Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Winston Churchill’s top ten books

Winston Churchill never actually published a “Top Ten” list of his favorite books. But he did read a great many books and was known for his strong opinions. So Jonathan Rose, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History at Drew University and author of The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor, was able to speculate that Churchill’s top ten books list might include:
The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck

Churchill was sincerely moved by this saga of China in revolutionary turmoil, though he didn’t entirely get it. On finishing the book, he concluded that the toiling Chinese masses would have been much happier if, like the Indians, they had enjoyed the blessings of British rule—not exactly the message that the author intended to send.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Good Earth is among Evie Wyld's five favorite books about farmers and Tiger Mom's five best books on being a Mother.

My Book, The Movie: The Literary Churchill.

--Marshal Zeringue