Winston Churchill's Claim to Fame.

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Winston Churchill's Claim to Fame

According to F. Washington Jarvis' occasional paper, Winston Churchill became a legend because of his great vision, "his ability to articulate that vision,"(23), "and the limitless energy and absolute determination,"(23). His legend is shown by John F. Kennedy's praise when he makes Churchill an honorary citizen of the United States.

Winston Churchill was born on November 20, 1874 in an aristocratic family. He had a nanny, Mrs. Everest who taught him about self-sacrifice. Jarvis Writes, "he knew from the unselfish, dependable, and enduring love of Mrs. Everest that human beings are capable of sacrifice,"(3). In school Churchill focused most on English where he learned his great oratory and writing skills. Jarvis believes that Churchill knew he would use English stating, "From earliest childhood, Churchill had an awareness of being destined for greatness,"(2)

Churchill as a correspondent, saw many battles around Europe and wrote on them.

He soon started to write books such as The Malakand Field Service, which questioned British officers' competence of war and their strategy. This caused a lot of discussion in London and other parts of England.

Churchill's political career started in 1900 when he was a Conservative member of Parliament. In 1904, however he changed to become a Liberal because he believed the Conservatives were wrong to enlarge the army. In 1910 Churchill moved up to the post: President of the Board of Trade. In 1911 moving further up Churchill became First lord of the Admiralty. During WWI, Winston Churchill had the only brilliant idea according to Attlee. This was to attack Turkey on three fronts, dispersing the German army and allowing the allies to trade once again through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea. During this war at age 41, Churchill left his family to "fight in the trenches...