A Guide to Churchill's Books
We're here to help Churchill's words find your shelves.
To that end, we have compiled for you a guide to Churchill's book-length published works. Each title in the list below links to one of Churchill's 38 major book-length works (comprising 58 individual volumes). All but one on the list (The Dream) were published in book-length form during Churchill's lifetime.
Click on any of the titles below to link to detailed discussion of the work, including images and additional links.
Statesman, soldier, war correspondent, ardent social reformer, combative cold warrior, painter - Churchill was many things at different times, but always a writer.
That writing is simply remarkable in scope. Rough numbers tell part of the tale. He published 58 books, 260 pamphlets, and more than 840 feature articles. His speeches fill 9,000 pages. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature. And writing was his part-time job.
Churchill wrote so much that even just the Bibliography of Churchill's writings required two decades to compile and three volumes and 2,183 pages to publish.
Fortunately for us, Churchill wasn't just a prolific writer, but a damned good one. All of the sharp wit, incisiveness, rolling cadences, sweeping sense of history, and unusual foresight that marked his life permeate his writing. In many ways, Churchill's life was writing. He wrote before he achieved power. He wrote after power passed from his aging hands. Words – evocative, emotional, reasoning, reckoning – were his personal currency and daily essential.