A fact that is less known about Churchill is that he made his living from writing. He was a born storyteller and enjoyed writing immensely. Even though he was born as an aristocrat, there was to be very little inheritance, so he needed the income to support his expensive tastes.
Churchill’s view was that history would be kind to him, because he would write the history. During his lifetime Churchill wrote forty-three books in seventy-two volumes.
Churchill won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953 for his contribution to the written and spoken word.
The publication of his first book, along with the accompanying speaking tour, set the stage for the rest of his life as a writer.
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