Churchill Bibliography


The following bibliography was used in the preparation of this web site’s Winston Churchill Timeline. For a more detailed study of the published literature on Churchill see Annotated Bibliography of Works about Sir Winston S. Churchill by Curt J. Zoller (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2004), A Connoisseur’s Guide to the Books of Sir Winston Churchill by Richard M. Langworth (London: Brassey’s, 2000), and Churchill: A Concise Bibliography by Buckley Barry Barrett (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2000). Ronald Cohen’s Bibliography of the Writings of Sir Winston Churchill (New York: Thoemmes, 2006) is the standard source for information on all of Churchill’s published writings.


Primary Sources

Sir Winston Churchill Papers

Books by Winston Churchill

Churchill, Winston. My Early Life. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1930.

Churchill, Winston. Second World War. Boston: Houghton Mifflin: 1948-1953. 6 volumes.

Churchill, Winston. World Crisis. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1923-1931. 5 volumes.


London Times

New York Times

Published Speeches and Documents

Hansard 1803–2005. Online

James, Robert Rhodes (ed.). Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1974. 8 volumes.

Kimball, Warren F. (editor). Churchill & Roosevelt: The Complete Correspondence. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1984. 3 volumes.

Soames, Mary (ed.). Winston and Clementine: The Personal Letters of the Churchills. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Official Biography

Churchill, Randolph S. and Martin Gilbert. Winston S. Churchill. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966-1988. 8 volumes and 13 companion volumes.

Gilbert, Martin (editor). Churchill War Papers. New York: W.W. Norton, 1993-2001. 3 volumes.

Secondary Sources

Addison, Paul. Churchill on the Home Front, 1900-1955. London: Jonathan Cape, 1992.

Addison, Paul. Churchill: The Unexpected Hero. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Alder, Bill. The Churchill Wit. New York: Coward-McCann, 1965.

Barker, Elisabeth. Churchill and Eden at War. New York: St. Martins, 1978.

Best, Geoffrey. Churchill: A Study in Greatness. London: Hambledon, 2001.

Birkenhead, Frederick. Churchill, 1874-1922. London: Harrap, 1989.

Bonham-Carter, Violet. Winston Churchill: An Intimate Portrait. New York: Konecky & Konecky, 1965.

Broad, Lewis. Winston Churchill: The Years of Preparation, A Biography. New York: Hawthorn, 1958.

Broad, Lewis. Winston Churchill: The Years of Achievement, A Biography. New York: Hawthorn, 1963.

Charmley, John. Churchill, The End of Glory: A Political Biography. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1993.

Churchill, Peregrine and Julian Mitchell. Jennie, Lady Randolph Churchill: A Portrait  with Letters. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1974.

Churchill, Randolph and Helmut Gernsheim (eds.). Churchill: His Life in Photographs. Murray Hill, New York: Rinehart, 1955.

Churchill, Winston S. His Father’s Son: The Life of Randolph Churchill. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1996.

Cohen, Ronald I. Bibliography of the Writings of Sir Winston Churchill. New York: Thoemmes, 2006. 3 volumes.

Colville, John. Fringes of Power: 10 Downing Street Diaries, 1939-1955. New York: Norton, 1985.

Colville, John. Winston Churchill and His Inner Circle. New York: Wyndham Books, 1981.

Coombs, David and Minnie S. Churchill. Sir Winston Churchill, His Life and His Paintings. Philadelphia: Running Press, 2004.

Dear, I.C.B. (ed.) Oxford Companion to World War II. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

D’Este, Carlo. Warlord: The Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874-1945. New York: Harper, 2008.

Dilks, David. “The Great Dominion:” Winston Churchill in Canada, 1900-1954. Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2005.

Eade, Charles (ed.). Churchill by His Contemporaries. London: Reprint Society, 1955.

Fedden, Robin. Churchill at Chartwell. London: Pergamon Press, 1969.

Gilbert, Martin. Churchill: A Life. Toronto: Minerva, 1993.

Gilbert, Martin. Churchill:  A Photographic Portrait. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988.

Gilbert, Martin. Churchill and America. New York: Free Press, 2005.

Halle, Kay. Winston Churchill on America and Britain: A Selection of His Thoughts on Anglo- American Relations. New York: Walker, 1970.

Herman, Arthur. Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age. New York: Bantam Books, 2008.

Holmes, Richard. In the Footsteps of Churchill. New York: Basic Books, 2005.

Jackson, Ashley. Churchill. London: Quercus, 2011.

James, Robert Rhodes. Churchill: A Study in Failure, 1900-1939. New York: The World Publishing Company, 1970.

Jenkins, Roy. Churchill: A Biography. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001.

Johnson, Paul. Churchill. New York: Viking, 2009.

Kersaudy, Francois. Churchill and De Gaulle. London: Collins, 1981.

Lamb, Richard. Churchill as War Leader. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1993.

Langworth, Richard (ed.). Churchill By Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations. New York: Public Affairs, 2008.

Langworth, Richard M. (ed.) Churchill Companion: A Concise Guide to the Life and Times of Winston S. Churchill. Chicago: Churchill Centre, 2012.

Lavery, Brian. Churchill Goes to War. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 2007.

Lee, Celia and John Lee. The Churchills: A Family Portrait. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Lukacs, John. Five Days in London, May 1940. London: Yale Nota Bene, 2001.

Manchester, William. Last Lion, Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone: 1932-1940. Boston: Little, Brown, 1988.

Manchester, William. Last Lion, Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions Of Glory: 1874-1932. Boston: Little, Brown, 1983.

Manchester, William and Paul Reid. Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965. Boston: Little, Brown, 2012.

Meacham, Jon. Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship. New York: Random House, 2004.

Moorehead, Alan. Churchill: A Pictorial Biography. New York: Viking Press, 1960.

Moran, Charles. Churchill: the Struggle for Survival, 1940-1965, Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966.

Morgan, Ted. Churchill: Young Man in a Hurry, 1874-1915. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982.

Olson, Lynne. Troublesome Young Man: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2007.

Pawle, Gerald. War and Colonel Warden: Based on the Recollections of Commander C.R. Thompson. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1963.

Pelling, Henry. Winston Churchill. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions, 1999.

Pope, Stephen and Elizabeth-Anne Wheal. MacMillan Dictionary of the First World War. London: MacMillan, 1995.

Ramsden, John. Man of the Century: Winston Churchill and his Legend since 1945. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.

Reardon, Terry. Winston Churchill and Mackenzie King, So Similar, So Different. Toronto: Dundurn, 2012.

Reynolds, David. In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War. New York: Random House, 2005.

Rose, Norman. Churchill: The Unruly Giant. New York: Free Press, 1995.

Sandys, Celia. Chasing Churchill: The Travels of Winston Churchill. New York: Carroll and Graf, 2003.

Soames, Mary. Clementine Churchill: The Biography of a Marriage. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979.

Soames, Mary. Daughter’s Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill’s Youngest Child. New York: Random House, 2011.

Soames, Mary. Winston Churchill: His Life as a Painter. London: Collins, 1990.

Taylor, A.J.P. Churchill Revised; A Critical Assessment. New York, Dial Press, 1969.

Taylor, Robert Lewis. Winston Churchill; An Informal Study of Greatness. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1952.

Tickell, Jerrard. Ascalon: The Story of Sir Winston Churchill’s Wartime Flights from 1943 to 1945. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1964.

Tolppanen, Bradley P. “Churchill and Chaplin.” Finest Hour. 142 (Spring 2009), 16-21.

Tolppanen, Bradley P. Churchill in North America: A Three Month Tour of Canada and the United States. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2014.

Tolppanen, Bradley P. “The Accidental Churchill.” The Churchillian. 3:4 (Winter 2012), 6-13.

Tove, Richard. Churchill’s Empire: The World that Made Him and the World He Made. London: Macmillan, 2010.

Wrigley, Chris. Winston Churchill: A Biographical Companion. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2002.

Young, Kenneth. Churchill and Beaverbrook: A Study in Friendship and Politics. New York: Heinemann, 1966.

Journals and Magazines

Finest Hour, the Journal of Winston Churchill

The Churchillian


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