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The literary Churchill : author, reader, actor, Jonathan Rose

Label
The literary Churchill : author, reader, actor
Title
The literary Churchill
Title remainder
author, reader, actor
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Rose
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This literary biography introduces a Churchill we have not known before. Author Jonathan Rose explores in tandem Churchill's careers as statesman and author, revealing the profound influence of literature and theater on Churchill's personal, carefully composed grand story and on the decisions he made throughout his political life. Rose analyzes Churchill's writings and their reception (he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 and was a best-selling author), and chronicles 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. Rose investigates the effect of Churchill's passion for theater 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 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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DLC
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1952-
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Rose, Jonathan
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Great Britain
Label
The literary Churchill : author, reader, actor, Jonathan Rose
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The theatre rage -- An uneducated man -- A pushing age -- War of the worlds -- A portrait of the artist -- Publicity capital -- Things to come -- Comédie anglaise -- On the stage of history -- What actually happened -- Revolutionaries -- The chancellor's star turn -- That special relationship -- The apple cart -- The producer -- Blackout -- The loaded pause -- The hour of fate and the crack of doom -- This different England -- The war poet -- Victory? -- The summit -- The last whig -- The terrible ifs
Control code
FIEb17635901
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 516 pages
Isbn
9780300204070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861497403
Label
The literary Churchill : author, reader, actor, Jonathan Rose
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The theatre rage -- An uneducated man -- A pushing age -- War of the worlds -- A portrait of the artist -- Publicity capital -- Things to come -- Comédie anglaise -- On the stage of history -- What actually happened -- Revolutionaries -- The chancellor's star turn -- That special relationship -- The apple cart -- The producer -- Blackout -- The loaded pause -- The hour of fate and the crack of doom -- This different England -- The war poet -- Victory? -- The summit -- The last whig -- The terrible ifs
Control code
FIEb17635901
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 516 pages
Isbn
9780300204070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861497403

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