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“[A] delightful, informative, and worthy addition to the groaning shelf of Churchill biography” ―Globe and Mail (Canada)
“In Mr. Churchill's Profession, an account of his career as an author, Peter Clarke argues that writing was not merely Churchill's vocation but the very center of his working life…” ―Maya Jasonoff, Wall Street Journal
“Detailing Churchill's writing aids of whiskey and stenographers as well as his income, Clarke will interest many in Churchill's authorial career.” ―Gilbert Taylor, Booklist
“Original, gap-filling, engagingly presented scholarship.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Clarke enhances his distinguished reputation as a scholar of modern Britain … with this original perspective on Winston Churchill.” ―Publishers Weekly
Peter Clarke's many books include Keynes: The Rise, Fall, and Return of the 20th Century's Most Influential Economist; The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire; The Keynesian Revolution in the Making, 1924-1936; and the acclaimed final volume of the Penguin History of Britain, Hope and Glory, Britain 1900-2000.
The book shows the author side of Mr. Churchill and how he used his author skills to support his personal finances throughout his life. We almost always see Mr. Read morePublished 14 months ago by S. Cremona
This biography is one which shows how talented Churchill was. His writing and his mastery of the English language is one of his gifts to the world. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Virginia E. Selanik
The son of a USAAF bomber pilot and an Irish lass who spent the early 40s dodging German bombs and V-rockets, not always without injury, I heard conflicting opinions about... Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by Paul Cool
This is an interesting book that evaluates Churchill's career as a writer and a historian. It probably will be no surprise that Churchill was pleased in his early 20s to discover... Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by M. A Newman
Yes, I still admire Mr. Churchill but thanks to Peter Clarke, I now see him as lifesize. Soldier, writer, statesman, Churchil played all those positions and played them well. Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by Jane Pall
Mr. Churchill's book gives a fascinating account of one man's lengthy struggle to live beyond his means. Read morePublished on January 19, 2013 by Innovator