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Thoughts and Adventures: Churchill Reflects on Spies, Cartoons, Flying, and the Future

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More than any other book by Winston Churchill, the wide-ranging THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES allows the contemporary reader to grasp the extraordinary variety and depth of Churchill’s mature thoughts on the questions, both grave and gay, facing modern man.



Churchill begins by asking what it would be like to live your life over again and ends by describing his love affair with pa
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Paperback, 350 pages
Published June 15th 2009 by Intercollegiate Studies Institute (first published January 1st 1932)
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Mar 15, 2017 Taylor rated it it was amazing
I have been fascinated by what I know about Winston Churchill but never before had I read his own writing. This book offered a great window into his character with innumerable inspirational phrases throughout.
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Jan 01, 2017 Brian rated it it was amazing
The perfect combination of excellent writing, history lesson, and wisdom from one of the 20th century's most powerful thinkers and leaders. Every page offers several of all three delights.
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Jan 02, 2015 Keith Schnell rated it it was amazing
This collection of magazine and newspaper articles written by Winston Churchill in the 1920s and '30s is fascinating because, being written before anyone, including Churchill himself, knew of his great lifetime achievement, they give a more balanced picture of his strengths and weaknesses as a politician and public man. In particular, Churchill muses on several occasions how great it would if someone in Parliament understood Economics, which if anything reflects Churchill's own definite ignoranc ...more
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Aug 15, 2009 Paul rated it really liked it
Here in this volume a new generation of readers will be exposed to this remarkable man who, though far from infallible or bereft of blind spots, nonetheless strides across our age like legend out of antiquity.

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (Can) was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman, orator and strategist, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army. A prolific author, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his own historical writings, "for his mastery ...more
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