Author(s): Richard Wiles
The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creative. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey all of them in vivid snapshots. Many people know that Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British statesman and prime minister, a speechmaker who led Britain through the dark days of the Second World War. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he came under enemy fire over 50 times; took 36 bottles of wine, 18 of scotch and 6 of vintage brandy to the Boer War; painted over 600 works of art and won the Nobel Prize for Literature; and developed his taste for Havana cigars while working as a war correspondent in the Cuban War of Independence.
Presents Churchill through 50 defining facts, thoughts, habits and achievements. Entertaining and informative infographics. Stylish gift for history and politics lovers.
Richard Wiles studied periodical journalism, photography and printing processes at the London College of Printing. As a writer, editor and illustrator, he has successfully blended graphic design and editorial skills in the creation of magazines and books on topics ranging from history to popular culture.