How Churchill won the war of the words

Mr Churchill's Profession: Statesman, Orator, Writer by Peter Clarke. Bloomsbury, €25.20. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.

18th August, 2012
Winston Churchill: knew the power of the written word.

Mr Churchill's Profession: Statesman, Orator, Writer by Peter Clarke

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"History will be kind to me," Winston Churchill told his friends, "because I intend to write it!" Britain's iconic wartime hero was as good as his word. His collected writings eventually ran to 34 volumes, a remarkable body of work that earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.

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