Friday, July 29, 2005

History WIll Be Kind

'History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
Sir Winston Churchill

And write it he did. Churchill was a prolific writer, penning the biography of his ancestor, the Lord of Marlborough; a history of World War One when it was still The World War in the 1920s; and many other books, columns, essays, and treatises.

But his greatest works came later, after the World War Two. He wrote The Second World War during the years after his end-of-war defeat, and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples after his second stint as Prime Minister.

The Second World War won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1953. It remains one of the definitive records of the war.

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