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The International Churchill Society’s concise guide to Winston Churchill 

Get your copy of the The International Churchill Society’s The Churchill Companion: A Concise Guide to the Life & Times of Winston S. Churchill.

ccThis handy, pocket guide was originally compiled by the late David Hatter, but the editing of this edition was completed by Finest Hour editor emeritus Richard Langworth CBE, with the able assistance of many Churchill experts*.

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The Churchill Companion offers twenty-eight categories of ready-reference information on the life and times of Sir Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) for students, scholars and researchers, together with Internet references for further reference.

Sections include:

  • A Timeline of his life and times
  • Books written by or about Churchill
  • Elections he participated in from 1899 to 1959
  • A Glossary of Parliamentary and Political Terms
  • Honors, Orders, Decorations and Medals
  • Myths
  • Offices Held
  • Residences
  • Secretaries, including Private, Parliamentary and Personal

The Churchill Companion begins with a 100-year Timeline of Churchill’s life from his birth in 1874 to the death of his wife Clementine in 1977. Subsequent chapters list Churchill’s books; recommended books about him; his BBC broadcasts from 1938 to 1945; dramatic productions in film and television; elections fought by Churchill; the family tree; leading articles in the journal Finest Hour; the 1965 funeral service; a glossary of Parliamentary and political terms; British governments, sovereigns and prime ministers; Churchill’s honors, orders, decorations and medals; his favorite hotels; his military commissions; a military glossary, leading Churchill myths; government offices held; British political parties; Churchill residences and holiday accommodations; Parliamentary, personal and private secretaries; the British nobility; World War II summit conferences; all Churchill’s race horses; his travel by sea; his travels in North America, his travels in World War II, and the Visitors Book at Chartwell.

The International Churchill Society is the leading international membership organization devoted to preserving the thoughts, words and deeds of Sir Winston Churchill among democratic and freedom-loving peoples throughout the world. The Society has over forty branches, chapters and affiliates in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Israel and Portugal. Society publications include the quarterly journal Finest Hour (in both print and digital editions), featuring the best contemporary writing about Churchill’s life and times, including—by special permission— Sir Winston’s own articles and speeches from among his fifteen million published words. Many of the chapters in The Churchill Companion are derived from articles and research in Finest Hour.

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Twenty-five experts in Churchill studies have contributed these chapters, exhaustively researching each entry for accuracy.

*Contributors:
Paul Addison, Stefan Buczacki, Ronald I. Cohen, Paul H. Courtenay, David J. Hatter, Richard M. Langworth CBE, Anna Lenthauser, John H. Mather MD, Allen Packwood, John Ramsden, Michael Richards, Douglas S. Russell, Christopher H. Sterling, Martin Symington, Katherine Thompson

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