"Here, in his own words, are the fascinating first thirty years in the life of one of the most provocative and compelling leaders of the twentieth centuryWinston Churchill"As a visionary, statesman, and historian, and the most eloquent spokesman against Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill was one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. In this autobiography, Churchill recalls his childhood, his schooling, his years as a war correspondent in South Africa during the Boer War, and his first forays into politics as a member of Parliament. "My Early Life" not only gives readers insights into the shaping of a great leader but, as Churchill himself wrote, "a picture of a vanished age."If you want to fully understand Winston Churchill, "My Early Life" is essential reading.
Winston Leonhard Spencer Churchill, geboren 1874 in Blenham Palace; 1900 als Konservativer Mitglied des Unterhauses, ab 1906 mehrfach Minister; ab Mai 1940 Premierminister. Zusammen mit Th. Roosevelt entwarf und verkündete er 1941 die "Atlantic-Charta". 1953 wurde Churchill geadelt, im selben Jahr erhielt er für sein historisches und literarisches Werk den Literaturnobelpreis und 1956 den Karlspreis. Er starb 1965.