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Monday, December 21, 2015

Simon Read's 'Winston Churchill Reporting: Adventures of a Young War Correspondent' - January 14th

Time Tested Books 
is pleased to present 
Simon Read
reading/signing/discussing his new book
Winston Churchill Reporting:
Adventures of a Young War Correspondent
Thursday, January 14th, 7:00pm


His World War II reputation is legendary—resolute, dogged and optimistic. His wartime image is iconic—scowling, cigar-chomping, and whisky fortified. But the Churchill we know in his 60s was forged in his 20s, when he went to war as a correspondent—and ended up in the fight.

Based on his private letters and wartime dispatches, Winston Churchill Reporting: Adventures of a Young War Correspondent reveals Churchill as an ambitious young journalist in the center of ferocious combat where he established his reputation—not only as a talented reporter, but also as a daring, brave, and fearsome soldier. In this edge-of-your-seat, slice-of-life biography, author Simon Read skillfully weaves Churchill’s earliest wartime adventures with his lively reporting from the battlefield. Here Churchill gets his taste for war and hones his talent for language.

Between 1895 and 1900, Churchill covered the wars of the British colonial empire, from the jungles of Cuba to the mountain passes in India’s North-West frontier, from the desert valley of the Sudan to the veld of South Africa. With an enthusiasm for soldiering, the young reporter always found his way to the battle front.

Winston Churchill Reporting details an often-ignored, but vastly formative time in Churchill’s life. It was during this time that the man who would soon become an emblematic global figure mastered his command of the English language, developed his steady character, and solidified himself as one of our most tenacious statesmen.


Simon Read is an award-winning reporter and the author of seven previous books. He has written for the San Francisco Chronicle and Publishers Weekly. He lives in Northern California.

This event is FREE & everyone is invited.