Winston Churchill Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Albjerg, Victor L. Winston Churchill. New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., 1973, 246 p.

Critical biography of Churchill that includes a selected bibliography of works by and about Churchill.


Ashley, Maurice. Churchill as Historian. London: Secker and Warburg, 1968, 259 p.

Critical analysis of Churchill's historical writings; includes a chapter on “Churchill's Method of Writing History.”

Eade, Charles, ed. Churchill by His Contemporaries. Stratford Place and London: Hutchinson, 1953, 528 p.

Collection of essays by Churchill's colleagues and others on various aspects of his career, including his novel-writing, his political candidacy, and his military experience.

Mackesy, Piers. “Churchill as Chronicler: The Narvik Episode.” History Today 35 (March 1985): 14-20.

Analyzes the political reasons why Churchill openly blamed one of his generals for the Allied failure to recapture Norway in 1940.

Weidhorn, Manfred. Sword and Pen: A Survey of the Writings of Sir Winston Churchill. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1974, 269 p.

Breaks up Churchill's writing career into six periods according to the phases of his military and political career.

———. A Harmony of Interests: Explorations in the Mind of Sir Winston Churchill. London and Toronto: Associated University Presses, 1992, 192 p.

Examines the evolution of Churchill's thinking as a militarist, politician, and historian.

Young, G. M. “The Oratory of Winston Churchill.” London Mercury 38, No. 226 (August 1938): 308-16.

Uses extensive quotations from Churchill's speeches before Parliament just prior to the outbreak of World War II to conclude that the politician, while a powerful speaker, was obscuring the issues.

Additional coverage of Churchill's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Concise Dictionary of British Literary Biography, 1890-1914; Contemporary Authors, Vols. 97-100; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 100; Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series, Vol. 16; DISCovering Authors 3.0; and Major 20th-Century Writers, Editions 1 and 2.