“How many speeches did Churchill make, and in how many words? Also, how many words did he write in his books and articles?
Speeches: To be precise you’d have to count (I won’t!) the speeches listed in the Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches 1897-1963. Rough estimate: there are forty speeches per page of contents, about eight contents pages per volume, and eight volumes. So, at a guess, 2500 speeches.
But the Complete Speeches are not complete. Try to find his famous Durban speech after escaping from the Boers in 1899, for example.…
Can you direct me to a set of the “Collected Works” of Winston Churchill? If, as I suspect, this is a pricey and limited production, how can I build a complete collection of his works without spending a fortune? —G.S., Maine, USA
You refer to the Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill, 40 volumes including four volumes of Collected Essays, published by the Library of Imperial History in London in 1974-75. (The Diner’s Club produced another collection of Major Works, but they were not complete.)