered lazy.
His headmaster said of him, "He is a constant trouble to everybody and is always in some scrape or other. He cannot be trusted to behave himself anywhere."
Churchill and FDR 1941
On May 10, 1940, when he was sixty-six years old he became prime minister of Great Britain. He said, " I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial".
He declared, " Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will say, 'This was their finest hour'".
In 1953 Queen Elizabeth knighted him and he became "Sir Winston Churchill", a member of the highest order of British knighthood.
That same year he also won the Nobel peace prize for literature.
During World War II he had many meetings with Franklin Delano Roosevelt as they mapped out a strategy to win the war against the Axis Powers. Joseph Stalin joined them at Yalta, and they became known as "The Big Three". See FDR Resources.
In 1963 The United States Congress voted to make Winston Churchill an honorary citizen of the United States.
He died two years later at the age of ninety after suffering a stroke.
This biography by Patsy Stevens, a retired teacher, was written in 2007.
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From Word Central's Student Dictionary
by Merriam - Webster
(Pronunciation note: the schwa sound is shown by ə)
a woman who teaches and trains a child in a private home
a council for discussing government business
the supreme legislative body of various political units
as the British parliament
Pronunciation: 'wo(ə)r-"mə[ng]-gər, -"mah[ng]-
one who urges or attempts to stir up war
the chief officer of the government in some countries
a political unit (as a nation or state)
a man honored by a sovereign for merit
and in Great Britain ranking below a baronet
sudden weakening or loss of consciousness
or the power to feel or move caused by the breaking
or blocking (as by a clot) of a blood vessel in the brain
called also apoplexy
Winston Churchill: Soldier, Statesman, Artist
By Severance / Houghton-mifflin
Winston Churchill both experienced and influenced the great social and political changes of the first half of the twentieth century. Chruchill was elected to Parliament in 1900; by the time he resigned as Prime Minister of Great Britain, in 1955, he had served under six monarchs and through two world wars. He had changed political parties twice, worked for social reforms, been voted in and out of office, and advocated strong government action to solve problems, even when it was unpopular.
This fascinating chronicle of Churchill's life includes many of his own words - demonstrating the resonance and power with which he used the English language. Churchill's speeches and writings embody the foresight, imagination, and charismatic strength that sustained his countrymen as they fought for their nation's survival. His statesmanship, crucial to England and her allies during both war and peacetime, has had a lasting impact on today's world.
Carefully researched, deftly written, and lavishly illustrated with photographs, Winston Churchill: Soldier Statesman, Artist is a vivid portrait of a unique twentieth-century leader and the dramatic times in which he lived.
By John Perry / Thomas Nelson
Master statesman and orator Winston Churchill was in no small way responsible for the WWII Allied victory over the Axis powers. At many times he stood alone leading the fight against Hitler, absolute in his belief that Britain must "with all the strength that God can give us wage war against a monstrous tyranny." From where did he derive his strength and comfort? In this Christian Encounters biography, discover how Churchill's Anglican faith sustained him during some of the darkest hours in human history.
Wit and Wisdom of Winston Churchill: A Treasury of More Than One Thousand Quotations And...
By James Humes / Harpercollins
An enormously entertaining compendium of witticisms, anecdotes, and trivia about Winston Churchill by a former White House speechwriter.
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