Winston Churchill is a renowned historical figure, whose remarkable political and military career continues to enthral. This book consists of short, highly readable chapters on key aspects of the 20th century and the role that Churchill played in them. Written by leading experts, the chapters draw on documents from Churchill's extensive personal papers as well as cutting–edge scholarship. Ranging from Churchill's youthful statesmanship to the period of the Cold War, the volume considers his military strategy during both World Wars as well as dealing with the social, political and economic issues that helped define the Churchillian era.
Suitable for those coming to Churchill for the first time, as well as providing new insights for those already familiar with his life, this is a sparkling collection of essays that provides an enlightening history of Churchill and the 20th century.
1. Introduction Richard Toye (University of Exeter, UK)
2. Churchill: The Young Statesman, 1901-1914 David Thackeray (University of Exeter, UK)
3. Winston Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty, 23 October 1911 - 24 May 1915 Martin Thornton, (University of Leeds, UK)
4. Churchill as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1924-9) and the Return to the Gold Standard Peter Catterall (University of Westminster, UK)
5. Churchill and Labour Chris Wrigley (University of Nottingham, UK)
6. Churchill and the Conservative Party Stuart Ball (University of Leicester, UK)
7. Churchill and Women Paul Addison (University of Edinburgh, UK)
8. Churchill and Empire Richard Toye
9. Churchill and the Islamic World Warren Dockter (University of Cambridge, UK)
10. Churchill and Airpower Richard Overy (University of Exeter, UK)
11. Churchill as Strategist in World War Two Jeremy Black (University of Exeter, UK)
12. The Birth of the Anglo-American 'Special Relationship' David Woolner (Roosevelt Institute)
13. Churchill and Nuclear Weapons Kevin Ruane (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)
14. Winston Churchill and the Cold War Kevin Ruane