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    DescriptionThis strikingly original book introduces a Winston Churchill we have not known before. Award-winning author Jonathan Rose explores in tandem Churchill's careers as statesman and author, revealing the profound influence of literature and theatre on Churchill's personal, carefully composed grand story and on the decisions he made throughout his political life. Rose provides in this expansive literary biography an analysis of Churchill's writings and their reception (he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and was a best-selling author), and a chronicle of his dealings with publishers, editors, literary agents, and censors. The book also identifies an array of authors who shaped Churchill's own writings and politics: George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Margaret Mitchell, George Orwell, Oscar Wilde, and many more. Rose investigates the effect of Churchill's passion for theatre on his approach to reportage, memoirs and historical works. Perhaps most remarkably, Rose reveals the unmistakable influence of Churchill's reading on every important episode of his public life, including his championship of social reform, plans for the Gallipoli invasion, command during the Blitz, crusade for Zionism, and efforts to prevent a nuclear arms race. In a fascinating conclusion, Rose traces the significance of Churchill's writings to later generations of politicians, among them President John F. Kennedy as he struggled to extricate the U.S. from the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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    The Literary Churchill
    Author, Reader, Actor
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Rose
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 506
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,021 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300204070
    ISBN 10: 0300204078

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 941.084092
    BIC subject category V2: BGL
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15740
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000, BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A41203022, A25010200
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 828.91209
    BISAC region code:
    LC classification: DA566.9.C5 R649 2014
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    Thema V1.0: DNBL, DNBH, NHD, DSBH
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACB
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    16 black-&-white illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    28 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Jonathan Rose is William R. Kenan Jr Professor of History at Drew University. His 2001 book for Yale, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes, was winner of many prizes including the Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History and was named a Book of the Year by The Economist magazine.
    Review quote
    '[Rose] assembles a mass of fascinating information about Churchill's writings, readings, and politicking, much of it until now available only in the archives at Churchill College.'--Cita Stelzer, "TLS"--Cita Stelzer"TLS" (07/18/2014)