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eBook Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill ePub

by Barry Singer

  • ISBN: 081099643X
  • Category: Historical
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Barry Singer
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 2nd prt. edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1608 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1805 kb
  • Other: lit docx rtf lrf
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 756

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Barry Singer has produced a special biographical book; which, in both terms of visual layout and substance, is worthy of its . Needless to say I know most of the information in this book, Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill by Barry Singer

Barry Singer has produced a special biographical book; which, in both terms of visual layout and substance, is worthy of its subject. 26 people found this helpful. Needless to say I know most of the information in this book, Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill by Barry Singer. Barry Singer is the owner of Chartwell Books in New York City, a bookstore famous for its focus on the works of Winston Churchill. Singer writes about Churchill’s sense of style. For those looking for a book that provides a large amount of trivia information about WSC this is a great book for that.

Winston Churchill, in addition to his careers of soldier and politician, was a prolific writer under the pen name "Winston S. Churchill". After being commissioned into the 4th Queen's Own Hussars in 1895, Churchill gained permission to observe the Cuban War of Independence, and sent war reports to The Daily Graphic. He continued his war journalism in British India, at the Siege of Malakand, then in the Sudan during the Mahdist War and in southern Africa during the Second Boer War.

Churchill Style book. Barry Singer-a writer, self-described Churchill fanatic and proprietor of Manhattan's Chartwell Booksellers (which touts itself as "the world's only Winston Churchill bookshop")-has corrected the deficit. There’s a good deal to like about this jaunty book.

Winston Churchill knew that his political prowess was at its best when propped up by powerful brands, sharp suits and general good taste. Barry Singer's Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill offers some great insights on how to emulate the great man's image. Churchill understood the strong image that smoking a cigar could project

There are thousands of books on Churchill so it can be a considerable challenge to write something .

There are thousands of books on Churchill so it can be a considerable challenge to write something completely new. Barry Singer is the owner of Chartwell Books in New York City, a bookstore famous for its focus on the works of Winston Churchill (and works about him). As a huge Churchill buff, he decided to write a book that focuses on an aspect of his life that’s only hinted at in most other works: Churchill’s sense of style. It’s well known that Churchill liked nice things and lived a life of luxury. This desire for the good things in life drove his career – in politics and in writing.

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That it has taken this long for Singer to use what he’s learned to author a book on the leader, Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill, is the real surprise.

One could hardly call the area around Fifty-second Street, between Park and Madison Avenues in Manhattan, off the beaten path. That it has taken this long for Singer to use what he’s learned to author a book on the leader, Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill, is the real surprise. History has a tendency to grow legacies by superlative. While Churchill was the man who proclaimed that the British would fight the Nazis on beaches, landing grounds, fields, and streets, he was far more complex than the historical portrait of a fierce warrior-leader.

Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill. by Barry Singer and Michael Korda. Churchill Style is a concise biography that charts the compelling sweep of Churchill’s career but with a focus on the personal nuances of his day-to-day life-his preferences in Autos, Books, Cigars, Dining, Fashion, Friendship, Homes, Imbibing, and Pastimes. It features scores of photographs, illustrations, and documents-many from Churchill family archives-that have never been published before.

One of the most iconic and endlessly fascinating figures of the 20th century, Winston Churchill has been the subject of any number of books, but none of them have analyzed his lifestyle as a way to really understand the man. This book features a vivid and entertaining timeline of his public history, but also focuses on the more personal, nonwork aspects of his day-to-day life, covering topics such as autos, books, cigars, dining, fashion, home, libations, and pastimes. Churchill lived an extravagant life, but in reality did not have much money. His ability to live well beyond his means is a lesson that will intrigue many.Praise for Churchill Style:“Despite the hundreds of books written on the wartime leader, there has been surprisingly little compiled on his lifestyle. Barry Singer—a writer, self-described Churchill fanatic and proprietor of Manhattan's Chartwell Booksellers (which touts itself as "the world's only Winston Churchill bookshop")—has corrected the deficit." —Wall Street Journal "There’s a good deal to like about this jaunty book . . . In brief, Churchill lived beyond his means and appears to have enjoyed every minute of it. Churchill Style puts on display his resourcefulness at doing it." —Buffalo News “Hundreds of books have been written about Winston Churchill, most of which focus on his military service and his leadership during both World Wars, but none assess his personal style like Barry Singer does in Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill.” —Cool Hunting.com

Comments

Amis Amis
I have read nearly all of the biographies of Churchill (and numerous other books about him) and this is the most downright fun to read. The author is a truly fine writer as well as an expert on Churchill. What makes this book so much fun to read either in snippets "draughts" is the structure: short "chapters" covering everything from his political fortunes to the apartments and homes he lived in at various times in his life to the cars he drove to the cigars, food and drink he preferred (the reports of his drinking, other than champagne, have been greatly exaggerated) to the clothing he wore to his daily habits.

If you're a Churchill fan, you'll see photographs you've never seen before and learn a few things about the man that you likely didn't know. If you know someone who doesn't know very much about Churchill, this is the book to get them to read. A must.
Envias Envias
A fine and favorable overview of Winston Churchill's life, interlayed with remarks on homes, cigars, whiskeys, hats, automobiles, siren-suits, and other of his attachments that, in sum, produced his unmatchable personal style.

This short volume is a joy. While it will be of interest to the seasoned reader of all things Churchill, it also would serve to provide a good launching point for one just being introduced to the greatest man of the last century.

Barry Singer has produced a special biographical book; which, in both terms of visual layout and substance, is worthy of its subject.
Dondallon Dondallon
I have read Gilbert and Manchester on the life and times of Winston S. Churchill and can honestly say that Singer brought up points never mentioned by these Churchillian authors. For instance I never knew Winston was hooked on cigarettes as a teen who was admonished by his parents to immediately quite this bad habit. I found out about his cigar and alcoholic habits Barry Singer has put together a delightful review of what it was to be Winston Churchill. Having been a student of Churchill I did not expect to learn much more about him. As usual I was wrong, Singer brought up more nuggets on this most prominent man. In the realm of historical analysis I can think of no other person who has been in recorded history including Jesus Christ himself who has been so analyzed and written about and studied as Winston Churchill. From his birth in Blenheim Palace to his death in January of 1965 in London, Winston Spencer Churchill is the ultimate humanitarian, politician, and warrior who personifies all that is good in the human race.
We all know the privileged circumstances of birth and social standing afforded Winston. We know of his education and struggles with both his father who died at a young age and his social butterfly mother Jenny Jerome Churchill. What Singer does in his very graphic and honest portrayal of Churchill is to put you the reader in the shoes of what it was to live the life of Winston Churchill throughout his life. Was he an alcoholic? Really he was not!!! His cigar habit was addictive but he smoked much less than perceived.
Singer's writing is easy and very provocative. The stories told within are entertaining and revealing! Singer adds depth to the historical oevre of Winston Churchill. The pictures shown within this work are priceless and add texture and meaning to a man who lead a meaningful and full life. This book is a must for any Churchillian and any other person interested in contemporary World history!!
Tinavio Tinavio
I have read every book about or by Churchill I can get my hands on. I have a ceiling to floor bookcase full of books by or about Churchill. I started this collection in my early teens. Now I am gathering a collection of e-books. Needless to say I know most of the information in this book, “Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill” by Barry Singer. Barry Singer is the owner of Chartwell Books in New York City, a bookstore famous for its focus on the works of Winston Churchill. Singer writes about Churchill’s sense of style. For those looking for a book that provides a large amount of trivia information about WSC this is a great book for that. The book has information from, who made his hats to wear, where he bought his bowties, the brand of whiskey he prefer to the brand of pens he preferred to write with. I enjoyed the parts where the author talks about the various houses that the Churchill family lived in. He’s most famous for living in Chartwell, but he lived in many other interesting places. There are lots of pictures in the book. The author also writes about WSC passion of horses, from his childhood horse, his polo ponies to his race horses. Churchill’s favorite pastime was horseback riding. I did learn a few items from the book I was unaware of. For example, I did not know Churchill was friends with Alexander Korba (one of my favorite movie directors). Apparently during the depression when WSC was struggling financially Korba hired him to write or edit some movie scripts. One was on Lawrence of Arabia which Korba chose not to make but sold it off to Hollywood. I just love picking up these little pearls of information. If you are looking for a book that is more about Churchill’s lifestyle or want some trivia information, this is the book for you. It is well-written in an easy going style that drips of information with lots of photographs. I read this as an e-book on my Kindle app for my Ipad.